Umbria, “The Romantic Garden of Italy”

The soft hills crowned by oaks and olive groves,  green valleys crossed by rivers which have testified over a  thousand-year history, medieval villages, often still intact, perched on the hilltops.

Then again, shrines and monasteries, castles,  Etruscan-Roman archaeological sites, medieval and Renaissance works of art scattered everywhere, the highest waterfalls in Europe, Lake Trasimeno, peace, silence, air purity, meekness of views, the infinite perfume of history and civilization that can be felt everywhere, in every place, in spite of the modernization that advances, despite mass tourism, despite everything.

And finally,  the cuisine, true, tasty and delicate, often made with simple ingredients, a little elaborate, but with a  unique taste, the result of unique microenvironments and a multicentury culture , which has its roots in the history of the ancient Umbrian-Sabines and Etruscans, who brought with them the techniques of processing meat in  the first place, then vines, olive trees and culinary art (as well as the taste for beauty and harmony) in the second place.