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10/25/2010

CELEBRATING THE NEW OLIVE OIL: "LA MANGIAUNTA" 30-31 OCT 2010




Umbria is rich in food festivals not only during Summer.
Thanks to seasonal food also Autumn is a very good period to travel in our beautiful land to taste and experience great products.

On the 30th and 31st October 2010 in Giano dell'Umbria, a very nice little town located close to Montefalco, there will be the VI edition of "LA MANGIAUNTA" (the name of the event sounds very funny in Italian: MANGIA is "mangiare", to eat, while "UNTA" means "oily")






The event lies in an oil tasting itinerary with 4 stops to 4 oil mills (=frantoio) in Giano dell'Umbria's area.

....the bright green of the olive oil just pressed....



The mills will offer not only the classic and crunchy "bruschetta" bread but also Food (with capital "F") from Umbrian Slow Food Presidia, DOC and DOCG wines from the local wineries and the typical bread from Corciano and Spoleto.

All the brave travellers who will be able to finish the tour will receive - as a throphy - a bottle of extra-virgin olive oil just pressed!

This year the Municipality of Giano dell'Umbria is also organizing a free bus “Gianolio Bus”to take the hungry "oil-eaters" directly to the oil mills involved in the event.

The bus leaves from Piazza San Francesco – Giano dell'Umbria
Sat 30th oct
h. 15.00
h. 17.00
Sunday 31st oct
h 10.00
h. 15.00
h. 17.00


"LA MANGIAUNTA" TOUR PROGRAMME:

FRANTOIO EREDI DEL SERO ENRICO
(Loc. Moriano)
Bruschetta and ... Roveja di Civita di Cascia
Winery Agricola Del Sero


FRANTOIO FLAMINI
(Loc. Bivio Moscardini)
Bruschetta and... Sedano Nero di Trevi
Winery Colleciocco – Agricola Spacchetti


FRANTOIO SPERANZA
(Giano dell'Umbria)
Bruschetta and ... Fagiolina del Lago Trasimeno
Winery Az. Agraria Del Quondam Vittorio


FRANTOIO TINI-DEL SERO
(Loc. Pian della Noce - Moriano)
Bruschetta and .... Mazzafegato dell’Alta Valle del Tevere
Winery Az. Agricola Del Sero Giuliano

The oil mills will be open from 10.00 to 19.00

Info and booking:
Ass. UmbriaMia (ask for Michela)
Cell. 392.6781072 – 338.3843155 – 333.9649880
Comune di Giano dell’Umbria
Tel 0742.931932
Cell. 347.4456217

website (only in Italian) : www.leviedellolio.info

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10/21/2010

CASCIA SAFFRON FESTIVAL 30-31 OCT - 1 NOV 2010





From the 30th October to the 1st November 2010 the city of Cascia in Valnerina is hosting the 10th edition of "CASCIA SAFFRON FESTIVAL".

Cascia Saffron named "Pure Umbrian Saffron" is listed as one of the traditional agricultural and food products of Umbria and probably one of the most prestigeous and rare.

SAFFRON is a totally natural product derived exclusively from the dried stigmas of the purple flower of saffron ("Crocus sativus L."), a small plant not more than 12-15centimetres tall belonging to the "Iridaceae" family.

The corms of the saffron plants are pulled up up buy hand every year at the end of July and - after a careful selection - replanted at the beginning of August.

The flower are picked by hands between October and November in the early morning when the flowers are still closed. On the same day the stigmas are separated from the flowers and carefully dried at 40°-42° C.

The value of this special spice is also due to the care given in the process of separation of the sigmas from the flower.

This year "CASCIA SAFFRON FESTIVAL" will host not only saffron producers but also food and wine producers from Umbria for a very rich weekend of events, meetings and, above all, guided visits to the saffron fields (leaving on Saturday 31st and on Sunday 1st November at 9.30 from Piazzale Dante in Cascia).

For Italian speakers: don't miss the conference on the book “Le piante e il sacro. La percezione della natura nel mondo rurale della Valnerina” by Mario Polia and Servizio turistico della Valnerina on the 31st at 10.30.

Detailed programme in pdf (only in Italian) on : http://www.zafferanodicascia.com

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