Assisi Food & Wine
Assisi boasts stinchetti and rocciata. The first is made with marzipan in the shape of small leg bones (also called ossa di morto, "dead's bones"), and are usually prepared in early November for All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Rocciata is a roll of sweet pasta filled with almonds and chopped walnuts, dried fruit, apple, sugar, and cinnamon.
Assisi's array of nut breads and sweets includes the mouth-watering torrone (a sweet nougat of almonds and egg whites) and the divine brustengolo (packed with raisins, apples, and walnuts). In addition, the Capucine nuns make a simple, traditional sweet known as serpentone.
A newly created DOC zone centers around Assisi. One of its interesting wines is a dry, white Grechetto, Umbria's finest white variety. While visiting Assisi, sample Rosso, Rosato, and Biano di Assisi DOC wines.