Rasiglia, A Village In Umbria

Bridge Over Stream In Rasiglia, Umbria
Rasiglia, A Village Sometimes Described As "The Venice Of Umbria" Whilst on our trip to Norcia last month we stopped en-route at the picturesque village of Rasiglia. Rasiglia is often described as the " Little Venice Of Umbria" but you won't find any gondolas or overpriced drinksRead more

Norcia

The Ruined Church, Basilica Di San Benedetto, In The Centre Of Norcia, Umbria
A Visit To Norcia, A Town In Southern Umbria The town of Norcia in southern Umbria is famous for both religious and culinary reasons. On the religious side of the equation, Norcia was the birthplace of St Benedict, founder of the Benedictine monastic order. On the culinaryRead more

Wine In Tuscany Part X, Vin Santo

Vin Santo, Sweet Wine Made Using The Passito Method This is the last of our series on Tuscan wine, and what better way to end up than with a wine made to accompany dessert? When visiting Tuscany you may come across Vin Santo (holy wine), a sweetRead more

Wine In Tuscany Part IX, Super Tuscan

Super Tuscan: Quality Wine Made Outside The DOC / DOCG Rules Super Tuscan is the term given to the well made, expensive and sought after wines that are made outside of the DOC / DOCG rules. The first, in 1968, was Vigorello di San Felice a wine madeRead more

Wine In Tuscany Part VI, Central Tuscany: Montepulciano

Trying Vino Nobile from the Dei winery
Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano DOCG Montepulciano has its own variety of sangiovese, prugnolo gentile, which is used to make Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Vino Rosso di Montepulciano DOC. A word of caution, do not confuse the red montepulciano grape (grown widely in central Italy) withRead more