It’s like opening a closed door...
It’s like opening a door closed on a mystery and finding yourself standing before cultural values and events from times long past, from mysticism and spirituality, to age-old customs, serenity and well-being. Umbria’s accommodations have a thousand faces and an immense charm that all speak the endearing local dialect, surrounded by authentic nobles, rediscovered simplicity and the finest fare with a uncomplicated, wholesome flavour. Where it is possible to imagine a life already lived by others, in structures that are certainly more comfortable but no less intriguing.
For travellers interested in trying something new the most difficult task is choosing: fascinating historic residences, characteristic Umbria farmhouses, a cosy hotel, the restaurant where typical Umbrian food reigns supreme, with that touch of creative innovation that serves as a harbinger of the unique delicacies prepared with the incredible Dop extra virgin olive oil and washed down with prestigious Doc and Docg wines. Or the farmhouse inn serving products from their in-house oil mills, wine cellars and vegetable gardens, or the Bed and Breakfasts that are no less equipped and hospitable.
And from here, pleasantly accompanied by the sparkling scent of grape must and the bitter aroma of fresh olives, visitors can wander about Umbria on day trips to explore the region’s most interesting cities of art. But they can also wander about without a destination and without a compass on the discovery of a habitat to savour and even stay in. Whether it be a castle on the lake or hidden between the serene olive trees and reddening vines; a noble palace bearing the signs of the times; a mill along a stream, given a new life. Or a convent, an abbey, a way station along a transhumance road.
And don’t forget to visit the old grocer’s shops transformed into fine cafés, the “broseccherie” that peep out from the narrow streets of the historic town centre, wine bars where art meets music and taverns that show their age during numerous historic events.