Project Description

Montefalco and Bevagna: the wine route

Umbria, a region in the very center of Italy, offers tourists from all over the world a large number of beauties and as many high-level food and wine excellences.

To get a taste of it, you should follow the Sagrantino wine route, the famous autochthonous red wine of this region, which reflects its truest aromas and flavors.

The Sagrantino vine grows only in the green hills around Montefalco and Bevagna, through a combination of favorable factors such as the soil, the climate and the care of the winemakers.

This itinerary has been designed to make you discover first-hand the origins of the production of this wine.
A comfortable and accessible private van will pick you up directly at your hotel, where you will introduce yourself to a local and expert bilingual guide.

Along the road between hills, vineyards and olive groves, you will stop between charming small villages still untouched by modernization and mass tourism.

The starting point for our tour is Montefalco, an enchanting medieval village full of, called “The Balcony of Umbria” for its hilly position in the center of the Spoleto valley.

Among other things, you will visit the Museum of Saint Francis, a former Franciscan church divided into many accessible exhibition spaces and full of frescoes, including the famous Nativity by Perugino.

By the end of the visit, you will reach an ancient local cellar, where you will discover in detail the secrets of all the stages of wine production and how they have been handed down over time and generations.

You will also have the opportunity to taste the local production of red, white and sparkling wines based on Sagrantino and a grappa from Sagrantino grape pomace.

You will have a lunch during while tasting several dishes of local cuisine, such as roast lamb and unique Chianina meat, strictly accompanied by a good glass of Sagrantino.

You will continue the tour to Bevagna, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy where time seems to have paused in the Middle Ages.
Chosen as a film set by many famous directors such as Franco Zeffirelli and Paul Verhoeven, the city is surrounded by untouched medieval walls with polygonal and cylindrical towers, tracing the layout of the former Roman walls.

Before the van takes you back to your hotel, you will be able to discover every secret of this magical place through a visit to the historic city center.