The Umbrian Valley, also known as Spoleto Valley, is a broad and extensive alluvial plain, between Monteluco and Martani Mountains, and offers a diverse landscape and rich in archeology, art and history. Beautiful monuments, picturesque castles, charming villages exude an old-world charm and bear witness to the marriage of ancient towns and nature.
Spoleto is surrounded by an extraordinary green landscape of woods, olive groves, vineyards, from which descend the local gastronomic traditions characterized by simple and natural ingredients: cereals, vegetables, legumes, asparagus, mushrooms, truffles, accompanied today by oil production virgin certificate and wines from brand Doc.To taste: They are excellent cured meats (sausages, ciausculi, mezzafegati, mountain hams, finocchielle), excellent wines; spaghetti Spoleto, the omelette with truffles, jugged venison.
Tobias Smollett, a Scottish writer who passed through in the Umbrian Valley in 1764, describes the valley and the river that runs through it: "... The way between Spoleto and Foligno is good and through an enchanting plain, well cultivated and that abounds d 'oil, wine, wheat, and cattle; it is irrigated by the river it Clitunno pastoral born from a rock on the road and runs into two or three separate streams ".