Some 14 km from Perugia, on the top of a rounded hill not far from where the Chiasco river meets the Tiber, is Torgiano, famous for its fine wines, but also for its excellent olive oil. In 1974 a fascinating wine museum with a library and fine collection of drawings, etchings and ceramics was inaugurated there. Next to the museum is the Osteria, where one can sample the oil made from the olives grown on the surrounding hills and, of course, the DOC wines Torgiano is so famous for. The tradition of winemaking here dates back to the XIV century. While all that is left of the castle that was built here in 1276 by Perugia is the Baglioni Tower and a few remaining stretches of the ancient walls, still standing in the centre of town is the XVIII century bell tower next to the Oratorio della Misericordia and the church of S. Bartolomeo, with a terracotta façade dating to the same period. Also worthy of note is the Palazzo Graziani-Baglioni with its fine garden. Higher up is the village of Brufa, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, which offers amazing views that span from Perugia all the way to Assisi, Spello and Foligno.

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