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ConVitto

ConVitto

Convitto is a success story that starts in 1980 when Giacomo Vitto and his father Pino, moved to Amelia from Gioia del Colle, in the southern region Apulia. They have brought their rare talent of making handmade fresh cheese, like mozzarella, ricotta, burrata, caciocavallo to Amelia. After nearly 40 years, Giacomo still makes these delicious cow’s milk cheeses in the same small workshop every single day. But Giacomo’s two daughters Lavinia and Noemi, together with their mother Gianna, moved their family shop into a bigger, historical Palazzo in March 2018. There, Convitto is now a shop-bistrot where clients can find Vitto’s traditional cheeses as well as a wide range of prosciutti, other cured meats and local craft beer and wine.

El Merendero

El Merendero

Francesca opened El Merendero 6 years ago, with her husband Fausto (pictured). El Merendero was an old hunting lodge, which has been renovated by the family, keeping the originality and the atmosphere intact. In summer you can dine outside in the woods under a canopy with the fireflies dancing in the trees and in the winter the lodge has a cosy atmosphere with wood carvings on the walls. Arriving at El Merendero is part of the adventure. There is a steep drive on white roads – no signs - into the countryside ending at lodge set in a small clearing deep in the oak woods. Despite its success the restaurant remains true to itself. Everything is prepared fresh, at that moment, and with their hands.

Italyheart

Italyheart ist die jüngste Ölmühle der Gegend und sie setzt auf die Renaissance einer fast vergessenen Olivensorte, die ausschließlich auf den Hügeln zwischen Narni, Amelia und Guardea im südlichen Zipfel Umbriens angebaut wird: Rajo. Die Bäume sind oft Jahrhunderte alt, außerordentlich widerstandsfähig und fürchten keinen Frost. Allerdings sind sie wenig produktiv und die Ernte der Oliven ist schwierig. Dafür hat der Rajo mit seinem außergewöhnlichen Bouquet an Aromen dem Gaumen viel. Auf der Zungenspitze mild, weiter hinten bitter, im Rachen pikant verfügt das Öl über ein perfektes Gleichgewicht.

Frantoio Suatoni

Auch in der Geschichte der Ölmühle Suatoni mischen sich Menschen, Land und Aromen. 1949 wird der Großvater Franco in einer Ölmühle in der Nähe von Amelia eingestellt, um die Produktion zu koordinieren. Er macht Karriere. Heute gehört die Ölmühle seinen Erben, die dort ihre eigenen Oliven pressen und hochwertiges, natives Öl gewinnen. Die Suatonis kontrollieren die gesamte Produktionskette. Sie besitzen rund um Amelia große Olivenhaine mit den ortstypischen Qualitäten Frantoio, Pendolino, Leccino, Moraiolo e Rajo. Die Ölfrüchte werden in ihrer Mühle am Ortsrand kaltgepresst und das Öl direkt in Flaschen abgefüllt. Gutes Preis-Qualitäts-Verhältnis.

ConVitto

ConVitto

Gerade eröffnet und doch alles andere als ein Debütant. Convitto in der Altstadt von Amelia ist der Neuanfang einer Erfolgsgeschichte, die 1980 begann. Vor fast 40 Jahren brachten Giacomo Vitto und sein Vater Pino die Kunst der Käserei aus ihrem apulischen Heimatort Gioia del Colle mit. Seither steht Vitto in Amelia für Mozzarella, Ricotta, Burrata, Caciocavallo. Im Frühjahr 2018 sind Lavinia und ihre Schwester Noemi, die beiden Töchter von Giacomo und Gianna, mit dem kleinen väterlichen Laden in
einen wundervollen Palazzo umgezogen. Durch einen hübschen Innenhof betritt man das Geschäft, wo weiterhin die von ihrem Vater vor Sonnenaufgang hergestellten Milchprodukte verkauft werden. Nebenan haben die jungen Frauen unter einer großen gemauerten Gewölbedecke ein Bistrot mit gut 30 Gedecken aufgemacht.

Cantine Zanchi

Cantine Zanchi

Als der Unternehmer Licurco Zanchi aus der nahen Industriestadt Terni
vor 50 Jahren einen Landsitz in der Nähe von Amelia erwarb, hatten
rund um die Villa unter Dornengestrüpp einige Rebstöcke und uralte
Olivenbäume überlebt. Es begann eine mühevolle Restaurierung des
verlassenen Gutshauses, das einst zum Besitz der Adelsfamilie
Farattini gehört hatte, deren Anwesenheit in Amelia sich bis ans Ende
des 14. Jahrhunderts zurückverfolgen lässt. Auch der Weingarten wurde
wieder hergerichtet. Aus dem Hobby von Licurco ist ein modernes
Winzergut entstanden, das erst vom Sohn Leonardo (Foto) und dessen
Frau Annamaria und nun in der dritten Generation von der Enkelin
Flores weitergeführt wird. Von der Kellerei Zanchi in ihrer herrlichen
Panoramalage aus erstreckt sich der Blick heute über ausgedehnte
Weinberge

ConVitto

ConVitto

Ha appena aperto ma è tutt’altro che un debuttante. Convitto, nel centro storico di Amelia, è il nuovo inizio di una storia di successo iniziata nel 1980, quando Giacomo Vitto e suo padre Pino, originari di Gioia del Colle (Puglia), portarono qui l’arte della lavorazione del latte. Da allora ad Amelia Vitto è sinomimo di mozzarella, ricotta, burrate, caciocavallo.

