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Umbria Itinerary

Day 4

Wine Tasting Umbria's Best Known Wine - Orvieto Classico

Ready to ride in Umbria, ©2007 Ben KingToday we're off deep into the countryside of Umbria. We do get to cycle alongside a lake at last, but I'm afraid we get our fair share of hills as well.

Leaving Orvieto along fairly busy roads, we take the first opportunity to cross the river Paglia, then following it downstream on a lovely quiet road to its confluence with the Tiber. Our route takes us alongside Lake Corbara, through the village of Corbara itself and then we turn away from the lake and into hills. Into wine country. This is the area where many of the best of the Orvieto Classico are made, and we'll stop off for a tasting at Barbereni-Vallesanta in Cerreto.

Our afternoon follows back roads to rejoin the Tiber and climb into Todi, yet another beautiful Italian renaissance city which claims to have Italy's 'most beautifully proportioned renaissance piazza'.  I haven't seen them all, but this one is pretty special. 

We stay at the Hotel Fonte Cesia in the heart of Todi.

Click this link for Day 4 route map on mapometer.

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