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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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PRIVATE TRANSFER FROM FLORENCE TO VENICE (or vice versa)

Private transfer-tour from Florence to Venice (or vice versa) on a comfortable Mercedes-Benz. Instead of hassling with train, taxi or bus schedules, strikes and confusion, why don’t you just sit back and let our chauffeur drive you to your destination!

from 124,94 US Dollar

Name your recipe: food market tour and workshop with a Cesarina in Siena

Have you ever been to a local market and traditional food shop in Italy, full of ingredients you'd love to experiment with? This is your chance to  visit a market with a local expert, choose your most inspiring ingredients, and create and name your very own recipe. 

Go food shopping with your Cesarina and choose 3-5 staple ingredients that capture your imagination
before immersing yourself in a private cooking class at their home. With their expert guidance, you will learn how to prepare your chosen ingredients and make your own Italian creations. Cultivate your creativity and confidence in the kitchen by adding an Italian flair to your dishes. 

Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.

from 179,32 US Dollar

Private Segway Tour Leader 1h

meeting point San Benedetto square, training orientation and start to : Duomo square.San Lorenzo Church,Repubblica square, Signoria square, Uffizi (out side) Santa Croce, Michelangelo square, House of Dante Alighieri. 
Helmet incluse , the tour leader is a member of Staff speak in english , (not Guide license )
Before your departur the staff make you a training for correct use of Segway

from 33,55 US Dollar

OFFICIAL FIRENZE DOME COMPLEX TOUR WITH SKIP THE LINE TICKET AND GELATO

Join the OFFICIAL DUOMO TOUR, Skip the long line with our guide and climb up to the TOP amazing Brunelleschi Dome to enjoy the magnificent skyline of Florence, Renaissance masterpieces and UNESCO heritage of humanity.
What will you do in the tour:
.Enter the Cathedral without a queue from a private entrance
.Discover the genial techniques of construction of the Cupola
.Climb the 463 steps and walk along the secret passages of the 1400s
.Admire the largest frescoed surface of the world and the marvellous marble floor
.Dominate the skyline of Florence and the Tuscan countryside up to the Chianti
.Visit the inside of the Baptistery to admire the golden Mosaics
.Enjoy a delicious Italian artisan Gelato

from 115,69 US Dollar
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