Dalla primavera del 2018 Lavinia e sua sorella Noemi, figlie di Giacomo e Gianna, hanno traslocato la piccola bottega paterna in un meraviglioso palazzo storico, con grandi volte a mattoni e una piccola corte all’ingresso. Lì accanto alla vendita dei prodotti, che il padre continua a preparare all’alba di ogni giorno, hanno aperto un bistrot/osteria con poco più di 30 coperti per i fortunati che riescono a trovare posto.

Agriturismo Surripa

Agriturismo Surripa

Set in 70 hectares of a wildlife reserve on the slopes of a hill near Amelia, Agriturismo Surripa is a perfect place to see animals in their natural habitat and to explore the surrounding countryside and medieval villages.  The agriturismo comprises of 2 stone cottages (one with a separate guest house) and has a large garden with shared swimming pool.  The Agriturismo is managed by Fausto and Francesca, owners of the excellent El Merendero restaurant which is a 5 minute walk away.

Agriturismo Tara

Agriturismo Tara

"We were always lovers of Agriturismos", says Francesca with a big smile who along with her husband Davide left their life in Rome to set up the beautiful Agriturismo Tara a stone's throw from Amelia. There is a choice of staying in the cottage or in one of the three beautiful rooms in the main house.  The agriturismo is surrounded by seven hectares of fruit trees, olive trees, vineyards and cultivated fields. Breakfast is served in the Sala delle Spighe, where every detail has been taken care of.  There is a large swimming pool and unbelievably a small spa with sauna, hammam, and jacuzzi. The agriturismo is dog friendly.

Antico Podere Roccobasso

Antico Podere Roccobasso

The Antico Podere Rocco Basso is owned by Ennio Rota, and is located near the medieval village of Macchie, where some of the most beautiful trails in the area start. The agriturismo offers guests tranquility and relaxation. The swimming pool is open from mid-May to mid-September and there is a gym. You can stay in either the apartments, rooms or separate houses. prenotazione, degustazioni di prodotti tipici del territorio e aziendali.

Il Pomario di Montepiglio

Il Pomario di Montepiglio

Il Pomario is located in one of the most beautiful rural areas of Umbria and has been open since 2011; the structure is very intimate and exclusive, has only three rooms and is surrounded by greenery. Behind it rises Mount Piglio from which it takes its name, an ideal destination for soft and hard trekking. In the property there is an olive grove and an orchard with ancient varieties of apples, pears and plums.

Villa Regina

Villa Regina

Villa Regina is a stone house dating from the early 1900s, located just outside the walls of the historic centre of Amelia. It is owned and run by Rossano who has overssen the renovation, transforming this old farmhouse into comfortable and modern holiday apartments. Guests of Villa Regina can easily reach on foot the many cultural attractions that the historic center of the country offers: the Roman cisterns, the Germanicus statue, the Teatro Sociale, and the Duomo. 

Ristorante Montenero

Ristorante Montenero

Ristorante Montenero is a warm welcoming family run restaurant 4 km outside Amelia founded in 1926. It is well known for its generous pasta dishes of delcious fettucine al ragu and wonderful spaghetti carbonara. (The spaghetti and fettucine are home made at the restaurant).  For secondi the wood roasted meats are wonderful – lamb chops, sausages, taglaiata steak served with rocket and parmesan. In season the cicoria with peporoncino is excellent. It is a busy family restaurant full to the brim on Sundays - so prepare to wait your turn. Excellent for big fmailys and kids – cosy in the winter and with a small terrace in the summer which you must book if you wish to sit outside.

Porcelli Tavern

Porcelli Tavern

The Porcelli Tavern in Amelia has been run by the famous Amerino personality, Valda for over thirty years. Porcelli is a very lively tavern with live music played late into the night, lots of beer and pizza. As you enter the Porcelli Tavern, the long bar hosts an equally long row of beers on tap for the experienced beer drinkers. Porcelli is situated on the famous Via Farrattini, not far on from the rennaissance Palazzo Farratini still inhabited by the Farratini family today. It is said the this street used to be called Via Porcelli hence where the Tavern gets its name.