Umbria is the quintessence of Italy; located in rolling countrysides that are sprinkled with picturesque villages full of charm (not to mention ancient ruins, Medieval and Renaissance art, and stunning churches). Friendly, laid-back inhabitants have lived in this region for generations in these same small towns; enjoying incredible cuisine rich with local flavors. All of this wrapped in one of the most pristine and least touristy parts of the country!
Umbria Cucina is located in Monte Castello di Vibio. From here you are afforded access to other towns of central Italy: Assisi, Cortona, Deruta, Foligno, Norcia, Orvieto, and Spoleto, to name but a few. What is best about Umbria is that you will be welcomed as a family friend. Here you can enjoy a relaxing vacation exploring the allure of everyday Italian life and the beauty of its cultural and historical heritage.click on any of these images to be shown a gallery of maps and a link to Google Maps
Monte Castello di Vibio lies in the heart of Umbria, in the midst of a beautiful gentle landscape, with soft rolling hills, and the Tiber river winding through the valley. In 1568, Cipriano Picolpasso, an architect and painter, observed that Monte Castello di Vibio offered "an ideal life".This sentiment was then more recently echoed by a visiting anthropologist, Sydel Silverman (Three Bells of Civilization - The life of an Italian village on a hill "Columbia University Press - USA ed. 1975), in her description of Montecastello as a "lost paradise" and an "oasis where you can truly live by the rhythms of nature".
Cited as a destination of consideration on a "medieval itinerary", one can admire the surrounding countryside and discover the delights of a medieval walled village including the smallest theatre in the world.
Although we do not provide accommodation for these courses there are a variety of B&B and agriturismi in the area. We have included some of these on the links page.
Perugia (by car 40 min)
Rome Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino (by car 2 hrs)
Rome Ciampino (by car 2 hrs)
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