visit Spoleto

Yesterday was a sunny day. Together we went to the Spoleto area to visit villas and apartments. Spoleto is a beautiful hilltown in southern Umbria. Above the city is the medieval Rocca and Spoleto’s most famous sight is Ponte delle Torri. Very beautiful and impressive view.

Spoleto

For lunch we went to Strettura. A little village along the ancient Roman road “Via Flaminia”. The restaurant Palazzo del Papa is a generation to generation restaurant in Strettura. Very well known by the locals. Strettura is famous for its traditional unsalted bread and for the Umbrian norcineria (pork butchery). During the Umbriabeecoming festival in 2012 an American journalist participated to a baking bread and cookies workshop. Sharri Whiting lives in Umbria. She writes a blog about cultural issues, food and wine from central Umbria. Here you can read a nice article about Strettura and how they make the unsalted bread. Enjoy!

Pane: from wheat field to baker to table

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– Post by Sylvia van der Male –

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