Umami in Japanese culture represents the "fifth flavor". The decor of the restaurant located in Cortona, Italy, is designed by the Emanuele Svetti studio… 

Combining the search for high quality fusion cuisine with a "raw" but at the same time spectacular interior design, playing on the mix between cultures and traditions, this is the concept of the place. The Umami restaurant thus links the oriental tradition with the Tuscan bucolic style, typical of the place in which it has chosen to settle, while distinguishing itself from the others by the originality and diversity of its proposal.

Here, the will of Emanuele Svetti and his team was to create a synergy with the external environment by juxtaposing the old with the new, the smooth with the rough, the rural with the built. 

Everything was made possible, in particular, by the judicious use of stabilized vertical green walls and large windows that make the environment permeable, luminous and perfectly integrated into the natural green of the surrounding park vegetation. The staging of the elements even creates an optical effect that lets one imagine a "natural continuity" between the interior and exterior of the building.

Entering the terrace covered by an aluminum and glass structure, the visitor can also appreciate all the magnificence of the view of the Valdichiana, starting from the slopes of Monte Amiata to reach the "edges" of this natural mirror that is the Lake Trasimeno…. Guaranteed wonder… 


Visuals ©: Andrea Bartolozzi  


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