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WHY Umbria?

When we started telling our friends and families that we had decided to move to Umbria – the very first reaction from them was….Why Umbria?


The Papal Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Francesco, Latin: Basilica Sancti Francisci Assisiensis) is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor Conventual in Assisi, a town of Umbria region in central Italy, where Saint Francis was born and died. The basilica is one of the most important places of Christian pilgrimage in Italy. With its accompanying friary, Sacro Convento, the basilica is a distinctive landmark to those approaching Assisi. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000.
St. Francis of Assisi Chapel

Well, first of all – like in any love story, it is not easy to describe that guts feeling of when you just like something so much that you can’t stop thinking about it. For us moving to Umbria was simply a “we like it a lot, but you have to come and see it to understand why”. We now will try to put it into words so keep reading our blog!

Generally speaking, the region of Umbria is perhaps one of Italy’s best-kept secrets: it’s lesser-known (and lesser-travelled) than the country’s major cities, but with its amazing rustic food, green landscapes and delicious wines - Umbria is a hidden gem in the Italian countryside.


Our Bike tours in Umbria allow you to explore the region through our local food and wine, our medieval culture and amazing countryside scenery
Bike and Wine tour Umbria

Our Bike Tours are a great way to explore this area as they combine Gastronomic and Cultural experiences.

Umbrian cuisine is hearty, rustic and straightforward, and the dishes you’ll find depend largely on what time of year you visit, as home cooks and chefs alike allow their menus to be dictated by seasonality — though, no matter what's being prepared, there's always amazing, local extra virgin olive oil involved. Stay tuned to discover more about culinary traditions in Umbria, we will talk more about this and our seasonal bike experiences in our next blog!

After one year living here, we realized how unique and fascinating is to live according to seasons – each with its beauty and peculiarities.