|Eating out on Umbria holidays will be a delightful experience. Regional tradition is still important in Umbrian kitchens and local dishes tend to be no-nonsense, with hardly a sauce in sight - expect on pasta, of course! Try Tagliatelle al tartufo, to sample the delicious truffles from the Apennine region, or Cinghiale (wild boar) if you’re feeling adventurous. Freshwater lake trout is a great favorite here, and is served in a variety of ways, and the Fritto misto is a fantastic concoction of lamb chops, liver, sweetbreads and artichokes deep fried in batter. Vegetables are always fresh and tasty, such as courgettes and lentils. And for dessert, treat yourself to the multitude of fruit tarts and ice cream. || ||When you rent one of our holiday villas for holidays in Umbria you will be close to an outdoor market selling excellent quality meat, fruit and vegetables, but - perhaps more than any other region in Italy - Umbria specializes in specific products, relating to different towns. For example, Gubbio sells hand-painted ceramics, Norcia and Monteluco are famous for their cured meats and truffles, and for a wonderful selection of leather shoes look no further than Perugia.|| ||Orvieto is the best-known place in Umbria for wine-producing. Made mainly from Trebbiano and Verdello grapes, the dry Orvieto Classico is highly thought of and extremely popular. The very fine dry red Rubesco and the dry light and fresh white wines of Torgiano, which lies between Perugia and Assisi, are well worth a try. Also from the area around Perugia, you will find Colli Perugini|| |
Although a small landlocked region of Italy, there are some truly fabulous masterpieces of art and architecture to explore when enga ging in Umbria tourism.
The jewel of Umbria, and the oldest town in the region, Gubbio attracts many visitors for its art and the architectural splendour of the Consuls Palace and Ducal Palace. In Orvieto the famous Duomo is a true masterpiece of Italian Gothic art, and a real feat in engineering is that of St Patricks Well, at 62m deep, two spiral staircases of 248 steps wind down to the water and around the well but yet never meet.
The medieval and Renaissance architectural city of Spoleto is the setting for International events such as the Festival of the Two Worlds. And Perugia is home to some magnificent cultural and architectural masterpieces, one of the most extensive collections in Italy.