The frigidarium remains of the thermal complex, formed by mosaic-decorated niches with black and white tesserae. Recent restorations have revealed traces of the calidarium. The beautiful mosaic, from the 2nd century A.C., of exquisite and refined workmanship, is inspired by the marine world.
Tenuta BellafonteVini di territorio
Our wines, as elegant and authentic as the Umbrian varieties from which they originate, are produced with the utmost respect for nature and tradition. Bellafonte lies just outside Bevagna, in the heart of the unspoilt Umbrian countryside. It is the realisation of a dream; the desire to reinterpret the ancient heritage of Montefalco and its grape varieties. The estate covers a total of 30 hectares, 8 of which are under vine. The remainder is comprised of woodland, a small orchard and 2,500 olive trees. The vineyards are set on rocky terrain, which alternates between marl, sandstone and the typical clay of the area. The vines are cultivated with great care, fertilized with manure from selected sources and mechanical equipment is used to avoid the use of herbicides. The most delicate processes are carried out by hand: from pruning and leaf stripping to canopy management and of course, harvest. Carved into the hillside is the winery. The temperature and humidity of the cellar are maintained by a network of underground pipes which draw in air from outside, ensuring a constant air flow. Production is geared towards small quantities of the highest possible quality, with a particular focus on low intervention techniques. […]
CANTINA DIONIGI Since 1896 Viticulture is a millenary tradition and vocation in the Montefalco area. Pliny the Elder recounts of a fine grape called “Itriola” grown in the surroundings of what is known as Bevagna today and some scholars think he could have been referring to the Sagrantino grape. Actually, there is no confirmed theory about the origin of Sagrantino. Some say it is indigenous, obtained through the selection of local clones, but most believe it was imported by one of Saint Francis of Assisi’s disciples. Its name could be traced back to the Sacraments, from the latin word “sacer” and “sacramentum”, because the grape was cultivated by the friars to make a straw wine that was used in religious rites. What is certain is that this part of Umbria was and still is devoted to the production of excellent wines. Since 1896, our winery has been loyal to the tradition, seasonality and typicality of these products, while welcoming leading edge techniques and tools. Our philosophy is based on two fundamental principles: preserving the territory and satisfying our clients with the highest quality. That is why we use organic techniques in the cultivation and alternative energy sources in the production. […]