Umbria is the beautiful green heart of Italy that has anything anyone can ask for: beautiful ancient cities and villages, great food, excellent wine, mesmerizing outdoors. Most people visit Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia, wonderful cities that have histories that often date back to the Etruscs. A less well-known fact is that hiking, parapente en skiing is also possible in one of the numerous National Parks. One of the best things to do is to rent an (electric) bike and ride from city to city on ancient Roman roads.
We’re close to Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Siena, Firenze and Todi. More info about these cities here.
You can swim in Lago di Piediluco, close to the spectacular Marmore waterfalls (engineered by a Roman Emperor) or in the lake Fiastra in the Sibillian Mountains where there’s also hiking and parapente.
If you love golf you can book the Antognolla 18-holes golf course within one hours drive.
We can book a Vespa or electric bike for you if you want to enjoy outdoor life.
Crafts (New York Times, 36 hours in Perugia, 2017)
“To call Giuditta Brozzetti a textile workshop would be an understatement. Its location, in the high-arched church of San Francesco delle Donne, which dates to the 13th century, is a destination in itself. Brozzetti is a multigenerational labor of love that focuses on handmade reproductions of the city’s famous textile designs (like the griffin, the symbol of Perugia), all produced on 18th-and 19th-century wood looms. The current owner, Marta Cucchia, is deeply informed about how to create these patterns, and knows the difficulties of keeping such skills alive in the modern world (weekend visits by appointment).”
More pics here. Worth the visit!