Luxury in Umbria: Tranquillity and natural and historical wonders
Breathe in the fresh air of Umbria as you enter green valleys, hills and mountains kissed by sunlight in this paradise-like part of Italy. Here you will find Italy's largest lake, Lake Trasimeno, historical ruins and the perfect terrain for a variety of sporting activities. A must see is the Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls that flow into River Nera, a great place for canoeing, kayaking and other water-based activities. Visitors to the province of Terni will be fascinated by the ancient roman town of Carsulae and the Dunarobba Fossil Forest- a 3 million year old forest! The oldest village in Umbria is Gubbio where the Cathedral, local art and fantastic festivals captivate the imagination and inspire visitors from all over the world. The beautiful Candle Race lights up the streets while the excitement of Palio Balestra, a traditional crossbow contest on horseback, revives medieval tradition.
Discover the 62 metre deep St. Patrick's well in Oriento as you embark on a 248 step winding staircase or see other spectacular Medieval and Renaissance architecture in the town of Spoleto. No trip to Umbria would be complete without visiting Assisi and seeing the Basilica. But this region also caters for nature lovers with lots of opportunities to explore woods, hills, waterfalls and take tours of the natural terrain. Wine trails allow visitors to enjoy traditional feasts and wine tastings as well as to buy handmade ceramics and other crafts. The region is well known for its meat delicacies such as sausages, hams and salami that can be enjoyed along with freshly baked bread and rich sheep- or goat's milk cheeses. A stay in a luxury villa in Umbria to enjoy the region's peace, tranquillity and natural and historical wonders, will replenish body and soul.