This area of the country provides a lot of simple luxuries that appeal to travelers. Those are privacy, peace, and great food. These factors make this area one of the most enjoyable to visit in all of Italy. If you’re looking to escape from the large urban areas, but you still want all the amenities they have to offer, you’ll want to check out this part of Umbria. This exclusive property remained in the family for decades. It offers thousands of hectares of olive groves sweeping through lakes, rivers, and superb valleys. There are five unique villas on-site with accommodations for up to 52 guests. On-site, you’ll find five infinity swimming pools, a restaurant, 18-hole golf course, chef services, and guided tours.
Since 1973 the City of Perugia has hosted The Umbria Jazz Festival every July. Now a world renowned event, the festival is a must for music lovers and features some of the biggest names of the genre.
Begun in 1228, The Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a beautiful example of Romanesque architecture. The church features frescoes by some of Italy's most famous artists and has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travel one of the four official wine routes through Umbria and discover why the region is home to some of the best vineyards in the country. Don't forgot to include Tenute Lunelli Estate where you will be amazed at the renowned cellar designed by the famous artist Pomodoro.
Every May 15th since 1160 Gubbio has hosted the Corsa dei Ceri. Three teams, each representing a particular saint and carrying an enormous wooden candle, race from the town square to a nearby mountain top. Thousands line the route every year to cheer on the competitors and take part in the festivities that follow.
After over-indulging in the gastronomic delights of Umbria, a trip to The Marmone Waterfalls may be the perfect excursion. Cycle or hike around the falls that tumble 165 meters to the lush valley below. Forested and serene, the area is the ultimate getaway.
For 60 years The Festival of the Two Worlds, in Spoleto, has become a popular event featuring opera, drama and dance. Fans crowd the streets to take in the vast array of performances that take place through June and early July.
While the adults enjoy their meal the kids enter their own restaurant complete with decorated miniature tables and chairs where they are entertained by the entire cast of the timeless tale. Dine with Jiminy Cricket, Gepetto, The Blue Fairy and of course Pinnochio.
Take a ceramics class and enjoy the clay! Some of the best classes are in Ficulle and Deruta and offer the chance to create, fire and paint your own work of art.
Visit the tranquil beaches and parks of Lake Transimeno. Bring a picnic lunch and rent canoes, kayaks or sailboats to explore the shoreline or visit an island.
Nothing will make a child smile like chocolate can. In Perugia take a tour of the chocolate factory where you can even attend chocolate school to create your own delights!
Below The Marmone Falls, The Nera River tumbles through the valley where you can find some of the best rafting in the region with something for all levels of thrill seekers.