The small Umbria town of Monteleone di Spoleto, listed as one of the most beautiful borghi d'Italia ushers in its annual agricultural Fair in honour of St. Felix with three days of events (26-28 July 2019) highlighting local food and traditions like the transhumance of herds of sheep and other animals. Special attention will be paid to the local Ricotta Salata della Valnerina (salted sheep's' ricotta cheese, which has recently been nominated an Umbria Slow Food protected cheese, produced exclusively from the milk of local flocks, as well as the Beans of the Piano di Orvieto, cultivated on the banks of the river Paglia, the Saraceno Grain, also a Presidium Slow Food, and the Spelt Dop (denomination of origin protected), know for its special nutritious qualities. Due to its favourable position dominating the Corno river valley, Monteleone di Spoleto was an important trading centre in the past and has several fine churches and noble residences. It's chief claim to fame, however, was the discovery in 1902 of an Etruscan chariot dating from the VI century BC, decorated with gilded bronze and ivory plates. The original chariot is now part of the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of New York, but the town conserves a copy.



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Posted on 19 Jul 2019 by Editor
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