Vineyards and olive groves sweep up to this medieval walled town on a hilltop perch overlooking the confluence of the Chiascio and Tiber rivers. Torgiano has an irresistible draw for gastronomes, renowned for its thick, green extra-virgin olive oil and spicy, peppery red wines, such as Rubesco Rosso DOC, produced with 70% Sangiovese grapes.
Torgiano has a twinset of one-of-a-kind museums. First up is the Museo del Vino, which takes a thematic romp through viticulture in a 20-room, 17th-century mansion. Greek, Etruscan and Roman ceramics, jugs and vessels, glassware and various wine-making implements race you from the Bronze Age to the present, covering topics such as wine as medicine and its role in mythology. Showcasing mills, presses and crafts, the Museo dell'Olivo e dell'Olio is an ode to olive oil and its symbolic, medicinal and dietary uses. Audioguides are included in the ticket price.