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Olive oil

The green of the Umbrian hills is illuminated by the silver reflections of over seven million olive trees that here grow placid. Notoriously symbol of Peace, the olive tree is a plant that well represents Umbria, a land of great spirituality, capable of lovingly preserving secular traditions.
Long-lived, robust and slow growing, the olive tree describes the spirit of these places and its inhabitants. And so olive oil, the protagonist of regional gastronomy, made of simple and straightforward, genuine and tasty foods.
The production of extra virgin olive oil in Umbria has ancient origins, which date back to the Etruscans and, even today, is one of our most important resources with an annual production of about 90,000 quintals. About 8,000 of these receive the D.O.P. - Protected Designation of Origin - to guarantee the production area.
The oils of Umbria
Based on the different characteristics of the territory and the types of the olive tree, five areas of excellence for the production of extra virgin olive oil, D.O.P. in Umbria. Let's discover together collocation, features and the best combinations!
DOP Colli del Trasimeno
The production area obviously affects the hills around Lake Trasimeno and, administratively speaking, covers the municipalities of Perugia, Piegaro, Panicale, Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Tuoro sul Trasimeno, Lisciano Niccone, Umbertide, Città di Castello, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Corciano, Citerna, San Giustino, Montone and Pietralunga.
To best enjoy this type of oil, fruity and light, we recommend to use it to embellish carpaccio of lake fish, noble roasted fish, vegetable purée, porcini mushrooms and medium-aged cheeses.
DOP Colli Orvietani
An oil with a fruity and medium-spicy flavor. The name includes the municipalities of Montecchio, Baschi, Orvieto, Porano, Castel Giorgio, Castel Viscardo, Allerona, Ficulle, Parrano, San Venanzo, Monteleone d'Orvieto, Fabro, Montegabbione, Montecastello di Vibio, Fratta Todina, Marsciano, Città della Pieve .
Excellent with porcini mushroom salads, vegetable soups and medium-aged cheeses.
DOP of the Colli Amerini
It is produced in the areas of Calvi, Otricoli, Narni, Amelia, Penna in Teverina, Jupiter, Attigliano, Lugnano in Teverina, Alviano, Guardea, San Gemini, Montecastrilli, Avigliano.
Its light taste goes perfectly with delicate dishes based on lake fish, boiled vegetables and grilled white meat.
DOP of the Assisi-Spoleto Hills
It is the oil of the Umbrian Valley with the municipalities of Gubbio, Scheggia, Costacciaro, Sigillo, Fossato di Vico, Gualdo Tadino, Valfabbrica, Assisi, Spello, Valtopina, Foligno, Trevi, Sellano, Campello sul Clitunno, Spoleto, Scheggino, Sant ' Anatolia di Narco, Vallo di Nera, Cerreto di Spoleto, Preci, Norcia, Cascia, Poggiodomo, Monteleone di Spoleto, Montefranco, Arrone, Polino, Ferentillo, Terni, Stroncone.
An oil with a structured flavor with a strong bitter and spicy sensation. Its ideal connubi are meat carpaccio, boiled legumes and vegetable soups.
DOP of the Martani Hills
Produced in the municipalities of Acquasparta, Spoleto, Massa Martana, Todi, Castel Ritaldi, Giano dell'Umbria, Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo, Collazzone, Bevagna, Cannara, Bettona, Deruta, Torgiano, Bastia Umbra.
Fruity and strong goes well with bruschetta, salads and hard cheeses.
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