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Umbria holidays

Umbria is often viewed as Tuscany’s sister, in many ways it mimics Tuscany’s delights, but also has its own distinct character. Umbria, known as ‘the green heart of Italy’ sits right in the middle of the country.

It’s about half the size of Tuscany, which means most of the region can easily be explored. Umbria is serene, understated, breathtakingly beautiful, and most importantly, unspoiled. It has long lived in the shadow of Tuscany, but visitors are discovering its charms and learning that a holiday in Umbria is not to be missed.

The landscape is littered with rolling hills, streams, valleys, olive groves and woodland. Visitors report there being a special quality of light that illuminates the horizon. Umbria is also famous for being the birthplace of the saints, which further contributes to its magical appeal.

This region is known for its olive oil, truffles, fine cured meat and full bodied wine. There are plenty of gorgeous hill towns to visit such as Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia, as well as quaint villages like Trevi, Spello and Montefalco. What are you waiting for? View the links below and book a holiday to Umbria.

Umbria holidays

Orvieto

Umbria, the birthplace of St Benedict and Francis of Assisi, seems bathed in a mystical glow, and Orvieto plays into the mystique. Set midway between Florence and Rome, Orvieto is Umbrian perfection, with luminous frescoes and enigmatic churches only serving to underline its lofty otherness. Looming on a sheer ledge of lava-stone, Orvieto is a brooding Etruscan presence hewn out of dark volcanic rock. In medieval times, this citadel, perched on its impregnable rock, controlled the road between Florence and Rome. Although majestically sited on top of a volcanic tufa plateau, the hill is porous and in danger of bringing the city down as it crumbles. More positively, the fertile volcanic slopes are covered in the vineyards that produce Orvieto’s famously crisp white wines. The town also scores high in the spirituality stakes, with its low-key churches counterpointed by the grandeur of the Duomo and loveliness of the undulating landscape.

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Perugia

The hazy hills, a magical quality of light, and an air of spirituality help set Umbria apart, along with its bewitching capital, Perugia. Cosmopolitan, arty, heritage-minded yet forward-looking, Perugia makes a delightful introduction to the region, with easy side trips to Assisi, Gubbio and Lake Trasimeno. Compared with Florence, Perugia feels far less tourism-led.

Umbria has often languished in Tuscan’s shadow but is just as lovely as its grander neighbour. Lap up the rolling landscape with hill-towns that look as if they have been there since time immemorial. It is not an illusion: some were founded by the Etruscans and later dedicated to medieval saints. Even if Perugia feels more secular than most of the region, Umbria is the cradle of western monasticism, with St Benedict born in Norcia. Beyond the tourism hotspot of Assisi, the region strikes a near-perfect balance between sustainable tourism and an authentic way of life.

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Florence Street Food and Sightseeing Tour with a Local Guide

Fun, informative and tasty 3 hour food and sightseeing tour through the center of Florence led by a professional local guide. You will sample delicious street food such as fresh pasta, prosciutto, finocchiona, lampredotto, cheese, pizza gelato, truffles, home-made biscuits and much more.

You will visit the local food market and walk by many famous sites and monuments such as the Cathedral, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Giotto's bell Tower the Basilica di Santa Croce and many more, all explained by your local guide.

This walking tour is perfect for an introduction to the food, art and culture of the city. Small group size ensures interaction qith the guide that will give you precious suggestions for your stay.

from 49,98 US Dollar

Bargello Museum Private Tour

Bargello building as a National Museum began in the mid-19th century. Today is the setting for works of sculpture, especially from large ducal collections, many examples of Gothic decorative minor arts and many important sculptures of Michelangelo and Donatello.

from 53,55 US Dollar

Tuscan Cooking Class in Siena

Fall in love with Tuscany through its food during a 4-hour Tuscan cooking class in Siena! Under the watchful eye of your host – a professional local chef – learn the secrets of Tuscany’s renowned cuisine to put together a lavish spread of ‘antipasto’(appetizer) and pici pasta. At the end of your class, sit down with your host and fellow food lovers to enjoy your creations along with a glass of wine – just as the Tuscans do!

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group cooking class, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your host.

from 105,91 US Dollar

Florence to Milan One Way Private Sightseeing Transfer

  • Private Transfer to Milan with Sightseeing
  • Drop off can be in Milan City / Milan Malpensa Airport 
  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • Private service just for yourself
  • Private a/c comfortable vehicle up to 8 passengers
  • English speaking driver
  • Choose the city you wish to visit on the way to Milan
  • Free wifi on board our vehicle
  • Free water on board our vehicle 

from 1059,15 US Dollar
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