August in Umbria
As the only Italian region which borders neither land nor another country, Umbria is a haven for experiencing authentic Italy. Abundant with hills, mountains and home to Lake Trasimeno - Central Italy’s largest lake - there is plenty of hiking, cycling and walking potential. Being isolated from outside influences means Umbria’s interesting history is still prominent, you can travel to the picturesque area of Castiglione del Lago and find fascinating remains of Etruscan settlements.
great way to experience Umbria
’s charm and character is through one of the local festivals. Corciano Fesival, which is held from the 8th to the 17th August
this year, is a celebration of historical Italy and one of the most popular festivals among locals and tourists alike. Held in the small village of Solomeo, the birthplace of the famous cashmere King Bruno Cucinelli, the whole area turns into a medieval town for the duration of the event. The village people dress in magnificent medieval costumes, prepare delicious food and preform classical music. The atmosphere is fun and welcoming allowing you to immerse yourself in medieval Italy, perfect for the history buff or the curious traveller alike.
One of our favourite Villas in Umbria is L’Olivo
, a six bedroom property situated on a hill. With luxuriant gardens, olive groves and breath-taking views over the Apennines, this is a great way to experience the beauty of Umbria. L’Olivo
has a pool and spa area making it ideal for both families and groups of adults.
Click here to find out more about L’Olivo or click here for more properties in Umbria. For information about holidays in Umbria call +44 1242 547705 to speak to a travel consultant.