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External Activities - Farmhouse Umbria
Our position is very central in Umbria. The most important cities of the region are located within 60 km of Pian di Boccio.
Bevagna (3 km) – Bevagna, originally called Mevania, is of Roman origins and was a resting place for travelling merchants on the Via Flaminia. Even todayBevagna has retained the rituals of times past. Every year at the end of June the town is transformed into a medieval village where it is possible to see iron being forged, glass being blown, silk and paper being made and many other trades.
GualdoCattaneo (4 km) – GualdoCattaneo, with its most important monument the fortress and other castles is located between the Umbra e Tiberina valleys.
Montefalco (7 km) – Montefalco, “The Parapet of Umbria”, takes its name from its strategic position which dominates the Topino and Clitunno valleys. It is a small city rich with history and art. It is also known for production of the famous Sagrantino di Montefalco wine.
Foligno (10 km) –Palazzo Vitelli has lovely frescos painted by Gentile da Fabriano, Palazzo Trinci e much more.
Spello (11 km) – Spello, located in the foothills of Mount Subasio, retains much of its Roman history, including the Chapel Baglioni at the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with frescos painted by Pinturicchio. It’s possibly one of the most beautiful and well preserved medieval towns in Umbria.
Trevi (15 km) – A small village with wonderful views from its hillside location.
Assisi (22 km) – Enclosed within its walls, Assisi is a magical and timeless place which has changed little since medieval times. One cannot help but admire the Basilica of San Francesco, one of the most famous places in all of Christianity. The Basilica is actually composed of two churches, one on top of the other. The lower church, which houses the tomb of San Francesco, is decorated with frescos by Simone Martini, Cimabue and Lorenzetti. In the upper church, there are more frescos by Cimabue but also a series of 28 paintings of the life of San Francesco completed by Giotto or his students. By following the street named after the saint you can arrive in the Piazza del Comune where the Palazzo dei Priori and the Temple of Minerva are located. Also worth seeing are the Basilica di Santa Chiara, the Duomo di San Rufino and the citadel (Rocca Maggiore).
Spoleto (25 km) – Spoleto, capital of the former Longbard Dukedom, is a dense agglomerate of grey rocks surrounded by green. Beyond the severe façade you will find fantastic views and hidden architectural treasures including the Duomo which was constructed in the 13th century. Outside the historic center is the colossal Tower Bridge which is 76 meters (250 feet) high and spans 230 meters (750 feet).
Deruta (25 km) – Famous for its ceramics.
Todi (30 km) – Todi is the birthplace of Jacopone, mystical poet of the Laudi. Close to the Piazza del Popolo, one of the most unique in all of Umbria, is the church of San Fortunato which was transformed at the end of the 14th century into gothic style. The temple of Santa Maria dellaConsolazione is a church located outside the walls of the town. Its design has been attributed to Bramante, and is considered one of the symbols of Renaissance architecture.
Perugia (35 km) – Situated on a hillside, Perugia is the largest city for art in Umbria. Its treasures are almost all located within the historic city center, which is delineated by two circular walls built during Etruscan and medieval times. Piazza IV Novembre is the keystone: in its center is the symbol of the city the beautiful Fontana Maggiore, around which are the gothic cathedral, the magnificent Palazzo dei Priori and the National Gallery of Umbria. But Perugia also includes modern elements by some of the most celebrated contemporary architects: Aldo Rossi for the Fontivegge center, Italo Rota for the multi-media library, Jean Nouvel for stations on the futuristic “mini-metro” and GaeAulenti for the San Francesco di Assisi airport.
Orvieto (50 km) – Isolated on top of a volcanic outcrop, Orvieto has an unparalleled charm that captivates the many tourists who visit every year. It is known for the Duomo which is one of the best examples of Italian gothic architecture. Splendid its façade with rosettes carved by Lorenzo Maitani, unforgettable the Last Judgment in the Cappella Nuova (by San Brizio) and the frescos by Luca Signorelli. Between the public buildings rises the Palazzo del Popolo. Also interesting are the Well of San Patrizio and the “Orvieto Underground” an underground city which is completely accessible.
Gubbio (55 km) – To visit Gubbio is to travel back in time. The city, one of the oldest in Umbria, is located at varying elevations on the side of Mount Ingino and is full of stairs and winding roads from medieval times. In the Piazza Grande are the Palazzo Pretorio and the Palazzo deiConsoli, while in the upper part of the city are the Duomo and the Palazzo Ducale, an elegant example of Renaissance architecture.
Narni (60 km) – Of note the Duomo and the Palazzo delPodestà.
Norcia (60 km) – Norcia is a city rich in history found at the base of Mount Sibillini. Worth noting are the Piazza San Benedetto with the Basilica di San Benedetto, the statue of the saint and the Palazzo Comunale. Don’t forget to visit the wonderful shops selling salume and cheese with tartufo.
Castelluccio di Norcia (90 km) – Between the end of May and the beginning of July, the plateau at the top of Norcia is the site of an important event known as “the flowering” where a living mosaic of colored plants and flowers is created during several weeks. The timing varies year to year based on the weather.
LagoTrassimeno (60 km) – Lake Trasimeno is the 4th largest lake in Italy and receives most of its water from rainfall and small tributaries.
Rome (150 km) – With just a two-hour ride by car or train (direct route from nearby Foligno) you can arrive in the center of the Eternal City. Train schedules are available at the reception desk.
