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Umbria - The Green Heart of Italy

Land of Sagrantino Wine and Olive Oil

Umbria Facts

Capital: Perugia
Population: 990,000
Surface area: 8500sqkm

Airports: San Francesco Aeroporto di Perugia

Regional wines: Sagrantino and Grechetto

How to get there: Obviously you can opt for a Ryanair flight to San Francesco d’Assisi Airport which is quite central in Umbria. Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports in Rome offer many options and are between 1.5 to 2 hours drive from most areas in Umbria.

The Green Heart of Italy, as it is affectionately known is a land-locked, central region in Italy. Sandwiched between the regions of Lazio, Le Marche and Tuscany. As with the rest of Italy, you will find culinary delights and prestigious wine. There are some amazing locations to explore. The capital Perugia is a must. Spoleto is a gem; and how about the lake Trasimeno and smaller but no less impressive Lake Piediluco? Devastated by the earthquake of 2016 is slowly rebuilding. Do visit the zone and take a trip to the awe-inspiring Pian Grande di Castelluccio di Norcia. 

Some Umbrian Highlights

Assisu, Umbria

Assisi - terra di San Francesco

Experience the rustic charm of Umbria Agriturismo, nestled in the heart of Italy’s green countryside. Explore the region’s vineyards, olive groves, and medieval towns, and let the warm hospitality of Umbria embrace you.

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Spoleto - a reflection of a glorious past

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Pian Grande, Umbria

Norcia - raw beauty, land of salami!

Experience the rustic charm of Umbria Agriturismo, nestled in the heart of Italy’s green countryside. Explore the region’s vineyards, olive groves, and medieval towns, and let the warm hospitality of Umbria embrace you.

Montefalco, Umbria

Montefalco - Umbria's balcony

Immerse yourself in the enchanting landscapes of Tuscany, where rolling vineyards and olive groves surround traditional agriturismo accommodations.Discover the perfect balance of rustic elegance and genuine hospitality at our Tuscany agriturismo.

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Tastes of Umbria

It would be remiss not to give you a brief taste of Umbrian culinary delights. Do not go to this region looking for fine dining but for the cucina povera (poor cooking). Poor, as in the few simple but quality ingredients it takes to cook up a meal. 

Sagrantino Wine

Found in the Montefalco area, this bold dry red wine is gaining popularity outside of Umbria too, with good reason. A visit to one (or more) of Montefalco’s wineries is a must. For a different experience, book a tour of Lunelli’s Tenuta Castelbuono and its famous Carapace structure (pictured above).

Baci Perugina

Historic Perugia is Umbria administrative capital. Definitely worth spending a day. Above all, do not miss a tour of the Baci Perugina chocolate factory. A unique experience for children and adults alike. You may want to book a session at their chocolate school.

Tartufo (truffle)

If you are in Umbria during truffle season, do book a truffle hunt for you and your companions. Wander in the countryside with an experienced guide a truffle-hunting dog. Finish the day with a typical Umbrian meal topped with truffle flakes.

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Norcineria

The town of Norcia is still reeling from the devastating 2016 earthquake. However, the town and surrounds are a must visit. Head over to a norcineria and delve into a platter of salamis and local cheeses – washed down with wine, of course!