Collemancio is an outlying administrative division of the municipality of Cannara in the province of Perugia in the green region of Umbria. The village, with its 78 inhabitants (as at 2001), lays on a beautiful green hill at 507 m. above sea level, 7 km West of Cannara, right at the end of the provincial road N° 412.
The hill is covered with wood as well as with widely tilled agricultural areas, adjacent to the well known Colli Martani hills.
Within a walking distance (less than half a km) from todays Collemancio, in the village called La Pieve, there are ruins of an ancient Roman town of Urvinum Hortense which is probably the town mentioned in the Naturalis Historia by Pliny the Elder. Founded on a pre-Roman vicus (3rd century b.C.) it was in charge of controlling the road network of the area and was also used as a transit point for commercial activity. In the first Imperial Period, Augusto included it among the municipalities of Regio VI. Probably its urbanization took place around the 1st century.
THE TYPICAL RESTAURANT
While we are tasting an exquisite “Rosso di Montefalco” wine, a lamb leg is roasting on the spit. We look around and soon are taken by a marvelous rosy sunset among Umbrian hills and holts… In summertime guests can enjoy the atmosphere of an evening spent on the terrace of Il Rientro restaurant that faces the square of the Palazzo del Podestà (the palace of the ancient authority of the town) and allows to admire a fabulous panorama.
We are in Collemancio, at the “Il Rientro” restaurant, where since 1978 the tradition of Umbrian kitchen is continued by our chef. Local products such as truffles, mushrooms (boletus, pore mushroom or polish mushroom), the onions of Cannara, extra vergine olive oil and venison boost the homemade pasta dishes and celebrate appetizing meat cooked on a wide fireplace in the middle of the room.