Florence (180 km) – With a 2,5 hour car ride or in 2,5-3 hours by train (again from nearby Foligno) you can experience the wonders of Firenze.
- Biking and mountain biking – There are many nearby areas for biking, please ask at the reception desk.
- Walking and jogging – There are many trails on our property and in the vicinity, please ask at the reception desk.
- Horse riding – Both nearby (Cannara, Foligno) and farther away (Monte Subasio, Monte Sibillini) there are many options for riding for novices and experts alike.
- Paragliding – Monte Subasio and Monte Sibillini.
- Hang gliding – Monte Subasio and Monte Sibillini.
- Mountaineering – Monte Subasio and Monte Sibillini.
- Cave exploration – In the Grotta del Monte Cucco and the Grotti di Frassasi.
- Rafting/hydrospeed/canyoning – Monte Sibilini and the Nera River Park.
- CascatedelleMarmore – Within the Nera River Park is this impressive waterfall built by the Romans that stands 165 meters (540 feet) tall. Today it is used to produce green energy. Ask for information at the reception desk.
- StradadelSagrantino – One of the most important Umbrian wines is Sagrantino which can be produced in the following areas only: Montefalco, Bevagna, Gianodell’Umbria, Castel Ritaldi e GualdoCattaneo. There are several wineries which offer tours and wine tasting.
- Thermal pools and spas – There are many thermal pools in the area.
- Golf – There is a nice course in Perugia.
- Leo Wild Park (Todi, 23 km) –Park with more than 150 animal species in a context of 20 hectares of land located next to the Naia creek. All overlooked by the beautiful Montenero Castle. The park accommodates animals in a free or semi-free state, divided into continent or macro geographical areas. You visit the animals walking on a circular path of about 2 kilometers, along which you also find tables with chairs and barbecue places. Some animals that you can find in the Leo Wild Park: Somali donkey, yak, guanacos, Andes Alpacas, Fallow deer, ostrich, Japanese crane, camels, zebras, cormorants, herons and many others…
- Activo Park (40 km) – This amusement park is located in the midst of nature and offers activities with no environmental impact. There are many activities for all age and fitness levels.
- La CittàdellaDomenica (45 km) – This is a small nature park which offers a rare combination of love for the environmental and contact with animals. It also offers family-friendly entertainment.
- Rafting, adventure parks and outdoor activities in the Sibillini(35-50 km) – If you love nature, with Avventuranel Parco you can discover the territory of the Sibillini Mountains Park through fun activities for everyone, for adults and children.
You can discover the Park through rafting in Biselli di Norcia, descending on the river Corno on board of a raft with your friends or your family, along with a rafting guide that will give you the necessary instructions to get off the river in complete tranquility. The activity is also suitable for children. During the rafting, you can have fun at the adventure park above the trees with Tibetan bridges, monkey bridges, Tyrolean and cableways, all in a very special environment: that of the river.
Another adventure park is that of Lake Fiastra (Marche), in a beautiful landscape, characterized by the lake nestled between the Sibillini Mountains. The adventure park is right on the lake, with Tibetan bridges, rope passes and a cableway that runs over the 130-meter long lake!
In addition to the adventure park, always at the lake of Fiastra, it is possible to try orienteering with a map and compass looking for points on the territory, and archery that always pleases everyone from adults to children. Even these activities are within everyone’s reach, easy and conducted in complete safety, thanks to the operators on the spot.
If you’ve never flown and you’d like to do it there is a two-seater paraglider flight in complete safety with the instructor, flying over the Sibillini Mountains with unique and characteristic landscapes of the Umbria-Marche Apennines.
If, on the other hand, you want to keep your feet on the ground, you can discover the Park with guided walks and snowshoeing on easy and suggestive itineraries accompanied by naturalistic guides, or try the laser tag, a team game based on military simulation.
On the website of Avventura del Parcoyou will find all the information you need. Ask for the Adventure Card for free to get a 10% discount on these activities.
Our territory offers numerous events throughout the year, the most important of which follows.
- Displays of artistic and living nativity scenes in nearby towns
- Feast of the Epiphany (January 6th)
- Carnival in Umbria:Parades with costumed revelers and decorated carts in nearby towns
- Corsa dei Ceri – Race in Gubbio (May 15th)
- Calen’ di Maggio – Festival in Assisi the Thursday, Friday and Saturday after May 1st.
- Festa della Palombella – Orvieto (Pentecost)
- Open wineries – Torgiano, Bettona, Bevagna e Montefalco
- Flower Festival of Corpus Domini – Spello (9th Sunday after Easter)
- Mercato delle Gaite – Bevagna
- Giostra della Quintana – Foligno
- Festival dei due Mondi – Spoleto
- Umbria Jazz – Perugia
- La Fuga del Bove – Montefalco
- Open wineries – Torgiano, Bettona, Bevagna e Montefalco
- Giostra della Quintana – Foligno
- Todi Art Festival – Todi
- I primi d’Italia – Foligno
- Eurochocolate – Perugia
- Open wineries
- Umbria Jazz Winter – Orvieto
- Christmas in Umbria – Displays of artistic and living nativity scenes in nearby towns
Our structure is almost completely self-sufficient from the energy point of view.
Medieval village with an important event that takes place every year at the end of June.
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