Trekking and hiking in Umbria
The holiday farm is in a privileged spot for nature trails, at the crossroads of a series of paths ideal for individual or guided walks to discover the Umbrian landscape on the paths of the CAI (Italian alpine club), which cover the entire region, and allow you to explore its natural beauty in an authentic atmosphere, far from the more touristic itineraries.
For adults or children over 14 years of age we organise one-hour walks in panoramic spots that offer a 360° view, from Lake Trasimeno to Assisi. Also, for those who travel on horseback, we offer our many years of experience in trekking to accompany you along itineraries lasting one or more days both in Margherita around Lake Trasimeno and on tours from Trasimeno to Tuscany, Lazio, and Marche
Bikes and Mountain bikes
In collaboration with MTB Trasimeno we organise mountain bike trekking for every level of experience, or downhill descents, for the more adventurous travellers.
In front of the holiday farm passes the track that connects the cycle path of the Tiber, thus Perugia, to the cycle path of Lake Trasimeno.
In collaboration with Umbria in quad we organise quad tours, with the possibility of renting the vehicles and following the surrounding trails, admiring panoramas that range from Perugia to the whole Lake Trasimeno. The tours can be booked directly on the website of the Umbria in quad organisation.
Art history and events
Perugia, Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve, Assisi, Spoleto, Spello… many are the small and large Umbrian art cities, each with its own history and places to discover. Palaces, basilicas, cathedrals, bridges of the Roman age, archaeological sites: in Umbria, history and culture meet and cross from prehistory to the present day; Italy’s green heart has given birth to some of the greatest artists of the past and present. From the Umbrian School of Pinturicchio to the poor art of Alberto Burri, from the perspectives of Piero della Francesca to the futurism of Gerardo Dottori, artist who has dedicated numerous artworks to the panoramas of the Trasimeno, from the Stories of San Francesco di Giotto to the Renaissance of Pietro Vannucci, the Perugino; in Umbria there is art for all tastes.
Umbria hosts two major international music festivals: Umbria Jazz, in the summer version, is held in Perugia in July, Umbria Jazz Winter, which takes place in Orvieto between December and January, and Trasimeno Blues, which takes place in summer in various locations on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, a few minutes’ drive from the holiday farm. The guests of the festivals are internationally renowned, and all is framed by the fascinating historical centres of Perugia and Orvieto for Umbria Jazz, and by the historical towns on the shores of Lake Trasimeno and Isola Maggiore for Trasimeno Blues.
Galleries and Museums
Umbria is home to numerous galleries and museums of great historical and artistic interest: just Perugia, located 20 minutes from the holiday farm, is home to two of the most important museums of central Italy, such as the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, which exhibits artworks of Perugino and Piero della Francesca, and the National Archaeological Museum of Umbria, with numerous Etruscan and Roman artefacts; there are also numerous museums of anthropological interest, representative of the life and traditions of the territory, such as the Fishing Museum on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, or the prestigious Wine Museum of Torgiano. The only one of its kind instead is the Regional Museum of Ceramics in Deruta, with a permanent exhibition of ceramic artefacts of great historical and artistic value.
From the Umbrians to the Etruscans, from the Romans to the Lombards, from the Municipalities to the State of the Church, many are the populations and dominations that have left their imprints in the Umbrian territory; the Hypogeum of the Volumnus family, the ancient Etruscan necropolis at the gates of Perugia, the Rocca Paolina, the sixteenth-century fortress commissioned by Pope Paul III in the centre of Perugia, the suggestive natural islands of Lake Trasimeno, the Maggiore and the Polvese, reachable by boat, and numerous archaeological sites, are just some of the places of interest in the region, which teems with stories and ancient and modern peoples
Wine, Oil, Typical Umbrian Products
The Strade del Vino (The Wine Trails)
Five are the wine trails that wind through Umbria, a land with a long food and wine tradition: the Cantico Wine Trail, the Etruscan-Roman Wine Trail, the Hills of the Trasimeno Wine Trail, along which you can visit the cellars of production of the Umbrian wine excellences surrounded by the splendid panoramas that the territory offers. There are also numerous events and tastings that the various Umbrian wine cellars offer to present their productions: one of them is Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars), which takes place at the end of May each year; several are the autochthonous Umbrian vine varieties, from Sagrantino to Grechetto, and every moment of the year can become an opportunity to discover them.
Numerous are the typical products of the Umbrian territory, starting from the various Slow Food presences, such as the Fagiolina del Lago Trasimeno, or the Norcia Black Truffle, the cheeses and typical butcher shops, and every small area of Umbria is characterised by its own excellences with the peculiarities that distinguish it. The Trasimeno area, where the holiday farm is located, is characterised by an interesting mix of Umbrian and Tuscan traditions, with the possibility of tasting the characteristic fish products of Lake Trasimeno and Lake Chiusi in dishes whose recipes go back to time immemorable, like the Brustico, the Tegamaccio, or the Regina in porchetta. There really is something for everyone!
The Strada dell’Olio (The Oil Trail)
Extra virgin olive oil is another of the many fruits of the Umbrian land: the Strada dell’Olio DOP Umbria runs through the places that are dedicated to the production of the different varieties of oil present in the territory.
The streets of Craftsmanship and Shopping
Umbria is the land of origin of great artisan excellences: ceramics, fabrics, wrought iron are the main materials from which the artistic productions based on the medieval Arts and Crafts have developed. Alongside the production of objects of use, Umbrian master craftsmen have developed a know-how closely linked to the territory, of which some towns are a direct testimony, such as Deruta, the city of artistic majolica known all over the world. The visit to Umbria can be an opportunity to see closely the workshops of master craftsmen, some of which became actual museums that testify the history of Umbrian manufacturing. The artisan workshops are mainly active in the historical centres of cities such as Perugia, Gubbio, and Orvieto, and a sightseeing tour can become the excuse to bring home a piece of Umbria in the form of a small art object.
The holiday farm La Casa di Campagna is located a short distance from various towns, and the nearby motorway allows you to reach different points of the Umbrian and Tuscan territory quite conveniently. Not just Perugia, Castiglione del Lago, Assisi, Gubbio, the Marmore waterfall, and other Umbrian towns can be visited with a single day trip, but also Siena, Cortona, and the Chianti area are easily reachable by car in maximum one hour of travel. For every shopping need, the holiday farm is also just a few minutes’ drive from some shopping centres, clothing outlets, as well as important locations for cashmere production, one of which is Brunello Cucinelli, a great cashmere brand known throughout the world which has its headquarters in the tiny village of Solomeo, entirely restored.