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January 25, 2021

Flavours and colours of the Val di Chiana


  • Fabro
  • Monteleone d’Orvieto

Visiting time

  • 2 days

How to get there

  • Call required

A journey to the ends of the medieval territory of Orvieto, the ancient castles of Fabro, Monteleone d’Orvieto and Montegabbione, where the green landscape marked by the presence of the Chiani river that characterizes the valley and alternates with the typical red color of the bricks that make up buildings of historic centers. The territory is distinguished by the high quality meat (Bovine di Chianina breed), extra virgin olive oil and prized white truffle.

At the center of the Val di Chiana in Umbria, Fabro develops in the valley with the most modern settlement, while the oldest part built around the castle is in a higher position to reveal a past of a fortified outpost guarding the Chiani river. Fabro boasts a territory from which great products of the earth are obtained, refined flavors accompany the table above all the prized truffle, and the grilled meats especially beef (Chianina). These products are the protagonists of the traditional national truffle market exhibition and of quality agri-food products that takes place in November each year.

Perched in a hilly area you can enjoy a superb view of the valley, this is Monteleone d’Orvieto. A town with characteristic red colour bricks which make many of the buildings in the center stand out among the greenery of a fertile countryside that gives quality products such as the “pera papera” (pear) and prized saffron (Croco umbro).

To complete a journey in the Umbrian Val di Chiana, Montegabbione is a town immersed in a hilly area characterized by uncontaminated nature where the lands produce excellent wines, extra virgin olive oil and pigs are bred. The pig is the protagonist of a recurring country festival in the name of the Umbrian gastronomic tradition.