Umbria, the green heart of Italy, is the perfect destination for a slow, sustainable holiday. Nature and parks, art and culture, outdoor sports and excellent food and wine will make your stay unforgettable. Its fields and forests, the olive groves and vineyards that not only produce prized oils and wines but have become the symbol of this green land. Dotted with medieval towns and silent retreats, the Umbrian hills offer breath-taking views. In Umbria you need only travel a few kilometres to discover places of unspoilt wilderness, with centuries-old beech woods, deep caves, and mountains noted in ancient legends. And Umbria is also rich in water, with springs and lakes, rivers that carve impressive rocky gorges, wetlands and lakes, and one of Europe’s tallest waterfalls. Umbria’s beauty inspires poets, painters and instagrammers.
Trails for walking, biking and horseback riding. With hundreds of km of trails for walking, cycling and horse riding, Umbria’s verdant landscape is an unparalleled destination for slow, sustainable tourism, for people of all levels of fitness.
The award-winning pilgrimage route Via di Francesco (the St. Francis Way) links villages, rural monasteries, isolated hermitages and other places associated with the life of St. Francis. Walk a few sections of the route or its entire length, to reconnect with yourself and nature.