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Umbria is magic. Once you get into this region, you feel you've entered another dimension, somewhere in an indefinite time in the past. It's a window into a different world where daily rhythms are different and more pleasant. Every sunrise in Umbria brings with it a sense of harmony between man and nature.
At the core of Umbria’s allure lies its rich tradition
The magic of Umbria lies not only in its captivating landscapes but also in the enduring tradition of its farmers—a tradition that reminds us of the enchantment that can still be found in the quiet rhythm of a life connected to the earth.
The farmers of Umbria embrace the rhythm of the seasons, skillfully nurturing olive groves, vineyards, and fields of grains. The magic of Umbria’s agriculture lies in the products it yields – such as the renowned Umbrian olive oil and exceptional wines – and in the deep connection these farmers maintain with the land.
“Spoleto in Umbria is the most beautiful discovery I made in Italy.
There is such a wealth of beauty almost unknown: mountains, valleys, oak woods, monasteries, and waterfalls!”.
Assisi is a true gem that enchants visitors with its timeless beauty and rich history. Known as the birthplace of St. Francis, it exudes a serene spirituality with its ancient churches and medieval alleys. The magnificent Basilica of St. Francis stands as a testament to his legacy. Assisi’s breathtaking views of the Umbrian countryside add to its allure, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking tranquility and cultural immersion.
Explore its narrow streets and let a friar of the St. Francis monastery guide you through the city. Assisi will leave an indelible mark on your soul.
Spello is a picturesque town nestled in the Umbrian hills. Its medieval charm is evident in its narrow, flower-filled streets and well-preserved Roman walls. Its colorful balconies (there’s a city contest for the best balcony every year)and historic churches further heightened the town’s enchanting atmosphere.
Stroll through its ancient alleyways, discovering hidden corners and admiring beautiful frescoes. As you immerse yourself in Spello’s ambiance, you’ll be captivated by its authenticity and timeless beauty.
Bevagna represents the essence of Umbrian villages. Small yet bustling, it’s adorned with charming shops, some cashmere, and captivating eateries. The town boasts an ancient wash-house that dates back to the Renaissance and Roman remnants, infusing history into its fabric.
On a Saturday morning, you can enjoy breakfast in the main square. There, you’ll see a mix of history and modern life. Observing local life and enjoying some Dolce Vita lifestyle is very pleasant. Experience the true essence of Bevagna and its rich heritage and lively atmosphere.
Montefalco, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, is situated on a hilltop overlooking the plain of the Topino and Clitunno rivers. Due to this favorable panoramic position has been called the ‘Balcony of Umbria’ since 1568.
The village is the epicenter of renowned Sagrantino wine. Encircled by over 50 wine producers, it has become a haven for wine enthusiasts. The town also treats visitors to breathtaking vistas. Its impressive restaurants tantalize with truffle delicacies and abundant pours of red wine.
Delight in the quintessential Bevagna experience as you savor its enchanting blend of heritage and vitality.
Trevi is a charming village with a unique ‘snail-like’ urban layout of concentric circles. It’s been recognized as one of the ‘Most Beautiful Villages in Italy’ and dubbed the ‘Oil City.’ A day trip allows you to explore its historic center and create exciting routes like a Clitunno river visit or gems like Montefalco and Spello. The journey to Trevi is just as enchanting, offering panoramic valley views and an enchanting landscape of endless olive groves and lush greenery.
Trevi, the “Capital” of Olive Oil production
The village’s prime treasure lies in its olive trees, making olive oil its quintessential product.
Spoleto boasts a rich history and a vibrant cultural scene. From its majestic medieval fortress to its ancient Roman theater. Its importance during Roman times is shown by the ruins of the Roman theatre its citizens used to patronize. The city is also known for the Festival dei Due Mondi, an internationally renowned showcasing renowned performers and attracting art enthusiasts worldwide.
Stroll along its winding streets and discover hidden gems at every turn, from charming piazzas to magnificent cathedrals. Get an “aperitivo” in the main square and enjoy the atmosphere.
ST FRANCIS TREKKING PATH
History and Significance: The St. Francis Trekking Path, also known as the Sentiero Francescano della Pace, is a pilgrimage route that pays homage to St. Francis of Assisi, one of Italy’s most revered saints.
The Route: The St. Francis Trekking Path stretches approximately 180 kilometers (112 miles). It can be divided into several stages, allowing hikers to choose the length and difficulty that suits them best.
St. Francis, renowned for his devotion to nature and simplicity, spent much of his life in the Umbrian countryside, seeking solace and spiritual enlightenment. The trekking path weaves through the landscapes that inspired him, connecting the sacred sites associated with his life and teachings.
Spiritual Reflection and Tranquility: The St. Francis Trekking Path provides an opportunity to connect with nature and seek inner peace and spiritual reflection. The path traverses serene landscapes that invite contemplation and introspection, allowing hikers to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Many sites along the trail, such as the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Eremo delle Carceri, offer tranquil spaces for prayer, meditation, and personal growth.
Location:Umbria - Assisi - Spello
Category:Limited Production Evo Oils
January 3, 2023