A holiday to Umbria is your chance to slow down and really experience la dolce vita. This central region is the green heart of Italy, so expect working villages that live life at a peaceful pace.
In fact, even the cities take things easy. Assisi balances on a hilltop covered in churches, including the gothic Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi. The National Gallery of Umbria idles in Perugia’s Palazzo dei Priori. And the medieval town of Gubbio serves up sweeping views of the Apennines from its cable car.
Wherever you decide to stay in Umbria, great wine (try a glass or two of Montefalco) and hearty home-cooked food (think truffles, porcetta and pecorino) are guaranteed.