The Italian region with the capital Perugia is located in the heart of Italy and is one of the few regions not bordering a sea. Wine-growing existed in Umbria on both sides of the river Tiber even before the Romans in the time of the Etruscans and the eponymous Umbrians. Archaeological finds and wine cellars more than 3,000 years old, laboriously driven into the volcanic rocks, are historical witnesses to this. After the fall of the Roman Empire, viticulture came to a complete standstill for centuries. It was not until the 1950s that a new beginning was made. The landscape as well as the climatic and soil conditions are very similar to those of the region of Tuscany, which borders on the east, and which is ideally suited for viticulture. The cold months are relatively rainy, the summers are sunny and cooled by wind.