The Amerino is located far south of Umbria, between Orvieto and Terni and ideally covers the hills between the Tiber River and its major tributary, the Black River.

The Amerino includes the towns of Amelia, Alviano, Attica, Avigliano Umbro, Jupiter, Guardea, Lugnano, Montecastrilli and Penna in Teverina.

The hilly landscape above all, characterized by extensive oak forests, olive groves and vineyards, facing west on the Terni basin and east of the valley of the Tiber


Amelia, formerly known by the name of Ameria, a city of ancient origins: it was certainly among the first centers in italics. Cato, quoted by Pliny, says that the city was restored 964 years before the war of the Romans against Perseus, King of Macedonia, and then in 1132 BC Testimony of this age are the monumental polygonal walls (V-IV century BC), which surround a large part of the settlement, together with the Roman and medieval, for about 2 km.

Border town, then the first Roman umbra, Amelia has many reminders of its past: in addition to the walls, which represents the most important, we mention the interesting old town, which covers about 25 hectares, with its layers, the many Renaissance palaces, churches, ruins of mosaics and baths.

Amelia has had a very flourishing Roman era, as to be counted among the most important cities of Umbria, with the ability to coin its own currency and in which he has assumed the status of City Hall after being allied with Rome. Symbol of the greatness of the Roman town hall is the bronze statue of Germanicus, a work of exceptional value and unique, preserved in the Archaeological Museum in the city. Quantity and quality of historical finds of Roman origin found are second to Amelia, Umbria, only the archaeological site of Carsulae. The link with Rome continued during the Middle Ages, the writings were found, dating from the mid-fourteenth century, bearing news that Amelia had been sent from Rome mayor. This circumstance is commemorated each year as part of the historical events of the "Palio dei Colombi".


Authenticity, tradition and traditional foods are the characteristic ingredients of food Amelia.
The simplicity of the dishes that are cooked, favors the typical products of the earth.
The vegetable soups are often flavored with ham bone, are also delicious noodles, polenta or "spaghetti" rigorously mixed by hand with water and flour.

The activity of hunting on these lands has been a passion since ancient times, providing a variety of boards ranging from meat boars and hares to deer until the doves; important ones are cooked on the "pan" the doves after they are been cleaned are cooked slowly on a spit, the juice that drains is collected in a crock pot said drip pan and seasoned with oil, salt, sage, garlic, vinegar and chopped olives. Everything is sprinkled on the meat of doves and toasted croutons.

Delicious sausages are derived from the processing of pork as "mazzafegate" ie liver sausages and "puddings" made ​​with pork blood seasoned with raisins.
It should not be overlooked pizza focaccia with rosemary, onion and potatoes.


The culture of the vine in our area, old traditions, which Virgil in the first book of the Georgics remember the patience with which the tenants of the time spent in these beautiful places, the cultivation of the vine:
"Atque amerina parant lentae retinacela viti" or, "the inhabitants of Amelia preparing the willows to hold the screws."
The wines D.O.C. Amerini of packages, offering a variety that in addition to the traditional white, red and pink, are the precious and delicate Malvasia and Novello.
Area is constantly looking for improvements and agronomic production in order to give further character to the wines.


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