Discover dramatic landscapes, enthralling history and fabulous food
We love this region of Italy as much as its westerly neighbour Tuscany (if not more) and you’ll see all the highlights on an A&K Umbria Holiday. The Apennine mountain range provides a cinematic backdrop to a landscape carpeted with lush forests and valleys and dotted with medieval castles and historic walled towns.
Our favourite towns are Perugia and Assisi. Both showcased to perfection on hilltops, they’re crammed with art and medieval architecture and Assisi, the home of St Francis, has been luring pilgrims for centuries with its pretty pink walls that seem to glow in the sunlight.
And we’ll help you get under the skin of Umbria by showing you Norcia, with its medieval walls. Renowned for its lip-smacking local produce, including salami and cheese, you can join a truffle hunt with specially trained dogs, enjoy a wine and olive tasting session and even visit a pig farm to watch a free range herd come trotting out of the forest when their farmer calls.
The region is often called the green heart of Italy. There are extensive hiking and mountain biking trails in Norcia, while the nearby area of Castelluccio provides the launching point for paragliding and hang gliding. Even if you don’t take to the sky, our Umbria holidays are sure to leave you on a high.