Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

There is so much to do outdoors in Umbria and so many ways to do it. Walking the trails, cycling, rafting and water walking, hunting wild boar…there’s something for everyone.

But one of my favorite activities is foraging. There’s a season for everything in Italy and what’s in season is always the main topic of conversation at the local bar/café …where did you find it? how did you cook it? what did you serve with it? The discussion is not about politics, it’s always about food.

Frutti di bosco, the fruits of the forest. It all grows wild. Asparagus in early spring. porcini, chicory, artichokes—they all have their season. June offers stinging nettles with pasta. When it’s time for chestnuts, every family member carries a bag. Black truffles are hunted in February and March. Each family has their special recipes which get discussed for hours and hours. The foraging and hunting…no one does it alone—again, it’s about family and community.

Enjoy all that the natural world has to offer in Umbria, The Green Heart of Italy.

Meg Roberts

FORAGING IN ITALY—TRUFFELS AND WILD ASPARAGUS LUNCHES

TREKKING AND NORDIC WALKING

If you’re feeling energetic there are a number of Franciscan walking trails to explore. They include the Sentiero Fransiscano, which runs between Nocera and Assisi, and the Sentiero della Pace between Assisi and Gubbio.

www.umbriabimbo.it (with children)

www.dreamtrip.it

www.trekkingumbria.it

www.francescovedove.it  (with children)

https://www.nordic-walking-speed-turtles-terni.it/programma-attivita/dettaglio-uscite/

FORAGING IN ITALY—TRUFFELS AND WILD ASPARAGUS LUNCHES

TREKKING AND NORDIC WALKING

If you’re feeling energetic there are a number of Franciscan walking trails to explore. They include the Sentiero Fransiscano, which runs between Nocera and Assisi, and the Sentiero della Pace between Assisi and Gubbio.

www.umbriabimbo.it (with children)

www.dreamtrip.it

www.trekkingumbria.it

www.francescovedove.it  (with children)

https://www.nordic-walking-speed-turtles-terni.it/programma-attivita/dettaglio-uscite/

WATER SPORTS

www.raftingmarmore.com  (canoe and rafting and walking water trails)

RENTING BOAT AND JET SKIS TRASIMENO

HUNTING IN UMBRIA

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