Umbria can be very well defined as the green heart of Italy. Either because the region still preserves some of the most pure country landscapes, and also because many of the traditions and habits of rural Italy can still be easily found in this region.
Food and wine are at the best of the living Italian tradition. In addition we must not forget that Umbria is in the geographical center of Italy. Just in the middle between Rome and Florence, not far from either the Thirrenyan or the Adriatic sea.
The Umbria region has surely much to show to the ones who love art, history and the tranquility of unspoiled countryside. Ninetytwo towns emanate the ideal of cultural diversity, though united by art and history.
History has deeply marked this land: many artistic sites from the Etruscan and Roman ages together with the great remains of medieval ages can be easily found all around the region. Perhaps the outmost feature of Umbria is the enchanting and quite landscape, where the gentile hillsides are covered by woods and olive trees and the winding roads pass through perfectly preserved medieval castles and tiny lovely villages. The quality of the people is so near to the character of the land: comfortable, serine, and open toward the best quality of life. Their culinary includes specialties with elements of Tuscany and Lazio and Marche areas too.
Spirituality is perhaps the most deep and revealing feature of Umbria. This is Region of San Francesco, perheps the most famous of all Saints. The town of Assisi is practically all dedicated to the memory of the Saint and some of the best known paintings and frescos by Giotto can be found in the churches and monasteries of Assisi. The Francescan path that leads from Assisi to Gubbio and La Verna, passing through Perugia is a perfect scenario of the spirituality of these places.
The territory of Umbria is settled on pleasant hills and plains mirrored of water and striated with dark trees.
Nowadays you can visit 6 Regional Parks and the National Park of "Monti Sibilini". It is always possible to attend an event of grand or very promising artistries. In this international stage, you can listen to gospel, jazz and spiritual music that invigurates the soul.
In the summer in Perugia and in the winter in Orvieto, there is a big band of musical festival called Umbria Jazz.
We must not forget the Spoleto Festival, the Todi Art Festival, the evidence of the Baroque in Foligno and the Umbria Music Festival with sacred music.
All of our country accommodations and villas find a perfet matching with such landscapes: from country inns, most of them are located in real farms, to independent villas, holiday houses and vacation apartments. We are sure you will find a perfect solution for your stay in the green heart of Umbria's countryside.