18 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Umbria is sometimes, well, okay, almost always, overlooked on the Rome-Venice-Florence Italy junket. This central region has the rolling hills of Tuscany, with some great wines, and none of the crowds. Medieval towns like Assisi and Spoleto are ridiculously charming, and the food is really amazing, from olive oil, to cured meats (go to Norcia) to zuppa di farro and strozzapreti pasta with wild boar sauce. Just watch out for the unsalted bread.
This beautiful region of Italy is one of my faves! Unlike Tuscany, it is not overrun with tourists. There is a charm to the region, almost an innocence, that isn't found in more commercial parts of the country. Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, and Todi are stunning! I can't wait to go back and experience more of the magical hills.
Umbria is one of Italy's smallest regions (Italian word Ombra means shadow, thus Umbria is but a shadow of the rest of the regions) but it is chock full of interesting, charming, and historical cities. Perugia is it's capital and a great start for visiting the region.
What I can say about Umbria, I was born here, is my region... Umbria has very small and beautiful cities, for me Assisi is the most beautiful of these, It's a back to the past, on middleages , when You enter in the old town, you shoud meet a Knight templar, or St. Francis in person that says to You: "Hey man: forgot Your work, Your life and your world, and follow me to serve the poors"...