Umbria is scattered with medieval villages nestled amid verdant valleys. The ancient villages of Umbria provide the perfect spots to experience authentic Italy, and none more so than Paciano.
Covering a vast 25,709 square kilometres, Sicily is Italy’s largest island. Dubbed for decades as the “Island of the Sun,” this culturally and geographically distinct island is characterised by its sub-tropical climate of hot summers and mild winters.
Known as the ‘green heart of Italy,’ Umbria is blessed with a verdant landscape of rolling hills, fertile valleys and dramatic peaks. One defining natural landmark of Umbria is the mighty Monte Subasio, which lies within the Apennine mountains in the province of Perugia.
Chianti is an exceptionally pretty region of Italy that’s wrapped around Vinci in the west, Siena in the south and Rufina in the east. One stand-out feature of the Chianti’s stunning landscape is the row-upon-row of grapes, responsible for producing the quality, world-renowned wine of the region.
Stromboli is a small island that lies off Sicily’s northern coast in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The island is home to one of the three active volcanoes in Italy.
Being a pretty, charming and historic hillside town, Tivoli, situated around 30km to the east-north-east or Rome, remains of the most popular destinations for day trips from Rome.
Bordered by Florence in the north and Siena in the south, Chianti is a region of Tuscany of exceptional beauty. The region combines a paradisiacal landscape of green forests, ancient olive groves, and picturesque villages, interspersed with a network of trails that snake their way through this idyllic setting.
Why the Imposing, Fortified, Etruscan Town of Volterra in Tuscany Should be on Every Culture-vulture’s ‘to go’ List
Tuscany is doused in inspiring and captivating cities, towns and villages, where visitors can be acquainted with the region’s unique history, traditions, architecture and customs. The walled town of Volterra to the south-west of Florence in the province of Pisa, is one of the most enchanting of Tuscany’s ancient towns and is perfect for those wanting to experience a medieval hilltop village this region of Italy is renowned for.
Pergola is one of many beguiling and beautiful hilltop towns in Le Marche region of Italy. Perched at 265m high, surrounded by natural scenic splendour and boasting and old town laden with artistic, architectural and ancient treasures, Pergola is well worthy of a visit when staying in Le Marche.
Surrounded by densely-populated olive groves, rolling hills and flourishing vineyards, the city of Spoleto boasts a magnificent position in the heart of the province of Perugia, Umbria.