Things to Do in Umbria

Top Things to Do in Umbria

Things to Do in Umbria

Top Attractions in Umbria

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  • Bob J
    Southport, NC937 contributions
    You enter by the front of the Sina Brufani hotel and take an escalator down into this ancient city. It’s easy to get turned around in this maze of streets. There are a few businesses that have grabbed small rooms. There are also exhibits and a movie to give you an idea of what things were like hundreds of years ago. Great way to get out of the heat on a hot day.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Bob J
    Southport, NC937 contributions
    We toured the Basilica with a local guide who partially focused on art history. We began in the lower church and visited the crypt of St. Francis. Our guide then described the different styles of painting and the various painters who had adorned the churches. It was interesting to see the differences that come with age. A young version of an artist had painted in the upper church, then returned years later to repaint parts of the lower church. His growth as an artist is obvious.

    The Franciscan monks are very strict - no photos inside.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • ANZ101
    Tel Aviv, Israel161 contributions
    Orvieto is a beautiful small town not far from Rome. I was astounded to see such a magnificent cathedral, the sort of which one would normally find in a large city.
    I was also lucky enough to be there during an organ recital. The sound of the instrument is exceptional and the acoustics are outstanding.
    Written 25 May 2022
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  • racbeth
    Exeter, UK71 contributions
    This place is a must due to the roads to it, the landscape views and to see the devastation the earthquake caused. The locals are rebuilding gradually and have set up temporary shops bars etc. it was a pleasure to visit them and see how positive they were
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • Scott
    San Francisco, CA4,871 contributions
    It had just started snowing. The view from the deck was amazing. Standing on the steps it's easy to imagine people hear hundreds of years ago.
    Written 9 January 2022
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  • G.B.
    871 contributions
    The view is really beautiful . You can reach it by car but, if possible, take the cable car! If you wish for a snack, there are also a couple of bar nearby.
    Written 27 September 2021
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  • G.B.
    871 contributions
    This church, the moment you enter, may seem a bit 'bare, but do not be fooled. Take your time to admire the chapels, some of which are truly beautiful.
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • G.B.
    871 contributions
    This church represents an oasis.The entrance must be done in meditation, because what you will find inside, if approached in the right way, will allow you to enjoy a feeling of peace that you will hardly find elsewhere. There is a very nice itinerary related to some episodes of the life of St. Francis and St. Clare. Highly recommended.
    Written 7 October 2021
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
    I joined a one hour virtual tour by Heygo. Our guide, Patrizia-Umbria, was very knowledgeable and spoke very clearly. She was so interesting that it make up for travelling virtually during this Covid time. Firstly, we took the Minimetro with her to the hill at the top. She focused on the Perugino outlet and told us very interesting story about Luisa Spagnoli who started the Baci (Kisses) chocolates. In the shop, we saw the different flavours and types of chocolates. We also learned about how Luisa Spagnoli also thought of the idea of using angora yarn for knitwear including shawls, boleros, and fashionable garments which she trademarked l'Angora Spagnoli.
    I strongly recommend a tour by Patrizia as she was so enthusiastic in leading the tour with her knowledge and friendly mannerism.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • TandemSpirits
    Foligno, Italy512 contributions
    Rasiglia is a wonderful little village in the mountains near Foligno. We rode our bike there several weeks ago. Even though we live in the region, we had not yet been there. In former times it was a clothing mill town. Even though it's very small, it has a big personality. Known as the Venice of Umbria, it has a huge number of small waterfalls and water features that give it a dynamic character.
    Written 23 June 2021
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  • Yvonne O
    The Netherlands505 contributions
    Lovely town to wander about, but small enough to see a lot in an hour. Plenty of free parking just outside the city walls.
    Written 23 August 2021
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  • kim buay p
    Singapore, Singapore11,016 contributions
    I joined a virtual tour by Heygo. Our guide, Patrizia-Umbria, brought us up to the top of the hill by travelling and showing us the Minimetro. She explained that there are seven stations and it is like a monorail, cable car and roller coaster put together. She also showed us what happened at the terminal station and how the cable car turned around. It is clean and is very frequent. The tracks climb up to a height about 160 metres. At the Fontivegge Station, it connects to the train station which leads to places like Milan, Rome and Florence. At the top of the hill, we also had a lovely tour of the Baci Chocolate shop.
    Written 4 September 2021
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  • andylawless
    Bologna, Italy58 contributions
    La Scarzuola is a magnificent place, a true folly filled with architectural symbolism and mysticism, and well worth visiting. Be prepared, though, to put up with the owner who is also the 'tour guide' around the grounds. You'd be better off to simply ignore him - if you listen to his ranting and raving, punctuated every couple of seconds by 'You don't understand', you'll learn precious little about the project. You'll have to endure much talk about conspiracies, artificial intelligence, and the like (when he started drifting on to terrorism and vaccinations, we drifted off). Much better to hang back from the group and take in all the sights and sounds of this strange place.
    Written 30 April 2019
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  • trevor494
    Doncaster, UK132 contributions
    Close to a major road this relatively unknown set of remains is easily driven to. They are clearly laid out showing all the aspects of a significant Roman town on the Flavian way. It is relatively unknown and therefore very peaceful and uncluttered (we were alone).
    The ruins were partly excavated in the second half of the 20th Century and the explanations are clear and understandable to the layman. In addition there is an essential video to be watched before your exploration to put you in the picture. The theatre and amphitheatre are particularly impressive.
    Written 28 February 2019
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  • Barbara S
    Krakow, Poland1,286 contributions
    It's incredible to realize San Francesco lived here. You can see places where he prayed and slept. The doors/corridors are very narrow - the place is definitely different from others. Around - there is a holy forest with many paths dedicated to certain frairs. It's about 4-5 km away from the city centre.
    Written 23 October 2021
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