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Wedding in Torgiano


Probably founded by the Etruscans, Torgiano is situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of the Chiascio and Tiber rivers.

Torgiano is a commune of Umbria, near Perugia, dominating the valleys of the river Tiber. The surroundings are of particular interest and beauty, with a predominantly medieval style; the history of Torgiano began in Roman times, as testified by the many discoveries that have occurred on territory. 

In subsequent centuries the city was dominated by the Lombards and the Goths, then became a possession of the City of Perugia and, when it suffered a bitter defeat during the War of Salt, the power went to the State of the Church. 

There are several churches in this Umbrian town, including the CHURCH of San Bartolomeo, which structure was built around 1700 and holds important paintings, frescoes and historical works, the Church of Our LADY dell’Ulivello, built in the sixteenth century, which houses a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child between Saints Joseph and John, the Oratory of St. ANTHONY, which was built during the fourteenth century and which keeps a wonderful Altar Major Dedicated to the Holy and finally the Church of S. Maria del Castle dating back to 1400 and in which there is a wooden statue representing the Virgin of Fatima. 

The city is HOME to the Palazzo Graziani-Baglioni, buildings sixteenth home with a garden and today home to two important museums: the Museum of WINE, which testifies the culture of wine in the territory of Torgiano, and which holds important works of ART, exhibits and documents, and the Museum of OLIVE OIL

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In Roman times it was called Turris Amnium.

Torgiano was the first winemaking area in Umbria to obtain the DOC mark (Denomination of Origin) in 1968. In 1990 the Vino Torgiano was also certified as DOCG (Guaranteed Denomination of Origin). The town is a member of the Strada dei Vini del Cantico. Also well known products from Torgiano are olive oil, terracotta, lace and embroidery.

One of the most inventive and progressive winemakers of Torgiano, Giorgio Lungarotti, together with his wife Maria Grazia, set up a foundation and conceived and created the Wine Museum, which opened in 1974 for the first time. The Olive Oil Museum in Torgiano is also part of the Lugarotti foundation.

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The ancient farmer village is only a few kilometers away from Perugia. When you leave the crowded highway E45 in Ponte San Giovanni, after shopping malls, buildings and warehouses, you are surrounded by farmland. Almost two kilometers on a meandering street leading through green woods and sunflower fields. And then the hills. The street winds among the yellow fields, where there are only the presses of the reaped wheat, and the perfume of the just ploughed lands. You can see also the first vineyards of the fine Doc and Docg wines of Torgiano.

Under the clear sky of an aired and pleasant summer day, surrounded by blue mountains that are dominated by the bold ridge of the Catria in the Marche region, the 2.400 meters of the Vettore between Umbria and Marche, the Terminillo in Lazio and the peak of the Amiata in Tuscany.

At one side the outlines of Perugia and on the other side Assisi, as a bright stone spot in the green of the roundish Subasio. A SIGN tells the visitors that they are crossing the Strada dei vini del cantico, the wine road and the Sentieri del vino e dell’olio, the wine and olive oil paths. The paths are few kilometers long and you can explore them by feet or bicycle, among the vineyards of Brufa, Miralduolo and Torgiano and the Dop olive tree groves in Torgiano and the near Signoria.

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From nature to art

Suddenly in a green meadow you can see the outline of a great metal arch, topped by a laminate that recalls the tail of an airplane. It is the sculpture of Carlo Lorenzetti “Arc En Ciel” (1998). For those coming from Perugia it is the entrance to this extraordinary wine and art road.



In the background Brufa with the square bell tower of the S. Ermete Church. A commemorative stone tells that it was built in 1896 on an initiative of the local Chamberlain Leopoldo Sforna. In Piazza Mancini, the main piazza of the village, the Fontanina by Pietro Cascella (2006). On the other side of the piazza a great metal statue, La Montanara, by Aurelio De Felice (1992). You enter the ancient castle through the Porta di Castel Grifone (2003), a great metal structure by artist Eliseo Mattiacci. Walking along the Vicolo Lungo and the Vicolo Corto, you can admire other sculptures such as L’Equilibrista by Marcello Sforna (1988). The museum continues outside the village. The paved street leads towards Torgiano with its wine and olive oil Museum.

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