Other towns in Umbria
Come to Umbria and find out what other regions just don't offer ...
Art, Culture, Folklore, Tradition, Nature, Spirituality, Craftsmanship, Food and Wine
People no longer spend their holidays the way they once did. Today, more than ever, they prefer to go to a special place rich in history and still tied to fine ancient traditions, with brief stops here and there. Where?
In the land of great saints like Francis, Clair, Benedict and Rita, who are the icons of the peace and nature that so characterises Umbria – from the green of its softly rolling hills to the soft pink of its native stone.
From North to South, a nature that is timeless covers this land with beechwood groves and oak trees, bathed by rivers, streams and lakes, dotted with hilltop villages and cities nestled in the natural conches formed by the hills.
All of Umbria’s towns and villages are rich with art, veined with narrow alleys lined with stone buildings from the past and perfectly preserved monuments; from Orvieto to Todi, Perugia to Assisi and from Gubbio to Città di Castello, not forgetting such charming places as Spoleto, Norcia, Cascia, Spello, Foligno, Narni, Trevi, Corciano, Montone, Bevagna and Montefalco.
Cities that are the natural stages for such world class events as the Festa dei Ceri in Gubbio, the medieval market in Bevagna, the Two Worlds Festival of Spoleto and Umbria Jazz in Perugia.
Umbria is also characterised by the many religious itineraries following in the footsteps of the saints, like the Franciscan Via Francigena, trails to be covered by foot, on bicycle, on horseback as Saint Francis once did on his way to Rome.
Those who prefer a vacation for pure relaxation in nature can choose one of Umbria’s many parks: the Monte Cucco Park with its caves and hang-gliding activities, Colfiorito, Monte Subasio, Trasimeno Lake, the Tiber River Park and the Gole del Forello, the nature oasis at Alviano and the Fiume Nera Park with its magnificent waterfalls, and, finally, the imposing Monte Sibillini Park and the breathtaking Castellucio Plains.
A trip in Umbria is a journey of gastronomic delights: extra-virgin olive oil, DOC wines and fragrant truffles are an integral part of the Umbrian hospitality travellers will enjoy in country homes, historical residences and hotels of all categories.
Umbria offers all of this and leads the traveller to discover things that other regions just don’t have: "The art of living" ...