Umbria, the self styled ‘Green Heart of Italy’, is a microcosm of all the best that Italy has to offer. The long summers and fertile land bring forth olives, grapes and other delicious produce in sun-kissed abundance. In winter you can enjoy crisp days and some wonderful clear views. Beautifully preserved Renaissance towns dot the landscape. It enjoys world renowned artistic, architectural and historic attractions, fertile land that inspires culinary delights, spectacular hill villages with unsurpassed views of which Trevi, is a perfect example and a feeling that life is still lived at a more traditional slower pace than you may be used to.
You'll stay in Trevi, perched high above the valley floor, a medieval Umbrian hill town almost entirely closed to traffic. Enclosed by Roman and medieval walls, here peace and quiet pervade the shade of old town streets – so much so, you might think it is uninhabited, unless you come at festival time! Trevi like many of the towns in the valley and indeed all over Italy maintains the tradition of local festivals. Flower lovers should visit in June for the Spello flower festival (spello infiorata). During October, Trevi stages a medieval festival ‘Ottobre Trevano’ which is a must for lovers of local culture.
Your holiday will take you on a journey through Umbria's scenic art, remarkable architecture, classic roman remains, rich history and traditional culture. The are is highly agricultural and most of the villages and towns in the area are located on hill tops, inhabited centuries ago for their defensive position. Therefore, your exploration is mostly based on sightseeing with a small number of shorter walks. You'll explore Montefalco and visit a local vineyard where you'll enjoy a tour, wine tasting and a light lunch! Spend time discovering the medieval towns including Spello, Spoleto and Assisi, and explore the picturesque island of Isola Maggiore.
Why not take a look at our Artistic Umbria holiday, based stay in Città di Castello, a classic example of a small Renaissance city. Centrally located in northern Umbria. During the week, there will be time to discover some of the finest art produced, Italian history, and architecture. Take relaxing strolls to appreciate the abundance of beauty this region processes. The week offers a feast, for the eyes, the soul and the stomach!