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A hilly area with incredible landscapes and an ancient history, beautiful nature and charming villages whose origins are lost in the midst of time.
Umbria is a lush green region with breathtaking landscapes. Being among its perfectly preserved nature is a truly indescribable experience as you discover the unspoilt natural beauty of peaceful places such as the many ancient medieval roads, the dense forests or spiritual places linked to St Francis and Benedict.
From Gubbio to Orvieto, from the Marmore falls to Lake Trasimeno, the list of beautiful natural wonders to discover is endless: the ancient sepulchres of Monteleone and Terni, the Roman ruins of Bevagna, the enchanting town of Spello, one of Italy’s most beautiful old villages, the divine tranquillity of Assisi, the town of Perugia, rich in art and sweet delicacies.
Umbria also offers a varied flavourful cuisine: cured meats produced according to the ancient charcuterie tradition of Norcia, the delicious flavours of truffles and chocolate, the special cake of Gubbio and a great choice of tasty legumes, including the renowned lentils.
And of course its well preserved nature, the magnificent flowerbeds of Castelluccio di Norcia and as many as seven regional parks. A region to explore at a slow pace and in harmony with the local lifestyle, a special relationship between man and the environment which is difficult to find elsewhere.Close
Ospitalità Natura establishments in Umbria
Catignano Hotel Ristorante
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A village nestled in the Carpina Valley between the Tiber Valley and the Apennine ridge. The valley features a large drainage basin of great natural interest as it is rich in springs, dense woods of Turkey oaks and downy oaks which form the state-owned forest of Pietralunga.
In the town there is a well preserved picturesque medieval centre with typical alleys around the remains of the 8th-century Lombard fortress. Really, the town has even more ancient origins as evidenced by the discovery in Pietralunga of a prehistoric flute made from a human tibia and preserved at the Archaeological Museum of Perugia.
Other places worth visiting are the Parish church of Santa Maria, the Sanctuary of Madonna dei Rimedi and the Nature Museum of Ornithology of Candeleto, a protected oasis rich in wildlife.Close
In the heart of Italy’s green lung, as if suspended in time, lies one of Umbria’s oldest towns, Gubbio.
At the foot of Monte Ingino, Gubbio is a small mediaeval town to be discovered on foot, slowly, so that you can take your time to admire the countless details of the typical white stone buildings, lose yourself in the picturesque views, cross the small bridges, enter one of the many churches and fill your eyes with art.
Impossible, then, not to stroll through the soul of Gubbio, Piazza Grande. And from there, looking out from the terrace, you can admire a marvellous view over the roofs of the city and the vast expanses of green surrounding the ancient medieval town.
For trekking lovers, it will be possible to explore the areas around the town centre along the “Gola del Bottaccione” Medieval Aqueduct Walk, walk the Colle Eletto Path, visit the Ranghiasci Park or the Voltone Gardens.
A curiosity? They call it the ‘city of madmen’, a nickname derived from the fountain located in the city. By making three laps around the fountain, in fact, it will be possible to obtain a ‘Madman’s License’, an attractive and fun gift to take home that testifies to a lack of sanity.
And if you want to experience one of the oldest folk festivals in Italy, don’t miss the Festa dei Ceri, a thousand-year-old event famous throughout the world that takes place in Gubbio every year on 15 May.Close