Chronicles: Open Oil Mills in Umbria

The first long weekend of the 25th edition of Frantoi Aperti in Umbria is coming. To kick off the event, from Saturday 29 October and until 1 November will be the municipalities of: Amelia with @amerinolio 2022 (31 October and 1 November), Assisi which will be the protagonist with UNTO – Unesco, nature, territory, Oil; Giano dell’Umbria, with “La Mangiaunta” (29, 30 and 31 October), Todi where “Colori et Olio” is scheduled, Trevi who will propose “Festivol, Trevi between oil, art, music and taste” (29 and October 30) and Olio trekking of the Olivata range for November 1st; while in Tuoro sul Trasimeno there will be the “Oil Festival”. Also in the villages of Arrone (Tr), Campello sul Clitunno, Castel Ritaldi, Spello, Spoleto and Trevi, on Sunday 30 October there will be walking tours on the occasion of the “Walk among the Olives” organized by the National Association of the City of Oil.

In every village and in every city of art that is part of the Frantoi Aperti circuit in Umbria, there will be guided tastings of extra virgin olive oil curated by expert tasters, musical moments among the olive trees and in the historic centers and a shuttle service connection between the historic center of the adhering municipality and the oil mills of the municipality itself.

These are the initiatives to report for the first weekend of Frantoi Aperti in Umbria:

It starts on Friday 28 October with dinners by the “Umbrian #EVOOAmbassadors – Witnesses of unique oils” who for this first appointment will be offered at the Il Moderno restaurant in Perugia where the menu will be dedicated to the new oil from the Gaudenzi oil mill in Trevi; and at the Il Frantoio restaurant in Assisi where the chef Lorenzo Cantoni will offer dishes paired with oil from Frantoio Locci di Giano dell’Umbria.

Saturday 29 October the appointment will be with “Olio a fumetti e DJ Set – LIVE drawing in the mills” organized in collaboration with the Biblioteca delle Nuvole, with a workshop to be held from 11.00 to 20.00, at the Ricci Frantoio in Montecchio (Tr) , an in-depth study centered on the language of comics, with an exhibition of comic strips and cartoons, focusing on the “historical” relationship between oil and Umbria, which will be accompanied by a DJ set and aperitif with tastings of freshly pressed oil.

New in this edition will be the E-Bike appointments among the olive trees which, thanks to the partnership with YouMobility Bike, sustainable mobility marketplace and in collaboration with Fiab Umbria (FIAB Perugia Pedala APS, FIAB Terni, FIAB Foligno – Environment and Bicycle, FIAB Marsciano – Friends of the Bicycle, FIAB Gubbio – Associazione Valle dell’Assino) will take two-wheel enthusiasts along the paths that run through the hills of the five Dop Umbria areas, starting from Sunday 30 October in Trevi, where pedaling among the olive trees will lead to the concert “Sounds from the Secular Olives” at the olive tree of Sant’Emiliano where the Steven Paris One Man Band will perform, the walk will close at the Antico Frantoio I Mandorli with a visit to the oil mill and tasting of new oil. Monday 31 October the e-bike ride will be held in Amelia; while on Tuesday 1 November it will be the turn of Todi where the e-bike ride will allow you to visit the Frantoio Passo della Palomba and the Furioso path through places that recall the tradition and culture of oil.

Another novelty of this edition will be the “Tales of Blackbeard” in the mill. The most famous almanac in Italy will meet the public with bread and oil around the fire, to talk about traditions linked to the seasons and the fruits of the earth and to tell about popular culture starting from a proverb about oil. These are the first scheduled appointments: Sunday 30 October at Frantoio Filippi in Giano dell’Umbria (Pg), while on Monday 31 October the philosophy of the wise Barbanera will move to Frantoio Marfuga in Campello sul Clitunno (Pg) and to Frantoio Suatoni in Amelia (Tr). Don’t miss the Brunch Tour – Brunch and music among the olive trees in special places in Umbria on Sunday 30 October, a series of itinerant events that lead lovers of art, nature, food and wine, music and spirituality to the discovery of special places of Umbria. The first appointment of the tour will be held in Todi at the Sant’Antimo a Petroro Abbey, the brunch will start at 12.30 and will also be reachable thanks to a walk organized by the Ulivo e la Ginestra Association, departing at 9.30 am from the Peppucci di Todi winery (Info tel. 347 1153245). The walk will lead to the discovery of the Todi countryside with the Martani mountains and the valley of the Todi hill to frame the journey, up to the Sant’Antimo a Petroro Abbey where lunch based on local products will be held in combination with oils of the land of Todi, which will be combined with the water of the Sources of Sassovivo in Foligno. Lunch will be accompanied by the concert of the trio “I Leoni di Notte” and at the end there will be a guided tasting of extra virgin olive oil, a visit to the Abbey and a meeting with the artist Bernardo Tirabosco, who on the occasion of the widespread art exhibition contemporary # CHIAVEUMBRA2022_Contemporary art | Nature | Storia_ESTATICA will carry out an unprecedented site-specific intervention that will be born directly on site and that will be visible only on Sunday 30 October at the Church of Sant’Antimo. The Brunch initiative is signed by VUS COM SRL, a company of the Valle Umbra Servizi group, strongly rooted in the territory and which proposes the sale of natural gas and the marketing of electricity.

Another event to be reported will be on Monday 31 October with the mini music festival “Sounds of the secular olive trees” which will bring music to the olive trees of Giano dell’Umbria, in particular near the Secular Olive Tree of Macciano where the “Tritone Duo”. It will be possible to reach the concert venue also thanks to the walk departing at 10.30 from the monumental complex of San Francesco di Giano dell’Umbria.

Frantoi Aperti 2022 is an event that is part of the “Experiences along the Roads of Dop Umbria Oil” project – PSR for Umbria 2014-2020 – Measure 16.3.3., Organized by the Strada dell’Olio Evo Dop Umbria Association, with the patronage of ENIT – National Tourism Agency, MIPAAF, Ministry of Tourism, Sviluppoumbria; in collaboration with the Umbria Region, the University of Perugia and with all the players in the Umbrian olive sector. Some of the musical moments are made with the support of the POR FESR Umbria 2014/2020 funds Az. 3.2.1. Public notice of support for live performances, “Musica tra gli Ulivi” project. Frantoi Aperti in Umbria 2022 has the support of important companies in the area: You Mobility – Marketplace of Mobility, VUSCom, BCC of Spello and Velino, Tartufi Alfonso Fortunati, Fonti di Sassovivo, Buini Legnami, Coop Central Italy and Collestrada Shopping Center. Technical partners are: Umbria Webcam, Barbanera, PiazzaUmbra Shopping Center and Flex Village. Official Green Carrier: Trenitalia.

article published on: 26/10/2022 – ​​long weekend