In Arrone, in Umbria, at the gates of the Valnerina, just 6 km from the surprising Marmore waterfall from 13 to 21 November 2021, there is “Amor d'Olio”: the event dedicated to taste itineraries and sensorial experiences.
The village of Arrone (Tr), pearl of the Valnerina, located on a rocky hill along the left bank of the Nera river, just 6 km from the surprising Waterfall marmore, the highest in Europe, finds its origins at the end of the XNUMXth century when the Roman nobleman Arrone took possession of the promontory and built a fortified castle, the first nucleus of the town.
It is a place of strong charm, not only for the medieval aspect typical of many villages Umbrian, but for the environmental context in which it is inserted. The Nera River Park abounds in waters, trees, animals and strikes the imagination for its intense green. Roman mills, medieval monasteries and hermitages, industrial archeology buildings, such as the lignite mine in the hamlet of Buoncquiring, surround, together with the silver olive trees, to Arrochar, which is a "hill castle", like the others that guard the area. Thanks to the practice of organic farming, the Arrone area offers quality products: extra virgin olive oil, truffles, legumes, freshwater species such as trout and shrimp. Berries abound and honey is excellent, not to mention pecorino cheese and the famous butchery of Valnerina.
It is to celebrate the gastronomic excellence, above all the extra virgin olive oil, the landscape and the cultural emergencies of the small village, that from 13 to 21 November 2021 the Municipality of Arrone proposes "Amor d'Olio - itineraries of Taste and Love ”an event that is part of the event circuit Open Oil Mills in Umbria (30 October - 28 November frantoiaperti.net).
The leitmotif of the 2021 edition of Amor d'Olio in Arrone (Tr) will be the discovery of taste itineraries with sensorial experiences and “love” for EVO oil and its world. Itineraries that will be possible to travel on foot, by bicycle, with your dogs, alone or with the family and that will lead visitors to love this part of Umbria outside the traditional tourist circuits and to explore the Municipality of Arrone, its hamlets and all the Valnerina.
There are many appointments related to the tasting of extra virgin olive oil, to its use in the kitchen, to the knowledge of the cultivation and culture of olive trees: GOD-EVO a sensory tasting of extra virgin olive oil olive with sensory combinations for the palate and the body by Hora Media - experiential cuisine (Saturday 13 November); Sunday 14 November "What olive are you?" a playful activity for children aged 5 and up and their families, with an exploratory minitour among the olive trees and tasting of products at Km0; “The nuances of the olive tree” an interesting laboratory of natural dyeing with the olive tree; while on Friday 19 November there will be a "Cooking lesson in the kitchen!", a lesson with a guide to tasting extra virgin olive oil, on how to taste an oil, recognize the difference between sweet and fruity, how to understand the best combinations to traditional local and peasant dishes.
There will be excursions for all tastes and all legs: on Saturday 13 November the walk "Going for herbs among the olive trees!" discovery of the edible autumn herbs that flourish among the olive trees; Sunday 14 November the panoramic Trekking among the villages of the Via di Francesco by "I Tuoi Cammini". Along the way there will be the meeting with the artist of the contemporary art exhibition “#CHIAVEUMBRA | IN NATURE - Artistic Experiments in the Olive Landscape ”, Giulia Filippi, an artist who investigates the minimal elements of the natural, creates delicate and poetic works from them. The actions of time and atmospheric agents, the rules implicit in the things of nature, are welcomed and shaped by her to create new and amazed visions. Among the olive trees, involving the spectators in micro exploratory actions, Giulia will present the poetry of her artistic micro-universes. On Sunday 21 November there will be an ecological walk to discover the ancient lignite mines of the Valnerina, the "Mines of Good Purchase".
There are also several possibilities for lovers of two wheels: the “Family Bike Tour of the Borghi tra gli Ulivi”, both Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 November, possible both by MTB and by E-bike; and the “Bike tour Arrone / Tripozzo” for trained cyclists, scheduled for both Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 November.
An appointment will be dedicated to four-legged friends with the "Country Dog walk" on Sunday 14 November, a collective walk to allow you to integrate dogs into the social context and promote the correct development of the relationship between dog and owners for a better lead on a leash. , the walk will be led by a professional dog educator from the “Cane Campione” Dog Center - Riano (RM).
All participants will be offered the “Gusto Valnerina” bag full of excellent km0 products offered by the farms participating in the “Vivi la Valnerina con Gusto” project 2nd ed. - promoted by the PAL LAG Ternano, measure 126.96.36.199.
All events are organized in compliance with the anti-covid legislation, many of the events have free admission, places are limited and reservations are required.