From Asia to Umbria, the long journey of a plant with magical properties, saffron. A flower whose history is linked to the region as far back as the 13th century and which today represents one of its gastronomic excellences.
"Centum pignatuli ficuum: one hundred fig pots! This was the obligation of the inhabitants of Amelia towards the Pope since the Middle Ages. An ancient tradition that still today gives the sweetest Umbrian excellence: the Fichi Girotti.
In Montefalco, land of excellence, of famous wineries that produce one of the best wines in Italy, of ancient oil mills that produce the EVO DOP Oil of Umbria, there is the famous restaurant "Alla Via di Mezzo" by the legendary Giorgione.
The simple country ingredients, skilfully elaborated by the women of the past, have given rise to traditional dishes that still delight the palate today. Among the typical regional dishes of Umbria there is the inevitable "torta al testo".
Umbria, where nature and rural culture are integral parts of everyday life, is a region that perfectly matches the mission of Slow Food, a movement founded in 1989 for the protection and right to slow pleasure.