Sights & Tours

Sights & Tours

Everything Italians do they take seriously…especially their food and their history. And the true emotional attachment for Italians is first to one’s town, then one’s area or province…and then comes national pride.

This depth of the locals’ knowledge is why I strongly recommend a tour. You hear the personal stories, the recipes passed down from nonas, and the local history that guides were taught when they were very young. You get recommendations for this restaurant’s farro soup and that town’s special ceramic artist…and if you are lucky, the recipe for the limoncello that your guide makes at home.

I would always go on a tour…there’s not one better than the other. I recommend any of the tour operators below. Look for a tour that piques your interest. Take some time. Review the websites, see what they have to offer. Poke around.

Let me know what you discover.

Meg Roberts

RECOMMENDED TOUR GUIDE COMPANIES OFFERING DAY TOURS

Dreavel www.dreavel.com

Discovering Umbria  www.discoveringumbria.it

Tours By Locals-Umbria https://www.toursbylocals.com/Umbria-Tours

Taste of Umbria http://www.tasteofumbria.it/tours/index

Umbria Tours and Experiences https://www.umbriaconme.com/en/tours-in-umbria-excursions-and-experiences_1.html

Ann Robichaud (only American authorized as regional guide for Umbria)  https://www.annesitaly.com   

MEG’S “DON’T MISS”

Asissi and Valnerina – Giottos paintings

Montefelaco – wine of the king of Sagrantino

Narni – mysterious medieval artifacts tour

Deruta – world’s best ceramics and terracotta

Bagneregio – the dying disappearing city

Todi

Orvieto

Gubbio

Norcia – famous for dried meats and truffles

Cacceluccio – home of lentils

WINERIES / CANTINAS/ WINE TASTING

Cantina Todini.srl

Cantina Roccaafiore

Antonelli San Marco

Decugnano dei Barbi

Tenuto di Salviano

Lungarotti Winery

Cantina Giorgio Lungarotti (also museum)

Cantina di Filippo /Organic wine

Cantina Neri’Azienda Agraria Brunozzi

Cantina Peppucci

Paolo Bea Winery

CAVES TO VISIT IN UMBRIA

Orvietto Underground and Dumomo di oprvietto

Grotto di Monte Cucco

Coves de Frasassi

Eremo delle Carceri

Pozzo della Cave

Le Vie Vave

Well of St.Patrick

Todi Sotterranea /underground

Narni Sotterranea

Parco Naturale Regionale Gola della Rossa  di Frasassi

PARKS TO VISIT

Monte Cucco Park

Monotre Rain Falls

Sacro Bosco (Vitterbo statues in the park)

Carsulae

Parco Nazionale dei Monte Sibillini

The Park of Monsters

Marmore Falls / Roman waterfalls (see activities for exciting water experiences)

Piediluco Lake

Bolsena Lake /Lago di Bolsena

Isola Maggiore / Isola Polvese/Regional Park/Campo del Sole

Lago Trasimeno

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