what to buy in Amelia:
the ancient Morgante (Traminer) recovered from the Pizzogallo cellars is truly amazing.
To taste the excellent Grechetto in purity by Zanchi (they called it Arvore) but also the Majolo (Barricaded Malvasia) and Sciurio (a blend with a powerful taste of Sangiovese and Canaiolo black) are excellent; particular mention for the pure Aleatico called Lu.
The black Canaiolo from the Le Poggette farm, our favorite red … and for detachment!
… and finally Ciliegiolo, the wine of the moment to which a skilful commercial operation has added a completely arbitrary “di Narni”, since this cultivar originates from Terre Arnolfe (between the Martani and Acquasparta mountains).
Among all the winemakers in the area, the Sandonna cellars, in my opinion, have extracted the best product
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL:
Tasting the extraordinary Rajo Amerino monocultivar extra virgin olive oil on a simple slice of bread is an unforgettable sensory experience that no one should give up. Il Frantoio is a small oil mill that can allow you this “flight” in taste and aroma.
The Ricci oil mill is located in Montecchio about 25 km from Amelia, going to buy their oil will compensate for having to get there; in fact, at least two elements of their production are undoubtedly deserving of the total 50 km to cover; I am referring to the Moraiolo in purity and the melangolo oil absolutely to taste
Giacomo Vitto’s fiordilatte and burrata are unsurpassed and produced exclusively with local milk.
In his shop / tasting you can also buy excellent cured meats
Buffalo mozzarella in Umbria ?? Yes, it is of excellent quality; seeing is believing!
Can you travel 50 km just to go and buy goat cheese near Viterbo? The answer is yes if the cheese in question is that of Monte Jugo … (ricotta and Colonna del Bacucco are a real delight), a visit to the aforementioned dairy could be combined, perhaps, with a small trip to the medieval districts of Viterbo , at the Terme dei Papi or at Bolsena lake.
A tradition recently recovered that of Paneforte Amerino, similar in appearance and denomination but substantially different in flavor, consistency and ingredients to Panforte Margherita di Siena
The Girotti ice cream shop (owned by our most famous fellow citizen, the actor Terence Hill) and the Russo pastry shop have taken over the ancient recipe of more than a century ago and have marketed this absolute delight that you must definitely try. .
Girotti figs are another historic Amerine confectionery creation, which sees the dried fig as the main element; the colors of the wrapping differentiate the filling; we recommend the green walnut ones.
Strolling through the fields in search of wild herbs
From 1st March to 15th May
Search for wild herbs in the fields
2 nights in a B&B in a standard room
access to the wellness area
2 massages …
1 dinner based on herbs found at Surripa farmhouse
all for only 398 euros for couple.
tasting of extra virgin olive oil (at the Frantoio di Francesco Suadoni) 10 euros per couple
wine tasting (at the Zanchi winery) from 12 to 20 euros per person
working with ceramics and mosaics (at Roberta Lumaca’s atelier)
glass processing (at Pierluigi Penzo’s laboratory)
all options not directly referable to the Pomario will be settled at the partner structures.