In this area, fishing has always provided one of the main forms of sustenance. Eel, carp, whitebait, pike, perch and tench are characteristic of this area, together with oil and wine (the Gamay and Grechetto in particular), and make up the gastronomic picture of an area rich in natural resources.
The 'Colli Perugini' denomination of origin covers the southernmost part of the municipality of Perugia, and some of the surrounding localities. Historically, this has always been a wine-growing area, and the grape varieties include the Grechetto, the Trebbiano (also famous for the production of Vin Santo) and the Sangiovese. Over the last two decades they have been joined by various international varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.