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A slow travel Umbria cookbook

Umbria’s Simposio is a Umbria travel cookbook made in Italy and filled with traditional and authentic regional recipes.

While cooking Umbria’s delicious recipes, you’ll visit stunning places and read tales of the local folklore. And you’ll discover touching legends about the green heart of Italy.


The towns of Umbria are beautiful and authentic. Full of folklore, typical and local food specialties, tourist attractions, and things to do, see, and experience.

This is not a regular Umbria cookbook.

Be ready to tour the region with food and wine. But also with people, their stories, and the myths that have survived the test of time.
This culinary travel adventure will catapult you into a world of flavors, fairytales, and pure Italian culture.
So, snuggle on the sofa. Pour yourself a glass of Sagrantino wine. Play an opera by Luigi Mancinelli – a composer from Orvieto. And let your Umbrian journey begin!

An Umbria slow travel and slow food experience


The Simposio cookbooks are made in Italy by an Italian author and printed and distributed locally.

The authentic, traditional, classic, and modern recipes are researched locally and accompanied by regional stories, personal anecdotes, beautiful pictures, and Italian culture and folklore.

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In this unique Umbria travel cookbook, you’ll find:

  • 134 pages
  • 29 authentic regional recipes from Umbria
  • 30+ pages of travel guide and culture bites
  • a lot of pictures ♥
  • 6 Umbrian wines



08 Bucket List

10 Umbria

14 Eating In Umbria

30 Perugia

30 The Griffon

34 Luisa Spagnoli

38 Pinturicchio

48 Gubbio

48 If I Were Little Red Riding Hood

50 Festa Dei Ceri

60 Orvieto

60 A Winter In Orvieto

72 Spoleto

72 If I Were A Hippie

82 Montefalco

82 A Year Of Celebrations

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86 Umbria Wines

94 Norcia

94 Religion, Today

108 Scheggino

108 Viva Le Donne



120 Stelle Di Natale


16 Crescia Bread

18 Chestnut and Chickpeas Soup

20 Chicken And Rabbit Fricco

22 Pollo Alla Cacciatora

24 Porchetta Duck

26 Raisin Pancotto

28 Biscotti Della Trebbia

42 Farro Alla Perugina

44 Gobbi Alla Perugina

46 Torello Alla Perugina

54 Patè’ All’Eugubina

56 Acquacotta Di Gubbio

58 Imbrecciata Soup

66 Lumachelle Orvietane

68 Pizza Gialla

70 Torta Di Orvieto

76 Strangozzi

78 Strangozzi Alla Spoletina

80 Crescionda Di Spoleto

90 Gnocchi Al Sagratino Passito

92 Tozzetti

94 Attorta

102 Marjoram Oil

104 Spaghetti Alla Norcina

106 Lenticchie In Bianco

108 Lu Pizzallocu

114 Lumachine Alla Schegginese

116 Uovo Lento Al Tartufo

124 Boiled Chestnuts

126 Grape Juice Overnight Oatmeal

128 Nonna Clara’s Mackerel Pasta

130 Broccoli Cream And Grilled Swordfish Pasta

ready for an Umbria adventure?

Enjoy Umbria!


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