Ferentillo (Umbria)

Ferentillo is a small town in the Terni part of Valnerina, along a gorge overlooked by two great rock faces famous for rock climbing. Remains of ancient settlements include an Etruscan necropolis outside Ferentillo, at Caldane. The town developed around a 14th castle (Castello di Madonna), first owned by the Monaldeschi della Cervara, then of the Spada and the Dukes of Montevecchio. Sights include the Abbazia di San Pietro in Valle, now private property and officially listed as an historical residence, the interesting Church of Santo Stefano with its Mummy Museum.

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Recipes From Umbria


Ciaramicola, a lemon spice cake, covered with merengue and topped with sprinkles, is a classic Easter cake from the Perugia province of Umbria.   It is customary for a woman to give one to her lover or fiancé on Easter morning as a symbol of her affection.


Our food writer Cindy Swain shares her best recipe for the tasty scafata, a bean dish made with fava beans, swiss chard and onion.

This week Amy Gulick shares a recipe that takes inspiration from the classic 'vongole'(clam) dish from the Campagnia region. A hearty clam soup with beans that will make anyone's mouth water.

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