The charm of Umbria derives from its fusion of art, nature, peace and calm, the inspirations behind its various localities that comprise Renaissance masterpieces and small Medieval towns embedded in the hills. Gubbio is one of these, the oldest village in Umbria that reached its full splendor in the Middle Ages; the Cathedral; the Consul’s Palace, symbol of the town; and the Ducal Palace are just some of the attractions that testify to Gubbio's status as a jewel of Umbria. A masterpiece of medieval town, rich in historical and artistic heritage as well as in ancient traditions, that can be found intact in its folklore and products. This is Gubbio, the oldest town in Umbria region, as shown by the Tables of Gubbio, housed in the City Museum, and the Roman Theatre's ruins. While walking through the old town it is possible to see many craft shops and buy typical products related to the manufacturing of pottery, leather, iron, gold and embroidery.
Everchanging, untouched landscapes in the green of winding valleys make Umbria a region that will never fail to amaze. This region comprises mainly hills, mountains, hollows and plains and extends along the Tiber’s central basin. Those who love contact with nature can choose from amongst a wide range of activities thanks to the great natural heritage of this region: hiking, cycling, nordic skiing, mountain biking, equestrian tourism or fishing. The more skilful excursionists will find on Mount Cucco several routes to explore its underground caves. Monte Cucco is a Park of underground water-courses and mineral springs, of pristine rivers, great unspoiled beech-woods and limestone grottoes untouched by mass tourism. It is home to the wolf and the golden eagle. It is a Park of historic towns which, although small, are rich in terms of their cultural and artistic heritage. It is also a place where one can find many extraordinary monasteries.
Another possible itinerary is through the famous “wine trails” that will satisfy all five senses by way of nature, taste, history and traditions. Besides the obvious wine tasting, one can take part in food and wine traditions and admire the old crafts of ceramics, glass and wood - typical artisan goods with ancient origins. Visiting oil presses will give vacationers the opportunity to appreciate the olive oil culture of this region, the pride of all the grove cultivators and oil presses producing Umbrian quality olive oil. The cuisine of Gubbio includes the intense taste of white truffles, a condiment sauce for all kinds of pasta, which, even today, are produced in strict compliance with ancient techniques. In addition to truffles, there are many other excellent products used for the preparation of tasty dishes based on meat, cold cuts, cheese and vegetables.
A reality almost clinging to the rocks of Mount Ingino, from which walls you can see breathtaking views and landscapes. Worth a visit center of the Roman theater, the church of San Francesco, located where a time was the warehouse of Spadalonga, or the building of Consuls or coeval Palazzo del Podestà.