Hotels UmbriaUmbria, the green heart of Italy, is full of brilliant colors and modest people as well as a rich cultural, artistic and culinary heritage.
Whoever has visited Umbria is always ready to return, and those who have yet to visit can’t wait to come!
The poet J.W. von Goethe visited Umbria during his Grand Tour in 1786. He was struck by the region’s beauty, as were numerous other artists and writers who came through, not the least of whom was Giosuè Carducci, who wrote of Assisi: “This place is truly beautiful, such that it helps us understand the Umbrian School: the horizon, what sloping hazy mountains in the distance! I was in Assisi: it’s a beautiful city and sanctuary for those who understand nature and art in their relationship with history, with the imagination and affections of humanity. I tried writing two or three poems about St. Francis and Assisi.” Leaving the Hotel Vega there are many interesting things to do in the surrounding area of Perugia. Our staff will be able to give you tips and suggest the best way for you to spend your time in every season! The nearest city to our hotel is Perugia, a city rich in art, history and monuments which was founded by the Etruscans around 295 BCE and later conquered by the Romans (Augusta Perusia). In the ancient Umbrian capital there are an infinite number of itineraries which will help you to discover hidden streets, artistic treasures and breathtaking panoramas.
Leaving Perugia and traveling westward you’ll find Corciano, a medieval town listed as one of “Italy’s most beautiful towns” (“Borghi più belli d’Italia”) and Lake Trasimeno with its rich array of wildlife, three islands (Polvese, Maggiore e Minore) and lake fish specialties.
Towards the south you’ll find intriguing places connected with winemaking and handicrafts: Deruta and Torgiano. Torgiano, famous for the production of DOC and DOCG wines, is home to the Wine and Olive Oil Museum, both of the Lungarotti family.
Deruta is home to artistic Umbrian ceramics: artigianal workshops rich with handpainted majolica in the various styles of Deruta. Tourists can also visit the Museo Regionale della Ceramica. This is the oldest Italian ceramic museum, founded in 1898. It has over 6000 pieces and is housed in an entirely restructured Franciscan convent from the 1300s.
Leaving Perugia and traveling eastward, we find the characteristic Umbrian city of Assisi, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2000 and the birthplace of St. Francis and St. Chiara. The City of Peace is visited each year by millions of people. Not far from Assisi, at the foot of Mount Subasio, is Spello, surrounded by wheat fields, vineyards and olive groves. Spello owes its most precious specialty product to olive trees: extra virgin olive oil. Not by chance does Spello, besides being one of Italy’s most beautiful towns, belong to the Associazione Nazionale Città dell'Olio.