Rural simplicity in authentic Umbria
If you are looking for rural simplicity and an authentic experience in your vacation, Umbria is an interesting region to visit.
Umbria is the province of the Etruscans and is also called the green heart of Italy. It has a landscape with breathtaking views where forests, meadows, sunflower fields, olive groves and viticulture alternate. You can get acquainted with the authentic Umbrian cuisine and enjoy their beautiful wines. You can make trips to numerous picturesque villages and towns with many Etruscan art treasures.
Polmone is very central for visiting the famous tourist highlights: Perugia (1 hour), Assisi (5 minutes), Orvieto (3 minutes). Rome and Florence can both be reached in 2 hours.
Below you will find some tips to discover Umbria near Polmone. You can also find tips for a few in the Polzetone Gazzetta sights in Perugia where you can find a little coolness in the summer.
La Scarzuola is a former monastery, founded in 1218 by Francis of Assisi. When it was abandoned by the monks, it was purchased in the 1950s by Tomazo Buzzi, an eccentric, very rich architect. He wanted to make La Scarzuola his so-called ideal city. It has become a very special mystical place based on 7 theaters. The old chapel, where Tomaso Buzzi has done quite a bit of damage, has been restored to its former glory by the current residents of La Scarzuola.
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Montecastello di Vibio
Theater 'La Concordia', built in 1808, is a unique example of an eighteenth century theater in Goldoni style. The Goldoni style is characterized by wooden boxes and a bell-shaped construction. The theater only has 99 seats.
Luigi Agretti from La Spezia painted all the frescoes in 1892 at the age of 15 that adorn the walls and ceilings of the theater.
The theater is open for viewings and there is still very regular performance.
La buca del diavolo
For years we have been pointing our guests to a particularly beautiful natural swimming spot at the foot of San Vito Castello. There flows the Fersinone which forms the dividing line between Terni and Perugia. From the mill of Rotaprona, now in decline, where once flour was ground for the entire area, you can go through the river valley of the
Fersinone walk to the Buca del Diavolo, a cave where important traces of prehistoric civilization have been found. There you can now enjoy swimming, jumping off the rocks and fishing for trout.
Around San Venanzo are three old volcanoes that were active 265,000 years ago. There is a possibility to visit the area with a guide, but you can also take a marked walk in the area yourself. In the town itself you will find the volcanic museum close to Villa Faina.
Rotecastello is a tiny medieval hamlet built against a mountain. There are only 20 residents. It is famous for the picturesque restaurant 'La Locanda del Borgo' with original Umbrian dishes. At the beginning of August you can really experience the Middle Ages there through the village festival where a parade in medieval costumes is always organized.
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Greppolischieto is a magical place on top of a hill with a special view of Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Mount Subasio, Mount Peglia, the valley where the river Fersinone flows and the town of Montegiove.
In the hamlet itself you will find a small square with an antique well, a church and some picturesque alleys full of flowers.
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Various festivities are organized in all kinds of picturesque villages and towns. There are those who take you back to the Middle Ages. During the Easter days and the beginning of July you can visit Umbria Jazz. The first weekend of May there is the famous Calendimaggio in Assisi. Very nice, also for children is the Mercato delle Gaite in Bevagna. You can see all kinds of antique professions throughout the city. Recommended!
Umbrian wine has a thousand-year history. Modern techniques have given them a huge quality boost. The two typically Umbrian grapes used are the San Giovese for the red wines and the Grechetto for the white ones. The most famous grape is the Sagrantino from Montefalco, which makes a very nice red wine. On request we organize wine tastings in the immediate vicinity of Polmone.
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The Umbrian cuisine is originally a farmhouse kitchen. The typical ingredients are predominantly pork, game, pigeon, duck, sheep truffle, lentils, red potato and spelled. You can eat delicious food everywhere in Umbria. But of course we can recommend a few extra good addresses. Also for taking cooking classes.