Borgo Dei Conti Resort stands in the Montepetriolo district of Perugia,
overlooking the valley of the river Nestore.Umbria
- This lush, undulating region in the centre of Italy forms a bridge between Tuscany and the outskirts of Rome
. It boasts a wealth of fine medieval towns, and the local cuisine,
based on the white truffle, will delight foodies and wine connoisseurs.
Visit Gubbio, the oldest town in Umbria
, and see its cathedral decorated with symbols from the Gospel. The historic centre has a host of lively crafts shops where traditional crafts are still handed down: pottery, embroidery, leather, wrought iron and gold.
Your expedition through Umbria should also include Orvieto and Assisi.
Wherever you go in this town there is something to recall its most famous inhabitant: St Francis. The magnificent basilica, perched on Mount Subasio, offers stunning views over the valley. Its interior is decorated with frescoes by the most important painters of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Finally, Perugia, perched on two hilltops, is home to some of the most famous museums in Italy, clustered round its central square.