“La Petronilla” Holiday Apartments, completely renovated, formapart of the ancient walls of the small medieval village of Montepetriolo on the outskirts of Perugia. (http://www.montepetriolo.it) The origin of the town dates back to the twelfth century, when the Emperor of Germany Frederick I, also known as ‘Barbarossa’(Redbeard),came down to Italy in order to restore the rights of the feudal lords, taking under his protection the Bishop, Perugia Cathedral and a number of castles and medieval villages, one of which was Castrum Montis Petrioli or the Fortress of Monte Petriolo.
An open-air sports centre
Rolling hills, plains and mountain routes. In Umbria there is something for all tastes. All you need is a bike and the desire to be surprised. With its variety of landscapes, Umbria in all its forms offers endless possibilities for cycling enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, or even for those who simply want to take a Sunday ride.
Umbria on the table
Everyone knows Umbria as ’the green heart of Italy’, a title earned from landscapes of vines and ancient olive trees, the gentle undulation of the hills, and land that is unspoilt and almost wild. The morphological characteristics of the Umbrian lands make this region unique for the variety of places of great natural and scenic interest.
Umbria for kids
The Parco del Sole: is one of the largest parks in Europe with a trail of about 5 km that runs for a while along a stretch of the Puglia River. Situated a few kilometres from Todi, the park is a nature oasis in the heart of Umbria where you can see over 300 species of animals, including endangered varieties living undisturbed in an ideal environment (http://www.parcodelsole.com/).