Our next destination within Italy is a firm favourite for travellers. The central Italian landscape with all its sweeping beauty holds great natural Mediterranean climate, superb cuisine, amazingly artistic cities and gives travellers a place to get lost in the historical treasures that are waiting to be found.
It is here that you find traditional Italian food that is hailed by the world, velvety smooth olive oils, enriching cheeses, savoury cured meats and the vast richness of a simple tomato sauce. All grace the table at BarAlto, with an Italian tapestry of tastes found only within the green heart of Italy, Umbria, and the coastal Lazio.
Succumb to the delight of hand made pasta specialties and homeland for excellent pork and meats; lunch over an entre of spaghetti all’amatriciana – house made spaghetti, guanciale, chilli, onions and tomato – and feast on a main of mazzafegati con lenticchie – pan-fried Umbrian port and liver sausage with lentils.
The always-different asparagus is featured as an Umbrian specialty; truffled and hand made priest stranglers not easily found outside of Umbria. Perfectly accompanied by a bagnello alla romana – braised spring lamb, artichokes semolina gnocchi, and pecorino – with a glass of Toscolo Vernaccia from the wine connoisseurs of Tuscany.
To top off a perfect Italian lunch, indulge yourself in a tota di pistachio – pistachio cake with blood orange cream – sit along the river and intoxicate yourself with the Umbrian serenity that can only be described as somewhere half way between earth and heaven.