The Wine Museum of Torgiano in Umbria is a private museum specializing in the culture of wine. The museum was founded by Giorgio Lungarotti and his wife Maria Grazia Marchetti and was opened to the public in 1974. It is located in Torgiano in the 17th century Graziani-Baglioni mansion. The wine museum is managed by the Lungarotti Foundation who also own and run the Olive and Oil Museum in Torgiano. The museum contains twenty themed rooms and displays over 2800 pieces. There are a rich collection of archeological finds, Greek, Etruscan and Roman ceramics and glassware. Ceramic wine vessels from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and contemporary periods as well as texts on viticulture, artifacts of goldsmiths, weaving and other arts and crafts. Many working tools well illustrate the yearly wine cycle and traditional techniques and large presses, distillers, a bottling machine and other objects
October – March: Monday to Sunday 10 am -1pm / 3 – 5 pm
April – June: Monday to Sunday 10am – 1pm / 3 – 6 pm
July – September: Monday to Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Official Website: www.lungarotti.it
The cuisine of Umbria is simple, rustic food once known as” cucina povera“, prepared and cooked to retain the wholesome goodness and flavour of the food. The dishes of the region rely heavily on the seasonal food available that is produced in it’s lush, rich landscape, and one can see why it is called the “green heart of Italy”. Vegetables, grains such as spelt,wheat, barley and lentils, and fresh herbs from it’s farms and gardens, fresh water fish from it’s lakes and game, black truffles and wild mushrooms from the forests that cover much of the region.
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