Best of Umbria Attractions & Luxury Tours, Italy
Exotic Land of the Tibor River Valley
Rich in beauty like its more popular neighbor Tuscany, but less toured and travelled, Italy tours and wine tours to mysterious Umbria offers its visitors glimpses of majestic mountains that shadow lush river valleys filled with medieval towns and elm forests.
Although dotted with wonderful towns to explore, the following are a sampling of some of the most popular.
Perugia – The largest and most central city in Umbria, Perugia lies in the Tiber River valley, surrounded by productive farmland lying between ominous mountain peaks. Discover such ancient monumental wonders as Rocca Paolina, Fontana Maggiore and Palazzo dei Priori, and partake of magical history at the Archeological Museum of Umbria.
Trasimene Lake – The fourth largest lake in Italy affords the lucky traveler to explore such scenic towns as Castiglione del Lago, Monte del Lago, Tuoro and Passignano sul Trasimeno, S. Arcangelo and S. Feliciano.
Assisi – A Roman colony which eventually became an imperial municipium, Assisi now possesses such prizes as Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, Pinacoteca Comunale and the Archeological Museum which houses the remains of Romans and Etruscans.
Ovieto – Famous with tourists worldwide for its handcrafted ceramics and delicious white wine, Ovieto also offers such spectacles as Chiesa di S. Andrea, Pozzo di S. Patrizio and Museo dell´Opera del Duomo.
Todi – In this quaint, antique village you can behold the Palazzos dei Priori and del Capitano, Cathedral of S. Maria Annuziata and S. Maria della Consolazione.
Foligno – An important village along the Via Flaminia, Foligno provides views of its inspiring Cathedral, Chiesa di Santa Maria and Palazzo Trinci.
Campello Sul Clitunno – This village is home to the famous Clitunno River springs and the Temple of Clitunno. You can also admire the Castle of Rovero and Chiesa della Blanca.
Special Culinary Experiences
Il Felcino – Tucked away in the rolling hills near Orvieto and Perugia, Il Felcino provides authentic Umrian and Tuscan dishes and their famous Chianina steaks.
Zeppelin in Orvieto – Tasty, original recipes by top chef Lorenzo marks this spirited restaurant.
Osteria Pozzo della Mensa in Assisi – A jewel of a restaurant that serves delicious traditional Umbrian dishes, as well as other modern favorites.
La Corte di Bettona in Bettona – Renovated from a 14th century hospital, La Corte di Bettona provides a medieval yet delightful atmosphere with accompanying terraces, solariums and lookouts from which to enjoy a drink and a view.
Hotel Villa Luisa in Todi – Once one of Umbria’s private luxury villas, Hotel Villaluisa has been restored to meet the tastes of its distinguished guests. Enjoy its antique beauty and surrounding park gardens.
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