Everybody knows “pizza”. Maybe it is the most famous Italian dish in the world. Italians themselves love eating pizza. On every corner of the street you can get a slice, a “pizza al taglio”. The toppings on the pizza vary from fish to meat, from fresh fruit to only vegetables.
La Serra is a restaurant-pizzeria outside the city centre of Perugia. La Serra literally means greenhouse. It used to be a greenhouse: nowadays the restaurant has a long and narrow structure and is very large serving many guests. At the entrance are large craft beer brewers, though they do not seem to be in use. The restaurant does serve some special beers, though.
Often the restaurant is crowded with mainly local people. La Serra is not known by tourists because of its location outside the historical centre of Perugia. It is close to the football stadion.
Coming here for the first time you’ll be surprised by the size of the pizza. One pizza takes two plates to serve! It is hard to imagine finishing this mega pizza, but no worries. Within minutes you’ll finish the first half. It is a very thin pizza and not difficult to digest. You’ll love it!
The menu of the mega pizza is variable. On the placemat menu is a list of the “Super Mega Pizza Speciale”. But the menu also offers classics like the Pizza Margherita or the Pizza 4 Formaggi. For children there is a “baby pizza” which has the normal pizza size. If you don’t feel like having a mega pizza, the restaurant also offers good pasta and meat dishes.
If you really can’t get to the end of your pizza, you can ask a take away pizza box. Don’t hesitate to ask for a box, many people do!
Pizzeria La Serra
Viale dell’Ingegniera 35, 06125 Perugia
Last summer we visited Alessandro from Il Mulino holiday apartments for new pictures and a short interview. Alessandro is the owner of this estate and together with his brother they run a farm.
The spacious apartments share a swimming pool amidst vineyards and olive groves. There also is a paddle pool for the smallest children. Il Mulino is very centrally located, between Bastardo and the wine village of Montefalco.
We asked Alessandro why people should come to his place for a holiday in Umbria. He also recommends an enoteca in the historical centre of Montefalco: L’Alchimista in Montefalco. Curious why you should eat there? Watch this:
In the second half of June there is the Mercato delle Gaite in Bevagna, at a stone’s throw from Il Mulino. An evocation of medieval times and a real Italian experience. We’ve already written a blog about this wonderful feast.
From Il Mulino one can also start some bike tours in the area. The hills aren’t too steep making it possible also for the somewhat less experienced to make a bike tour.
Il Mulino is centrally located in Umbria and it has an ideal position to explore the green region of Umbria. Assisi, Spello, Perugia, but also Foligno and Trevi are all interesting places and easy to reach.
Already looking forward to your next summer holiday in 2017? Alessandro offers a 5% discount if you book one of his holiday apartments before the 31st of December 2016.
Mugnanesi is a very small hamlet set in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago. There are maybe 10 houses and one church. There is no bar, but one restaurant: Osteria di Mugnanese. Osteria di Mugnanese is only open when you’ve made a reservation in the weekend, otherwise you’ll find the restaurant closed.
In this osteria one eats the traditional Trasimeno cuisine. They prepare local fish dishes with fish from the Trasimeno Lake. Despite it’s location closer to the Lakes of Montepulciano and Chiusi, they always get their fish from the Trasimeno Lake.
“Osteria di Mugnanese Pesce di Lago Brustico e Tegamaccio”.
Pesce di Lago Brustico means roasted fish. Brustico derives from the verb abbrusticare and means to roast. Pesce di Lago Brustico is a traditional fish dish from the Etruscan civilization.
The south of Tuscany, Chiusi, Montepulciano but also Orvieto, Perugia are typical Etruscan sites. In Chiusi for example is the “Museo Nazionale Etrusco e Tombe”, and Orvieto has a labyrinth of many caves and tunnels all created by Etruscan people. But this being said…
The tegamaccio is a traditional fish soup with eel, pike and tench. I wouldn’t know the recipe of this fish soup really, but you eat it with toasted bread, tomato sauce and fish from the lake.
One can eat inside and outside on the terrace. The owner and waitress are very friendly. The entrance is a bit hidden, but from the outside it looks cosy and welcome. Mugnanesi itself is not worth a visit, but I can recommend the detour to everybody who loves eating fish from the Trasimeno Lake.
Osteria di Mugnanese
Località di Mugnanesi, 11
Castiglione del Lago (PG)