Umbria Jazz, the international festival devoted to Jazz in all its nuances, that has taken place since 1973 in Perugia: it’s a unique occasion to visit Perugia in one of its most vibrant and particular times of the year. This event made the town an exceptional stage for musicians coming from all over the world as well as a delightful must for all music lovers.
The Two Worlds Festival in Spoleto offers its audience 17 days of big events, by turning the city into a real stage that will host performances of opera, music, theatre and dance, exhibitions, cinema appointments and several guests.
And additionally: the Trasimeno Music Festival, the Nations Festival or the Gubbio Summer Festival.
Not to mention the historical events linked to ancient and never forgotten traditions: the Carousel of Quintana, the Infiorate of Corpus Domini, the Gaite Fair or the Districts' Palio.
Searching for something different to the noise and chaos of the big city? Imagine taking a walk around a small village, guided by your instinct and curiosity, following the call of art and beauty but always surrounded by landscapes, celebrations, typical products and unique histories. All with a common denominator: quality. Of life, places and people. Discover a small church hiding an unexpected treasure. A few steps away and an inn, probably family-run, will put you in a good mood with delicious Umbrian cuisine.
By mountain bike or road bike, Umbria is the perfect setting for excursions on two wheels: along trails with a lake view, over flower-covered plains and in the hills enjoying a wonderful panorama. Umbria is the ideal place for lovely walks, breathing in clean air, surrounded by nature.Walking in Umbria means being in direct contact with nature, but also exploring old churches, ancient hamlets, hilltop villages, narrow medieval streets, maybe even sampling some of the simple wholesome dishes and products the locals make.
Climbing hills, Perugia is a generous giver of views breathtaking. Hidden behind the arches or airy and open glades and clearings of urban, there are many points where admire fantastic sunsets and valleys.
Carducci Viewpoint. From here you can enjoy one of the greatest views over the southern part of the city, the Tiber Valley, the Umbra Valley and the mountain ranges, from the Eugubino to the Coscerno.
Covered Market Terrace. Beautiful view to the east of the city to San Domenico and San Pietro, with typical bell-towers, while the view from Parco Santa Margherita below extends to the Subasio with Assisi and the surrounding mountains.
Arch of Via Appia. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Conca, crossed by the characteristic hanging way of the Aqueduct, and of borgo Sant’Angelo.
Cassero Terrace. The tower, from the medieval circle of the city, where the largest of the fourteenth-century gates opens, was fortified in 1479. You can enjoy a wonderful view of the city and the surrounding mountains in every direction from the upper terrace.