Things to do in Umbria for wine lovers
Visit the awarded Wine Museum in Torgiano where the story of wine is told in a three part exhibition; Wine as nourishment, medicine and myth.
This is Museum out of the ordinary where you will learn of the history of winemaking and the myths connected to the drink of Dionysos, the God of wine.
The museum is located in Torgiano 10 km outside of Perugia in a beautiful medieval town house close to the center of town.
On display are many ancient tools and old machinery with a good explanation of how they were used when making wine. Besides the tools and equipment to make wine you will find beautiful amphoras and ornamented clay wine carrafs.
You will learn the interesting history of finds from the Etruscan wine making ca 600 BC, all before the romans. The museum will supply you with a audio guide in to carry along the tour. There are plenty of books to chose from in the museum bookshop if you would like to educate yourself in the history and art of winemaking.
OPENING HOURS 2016
October to March: Tuesday to Sunday 10-13/15-17
April to June: Tuesday to Sunday 10-13/15-18
July to September: Monday to Sunday 10-18
TICKET PRICES 2016
Admission for the wine museums: 7,00 € – family reduced € 6.00 – group reduced € 5.00 – reduced school € 4.00
We suggest to pair this tour with the Olive Oil Museum, owned by Lungarotti.
After the tour we suggest you go to our favorite restaurant close by, L’U Winebar. It is located in via Fratelli Bandiera 75, few steps by the Museum. Never on Wednesday.
Delicious genuine Italian food and excellent service.
To and the day in an extraordinary way, book also a wine tour and tasting at Lungarotti.
The estate is just on the way to come or return to il Fontanaro.