Umbria, Italy

Umbria, Italy

Things to do - general

The green heart of Italy, land-locked Umbria is a one of kind province. With no large cities or busy beach resorts, Umbria’s central appeal is its gently rolling landscapes, unhurried pace and the delightful historic towns and villages that perch on hilltops.

This largely rural region is characterised by tracts of woodland, olive groves and flower-filled meadows. A place to enjoy the serenity of the countryside, there are plenty of picturesque walks and bike rides, as well as tranquil Lake Trasimeno and the stunning Marmore waterfalls.

History lovers will be spoiled for choice with Roman, Etruscan and medieval sites peppered across charming towns like Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto; culture seekers will find some of Italy’s liveliest festivals take place here, and foodies can indulge in robust, hearty flavours including, of course, the highly prized truffle.

Above all though, Umbria is a place to indulge in peaceful, rural relaxation.

Country Italy
Languages spokenItalian
Currency usedEuro
Area (km2) 8,456
The Umbrian Country Cottages

The Umbrian Country Cottages

Umbria, Italy
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The Umbrian Country Cottages are three charming family-friendly self-catering houses.               

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Activities for kids


The Tavernelle water park features two indoor and two outdoor pools with water slides, surrounded by lawns. The Sansepolcro water park also has two pools, slides and a diving board. A large play area and space for picnics makes it a good bet in summer.

Citta Della Domenica Park

A zoo and adventure park on the outskirts of Perugia, featuring both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for families with young children.

Chocolate tour

Tour the Perugina chocolate factory and museum in Perugia. One-hour tours are available in various languages and include a taste of different chocolates!

Ramba Zamba

A large indoor play centre on the outskirts of Assisi this is a good option in cooler weather. There is a nice restaurant and bar and activities to keep children and adults happy for hours.

Activo Park

An outdoor activity park with obstacle courses involving zip lines and rope bridges as well as a water slide with inflatable tubes. There are activities suitable for all age groups.

Pinocchio Park

A theme park near Florence based on the fairytale, the park features statues and fountains of the Pinocchio characters, a puppet show and wonderful gardens.

Marmore Waterfalls

The spectacular Marmore waterfalls are located close to Terni in Southern Umbria. At 165 metres in height they are the tallest man made waterfalls in the world, created by the Romans.

Lake Trasimeno

This lovely lake offers all sorts of recreational opportunities: sailing, windsurfing, wake boarding and boat trips to the islands. There are also plenty of walks on shore, museums, craft shops and restaurants.