There are tons of reasons why to visit Umbria Italy but here are the best reasons we would like to share with you. Umbria is a gem that is worth exploring…
1. Umbria is a delightful touristic destination and yet tranquil and far from the crowds.
It is a destination where you will be able to have a relaxing vacation, zero stress when finding a parking place or booking a table at the restaurants, even during peak season. Everything is easy and accessible for visitors to spend a vacation with friends and family.
2. Favorable weather
Even in July – August (peak summer time), it is never too hot, as Umbria is situated high above the sea level. In most of the places there is no need for AC at night: the position and the greenery cool the heat. There are no mosquitoes in elevated areas such as Todi and Perugia.
Compared to Tuscany, prices in Umbria are about 40% lower. Definitely a great value for your money! You can enjoy a full meal with house wine for 20 euros per person, and it’ll be top quality. Wine tastings are 15 to 25 euros, and are accompanied by delicious finger food.
The geographical center of Italy, it is super easy reach to Rome or for example Florence for a day trip. It is equally easy reach to Venice and Naples. You can reach these destinations by train: the Orvieto train station has non stop trains to other towns in Italy.
5. Many things to do
There are many kinds of activities to choose from: from organic local food, to wine tastings, or, for the more sporty ones… trekking, horse riding, rafting. No need for much advance planning, everything is easy to arrange and handled by the friendly Umbrian people. Check out our suggestions for activities here
6. Spectacular landscapes but also wide choices for shopping and museums
A green region with spectacular landscapes with many trekking, biking routes and also stunning lakes and waterfalls are there to explore. Umbria also offers the best factory shops for cache-mire and other textiles in Italy, as well as glorious outlets where you can buy all the internationally famous brands.