A region of green nature and plenty of history portrayed in a most beautiful way, Umbria is surely one of Italy's gems. A rich artistic and cultural patrimony builds up the character of a holiday in Umbria, this is a region of folklore, of saints and of fairs and traditional celebrations that preserve diversity.
Start a holiday in Umbria in Assisi, where two very important saints were born: Saint Francis and Saint Clare. Thus a visit to the St. Francis’ Basilica and Saint Clare’s church here are definitely worth a visit. The same town will impress you with its Minerva‘s Temple, the Palace Capitano del popolo and the Rocca Maggiore. Visit the town of Gubbia if you get the chance, from a last minute holiday home in Umbria. This “grey city” is one of the oldest in the region, and its medieval feel will surely enchant you. Check out the Palazzo dei Consoli, the Palazzo del Capitolo, the Cathedral and the Church of Santa Maria dei Servi here, enjoy the feel of this place. The elegant medieval town of Todi is yet another stop you should make on a holiday in Umbria, with its Cathedral, with the impressive Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Capitano and Palazzo del Popolo. In Spello, the remains of a Roman amphitheater here and the ones of a Theater pay tribute to a great history, the old buildings and castles here completing the scene.
Umbria is a region of great cultural attractions as well, thus a holiday villa in Umbria will reveal beautiful venues that will make you wish to come back here. The Ovieto Cathedral is just one example, yet since you are here, you might as well check out the tunnels under this city, some of the more than 440 caves you can explore here were actually used as bomb shelters during WW II. And moving on to sweeter things, visit the Perugina Chocolate factory as well from a holiday apartment in Umbria, you will be able to see the museum here as well, and the workers in action for that matter. The Lungarotti Winery is a great option for spending a few days during your holiday in Umbria, the landscape here is amazing, and the wine is nothing shorter in its description than this same adjective. The greatest collection of Umbrian art in the entire world is to be found in the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria, and food and wine lovers can also opt for a few days at the family-run winery Paolo Bea, where they can also taste the parmesan and olive oil.
A holiday among nature in Umbria is a holiday in the “green heart of Italy”, thus you can imagine that the landscape you will find yourself in here will be one that will dazzle your imagination. Nature reserves, lakes, rivers, mountains and all sorts of parks are all to be found in Umbria. Besides, if you will stay at a holiday park in Terni for a chance, you should not miss the Marmore waterfall, a most beautiful sight that was created by the Romans actually. The Trasimeno Lake in Umbria has charmed and inspired all sorts of brilliant minds, such as Goethe and Lord Byron, it is definitely worth stopping by here, or maybe even spending a weekend away in Umbria at Lake Trasimeno. The Clitunno springs: a place of mystical rites, a place of stunning beauty, a place of art of nature and artists.
A wellness weekend in Umbria is very much resembling a dream come true. To this effect, combining the beautiful landscape here with an afternoon or a whole day of pampering, massages, sauna, pool and hydro massage, jacuzzi and others may be one of the best ideas you've ever felt you had. Cappuccini Wellness and Spa, the Wellness Valle di Assisi resort and others greet their guests with immensely relaxing and soothing facilities... you do deserve it, you know that.
The fantastic beauty of the Umbrian landscape makes it a heaven for outdoor activities. Thus, a holiday in Umbria grants you the possibility to try on new adventures, new challenges and new feels of freedom: rafting along the Nera river, hiking through the Piano Grande, hang gliding at Monte Vettore. Cycling, hiking, or maybe a hot air balloon ride over Assisi, water sports and sailing at Lake Trasimeno... Umbria is your scenery for fun this year. Horseback riding is also a lot of fun in this area of such great natural beauty, and the walking and hiking trails around Spoleto take you through amazing scenery.
A family holiday in Umbria gives you the chance to explore the area in a different way. Traveling with kids means tailoring your vacation in Umbria to suit their needs and wishes as well, but at the same time it gives everyone a chance to feel the atmosphere of this region in a great new manner. Visit the Marmore Waterfall park and go hiking as a family here, visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi and go for a picnic, check out the historic chocolatier Perugina and the local festivals in Umbria such as Corsa all’Anello in Narni in April, or the Calendimaggio in Assisi, the Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio in May. The Piano Grande in the Mount Sibilline National Park can be "spiced up" with some horse or donkey riding, and in the Mount Subasio and Mount Cucco Regional Parks you can even try paragliding. Lake Trasimeno and water sports, kayaking and sailing go perfect with your family holiday in Umbria, just see.
And you have mushrooms and wild asparagus, as well as delicacies such as truffles, vegetables, cereals, meat, particularly lamb, pork and game. Typical pasta of the region is Spaghetti with black truffles, then as a main course try the Terni’s colombaccio selvatico, and for satisfying your sweet tooth, there is the Torcolo di San Costanzo and other desserts. And you're off for a fabulous culinary holiday in Umbria.
Taking your pet with you on a holiday in Umbria? Fantastic. Fifi can join you on a hike among nature here, or maybe even on a picnic on the shores of Lake Trasimeno. you can barbecue back at your pet friendly holiday home in Umbria, or just stroll on the streets of the medieval towns here. All in all, a holiday with your pet in Umbria is a complete experience of this region on a totally different level of unconditioned friendship.Points of interest, a “must see” list in Umbria:
Umbria is a place of beautiful green nature, a place of myths and history that are ideally combined with the natural setting, a place of relaxation and tradition. A holiday in Umbria can be combined with a holiday in Tuscany, a holiday in Umbria is like a step back in medieval times, yet with a most inspirational character.
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