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La Trattoria In Pissignano

On our trip out to visit the Fonti del Clitunno last Sunday we went for lunch at La Trattoria, a restaurant on the opposite side of the road to the natural springs. We had first eaten here on a trip to Pissignano Antiques Market and a visit to the springs seemed like a good excuse to go back.

Rigatone al Rancetto pasta at La Trattoria, Pissignano

Rigatone al Rancetto at La Trattoria, Pissignano

It was a sunny day in late March and we booked a table outside on the terrace at the front. To start we ordered a couple of antipasti to share between five people, this came in three servings staggered over about 15 minutes and comprised appertisers of  meats, cheeses, olives (flavoured with orange zest), small fried fish, frittata with asparagus and fried battered zucchini flowers filled with mozzarella.

An outside table at La Trattoria, Pissignano

An outside table at La Trattoria, Pissignano

I had pasta with artisan ricotta and truffles from the primi menu, it was delicious, I didn’t try anyone else’s but they all raved about their choices. For the meat course I had a homemade hamburger, I think the best I’ve ever eaten, and others chose liver and salad. If you are in the area and it is a nice day I can definitely recommend eating here.

Telephone 0743 275797 to book a table.

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Pissignano Antiques Market

We really enjoy going to local antiques markets, often heading to nearby Città di Castello on the third Sunday of the month. The biggest antique market in Umbria and probably one of the biggest in Italy is held in the village of Pissignano. The market is held on the first Sunday of each month and is so well known that many antique dealers from Rome attend. Pissignano is located near the town of Trevi and is next to the famous Fonti del Clitunno, the natural springs that inspired the poem describing Umbria as the “Green Heart of Italy”.

A stall at the Pissignano antiques market

A stall at the Pissignano antiques market

The market stretches alongside the main road into Pissignano and into the centre of the village itself. It takes a while to stroll along the entire length of the market, we were advised by experienced visitors to park at the Pissignano end and make our way back along the market. There are a lot of interesting items to look at and buy, our daughters found some wonderful vintage dresses.

Afterwards we had a good lunch at La Trattoria, sitting outside on the shady terrace. On the day of the market advance booking is advisable to secure a table.