The Foundation and the Lungarotti Museums
Private collection concerning the civilization of the vine and wine. The museum, through archaeological, historical and technical information presented in its twenty rooms, guides the visitor through 5,000 years of wine history. The Wine Museum has promoted over time numerous exhibitions, conferences and art competitions on the theme wine.
Artifacts and works related to the mythological origins of the olive, the use of oil as a source of light, religion, medicine and nutrition, in cosmetics, as a heating source and as a significant element of a cultural imaginary and that the plant the product has assigned symbolic values and healing.
THE LUNGAROTTI FOUNDATION
The Foundation promotes cultural activities such as exhibitions, conferences and publications about the Italian agricultural economy and the culture of wine and oil, aim to preserve and protect the cultural and artistic heritage and to study and promote the “art crafts” who in Umbria old and established tradition.
A visionary project
A SHARED PASSION
Culture is an integral part of the company Lungarotti since the 60s, when the determination of Giorgio Lungarotti to grow in terms of quality and image of a production already widely known, were added to the cultural interests of Maria Grazia Marchetti Lungarotti, history of ‘art and archivist. Together they have created a visionary project, which aimed from the outset to quality.
MARIA GRAZIA AND THE MUSEUMS
Maria Grazia has promoted historical research, archaeological and archival. He also took an active part in the European debate on museology, creating along with other Italian section of ICOM (International Council of Museums). The Wine Museum was founded in 1974 and, thanks to the patient research work done by Maria Grazia, already exposed to the opening collections supported by an impressive didactic result of uninterrupted continuity of studies.