Hidden Gem Attractions
Umbria has many hidden gems, which are definitely off the beaten path while also being easy to reach from the most popular cities. Visit these original spots and experience Umbria from a completely different point of view..
The Abbey of San Salvatore di Montecorona is one the most important Benedictine abbeys in Umbria. It is not far from the town of Umbertide, in a solitary setting. Historically linked to the Camaldolese order, it was probably founded by San Romualdo in 1008-1009.
Sorbello Castle is a great fortress whose imposing silhouette, almost completely hidden by trees, appears before the visitor after traveling a road through thick woods, with beautiful views of the valley.
At Umbertide, in a panoramic position over the Assino valley, sits the castle of Civitella Ranieri. The Castle takes its name from the citadel that Umberto's son Raniero, brother of William, Duke of Monferrato, built there in 1078.
Discover the region
A paradise for botanists and birdwatchers: the crisp scent of the forest, the different tones of green leaves and grass and blue sky and water. Inhale the clean air, listen to birdsong and relax into the rhythm of nature all around. Walking or pedalling through unspoiled landscapes with binoculars, a camera or a paintbrush.