Head to Umbria for an unhurried taste of old-world Italy, where misty verdant valleys rise to picture-perfect hilltop towns, hidden treasures rich in history, art and architectural splendour.
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At the heart of rural Italy, what Umbria lacks in terms of coastline, it more than makes up for with countryside charm. From wildflower-strewn meadows, to the romance of its rolling hills, you’ll find this land of Italian Saints heavenly indeed.
Hole up in a fairytale 14th-century mansion, overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Trasimeno, the gently sloping Apennines rising in the distance. From here, you’re perfectly poised to enjoy all this spectacularly scenic region has to offer - fortified medieval towns, quaint fishing villages, sunflower fields and endless cypress-tipped landscapes, all wonderfully off the well-trodden trail.
Explore picturesque Perugia, the regional capital where Palazzi mansions fringe splendid piazzas, a heady mix of Etruscan, Roman and medieval architecture. Assisi boasts a beautiful basilica, while nestled above vine-striped fields you’ll find the captivating city of Orvieto with its impossibly intricate gothic cathedral and pretty medieval streets. Give your chef the night off and head to mountain town of Norcia where gastronomic greatness awaits. Feast on fine cured meats accompanied by full-bodied local wines, followed by a rich pungent pasta, laced with freshly shaved local truffles.