The springs at Clitunno, near Trevi
at Villa Pambuffetti
A Romantic Getaway for Two
|Villa Pambuffetti's page on VisitsItaly.com
|~ 3 nights accom.
~ 2 fabulous dinners
~ 1/2 day cooking lesson
in the Villa's kitchen
~ Wine tasting at a charming enoteca in Spello
|Contact: IV Travel
Autumn leaves in Perugia, Umbria by Carlo Bonini
Area: 8,456 km˛
South from Florence, north from Rome, is Italy's
heart, the geographic centre of the country,
Umbria. And whether
are visiting for the first time, or are a
veteran to the hearty
Umbria never ceases to leave a traveller in awe.
its lush hills and mountains, and wonderfully
preserved medieval towns, a trip through the
province can be one back through time.
long way from either coast, what is to be
Umbria is the rolling sea of green. Many of them
cultivated, the undulating hills weave a
tapestry over the expansive province creating a
motley of patchy colours. The impressive slopes
give way to an even more impressive cluster of
Perugia - Umbria's largest -
Bevagna is a
walled "valley town", with a history that
stretches back before the 2nd Century.
Umbertide is a
busy town on the banks of the Tiber, where
Etruscans and Umbrians used to barter. In
continue the centuries old manufacture of
elegant ceramiche and majolica.
themselves are historical gems, but there is
much to be seen exploring them all individually.
Between art, architecture, hospitality, wine
tasting, and festivals, travelers are often
stuck trying to narrow down a selection!
beauty, however, can be enjoyed without too much
fuss. Walking by Lake Trasimeno, biking on hill
paths, or simply sitting in a cafe are all
possible and, in fact, characteristic of the
province's tranquil setting.
landscape fixed at the heart of the country,
hill tops adorned with century-old towns and
villages, rich in agriculture and tradition, is
Italy's green beauty, Umbria.
Hotels, Villas, Agriturismos, apartments, B&Bs
in Umbria Region
Bettona, Marciano, Spello
Amelia, Narni, Todi,
Towns on the
Bike tours, Wine
For information about national and regional parks in