Best Things to Do In Umbria, Italy

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Curator’s statement

Umbria is Tuscany’s lesser-known neighbor to the southeast. This relatively undiscovered gem is home to amazing wine, food, history and views! Whether spending the day site seeing in Assisi or lounging on a terrace overlooking the olive groves - with local wine in hand of course - a trip to Umbria is unforgettable.

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Things to do in Umbria, Italy

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Indulge in the Local Cuisine

Umbria is one of the few Italian regions not located on a coastline. This verdant haven is known for wine, olive groves, and truffles. Start the day hunting for truffles, then head to a local winery. End with a tour and tasting of an olive farm - my favorite is La Montagnola.

Explore medieval towns

Italy has no shortage of picturesque towns and those in Umbria are no exception. My favorites include Assisi, Torgiano and Spello. Don’t miss the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and the Museo del Vino in Torgiano.

Hike to the Marmore Waterfalls

Pack a picnic and head to the largest manmade waterfalls in the world. These majestic falls were created by the ancient Romans over 2000 years ago.

Places to eat & drink in Umbria, Italy

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What to Eat and Drink

Quattro Sensi: Gorgeous hilltop views and locally sourced meat and vegetables.

Stella: A true taste of the Umbrian countryside with views to match.

Perbacco: Cozy wine bar turned restaurant.

Wines to try

Orvieto (DOC): A white wine made primarily from Trebbiano Toscano.

Montefalco Sagrantino (DOCG): A red wine made from red 100% Sagrantino.

Torgiano Rosso Riserva (DOCG): A red wine made from minimum 70% Sangiovese.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Jennifer Schwartz’s guide, Slow Travel in Tuscany and Umbria.

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