Your holidays in Umbria between relaxation, good food, culture, natural landscapes and much more!
Holidays in Umbria: the guide on what to see and where to sleep
Spending holidays in Umbria is one of the latest trends in the field of vacationing. It is located in central Italy, set in the hills between the Marche, Lazio and Tuscany. It is also crossed by the Tiber river and has no access to the sea. For all these reasons, Umbria is also called the “green lung of Italy”. This phrase contains all the extraordinary beauty of our land, with its countryside, forests, mountains, lakes such as the Trasimeno, rivers and all the best that nature has to offer. Nature, however, was not the only one to get busy, even the man over the years has put his own.
The Umbrian landscape is indeed a mix of almost untouched natural landscapes, but also of small medieval villages perched on the hills rich in history, culture and art that can be visited in total freedom on two or four wheels. During your holidays in Umbria you can lose yourself in small but well-preserved medieval villages such as Perugia, Spoleto or maybe spend a weekend in our Gubbio apartments. Or between the Church of San Francesco di Assisi and the Duomo of Orvieto. During this pilgrimage we are sure that you will give yourself a taste of our typical products, maybe some salami or sausage, or a taste of some truffle product. We advise you to accompany them with a nice glass of local wine to make your holidays in Umbria unforgettable. Didn’t you feel like spending your holidays here yet?
Your holidays in Umbria between history and spirituality
If you love history or you simply want to cultivate your spirituality then spending your holidays in Umbria is the one for you.
From the Paleolithic to the Romans
Going back in time we discover that Umbria has been populated since the Paleolithic as evidenced by numerous findings. In ancient times the region has been inhabited more precisely by two populations: the Umbrians and the Etruscans in constant struggle with each other. Because of their continuous disagreements the Romans easily subjugated them when they decided to expand colonizing and influencing the whole territory. Of all this, numerous archaeological remains have remained throughout Umbria to be visited both in large cities and in small towns.
Middle Ages and Renaissance
After the Roman influence there was a large cultural production in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. So much so that Umbria gave birth to numerous artistic geniuses of the time such as the painter Cristoforo Vannucci better known as “Il Perugino”. A cultural production that gave its best when it was linked to religion, here more than anywhere else: just think of the poet Jacopone da Todi, now blessed. Furthermore, Umbria is also the region that saw the birth of the first monastic orders with the foundation of the Benedictine order by San Benedetto da Norcia. And how can we forget that many other famous saints were born in Umbria, such as San Francesco, Santa Chiara, Santa Rita da Cascia and San Valentino? In this regard, our Assisi holiday home could be just what you are looking for!
A fundamental part of your holidays in Umbria is the gastronomic one. In fact, everything can be said of this region, except that one does not eat well. It is indeed a favorite gourmet destination for gourmets, thanks to its local production of wines, oils, cured meats and truffles that will surely have the chance to brighten up your holidays in Umbria.
Among the typical products we point out the large production of cold cuts and sausages. The art of norcineria was born in Norcia from which it takes its name.
These are usually accompanied by truffles which are abundant and of excellent quality in the hills of the region. The gentle hills and temperate climate, especially in the Trasimeno area, make Umbria an excellence in the production of olive oil.
Last but not least we point out the excellent production of quality wines of controlled origin which sees the presence of numerous wineries famous all over the world such as the Caprai winery in Montefalco. During the summer season you can find in each village its characteristic festival based on the typical products of the area in which it is located.
Nature in Umbria
Umbria, as we have already explained, is also known as “the green heart of Italy”. Its panoramas, its naturalistic excellences have contributed to make it earn this title. The morphological characteristics of the Umbrian territories make this region unique for the variety of places of very high naturalistic and landscape interest.
Starting from the Valnerina and climbing up to the Upper Tiber Valley, Umbria offers a series of suggestive points of interest linked to nature and the environment, famous throughout the world. Furthermore this region is full of many