Seven Good Reasons for Holidays at Villa La Rogaia in Umbria

Holidays at Villa La Rogaia are exactly right for you, ...

1. If you want to have calm, relaxing holidays…

La Rogaia amidst olive groves, woods and vineyards. Photo: V. Stoeckmann
La Rogaia amidst olive groves, woods and vineyards. Photo: V. Stoeckmann

Agriturismo La Rogaia is situated in the hills above Lake Trasimeno amidst olive groves, vinyards, oak woods and meadows.

At La Rogaia the silence invites you to recover from the treadmill of your daily hassles. Here you can really relax your mind.

2. If you like to spend active holidays …

Assisi, Basilica San Francesco
Assisi, Basilica San Francesco

In Umbria you can join in a lot of events during the whole year. There is something for every taste.

If you are enthusiastic about ancient Italian towns, Umbria is an ideal destination for your holidays:

Pittoresque old towns such as Perugia, Assisi, Città della Pieve or Gubbio, to name just a few, are in immediate vicinity. Attractive towns of Tuscany, for instance Arezzo, Siena or Montepulciano, are only a stone´s throw away.

At La Rogaia you will notice next to nothing from the hustle and bustle yet from here you can reach easily all the exciting destinies in Umbria and Southern Tuscany.

Of course we are happy to help you planning your excursions and can give some insider tips you won´t find in any travel guide.

3. If you want to experience the real, authentic Italy…

Renaissance festival at Cortona
Renaissance festival at Cortona

From spring to fall every village, every small town in Umbria celebrates its village fête, the “Sagra”.

Often the celebrations are based on historic events like the „Calata dei Barbari“, the “invasion of the barbarians” in Castel Rigone, or the historical boat race „Palio delle Barche“ in Passignano sul Trasimeno, or the „Chiostra“, the medieval tournament in Foligno.

You can dive into the Italy of  the Middle Ages or the Renaissance. Feel the fascination of colourful costumes, medieval music and meals, prepared according to ancient recipes.

Talking about meals: Many of the “Sagre” also celebrate a typical  local product. This can be wild boar, fish from Lake Trasimeno, chestnuts, olive oil, an ancient variety of beans, saffron or „Torta al Testo“, the umbrian version of pizza…

Be assured that we will give you advice about the “Sagre” happening during your stay and where to go best…

4. If you want to make culinary discoveries during your holidays …

Delikatessen at Castiglione del Lago (photo: B. Oberholzer)
Delikatessen at Castiglione del Lago (photo: B. Oberholzer)

 Umbria is a real hot tip for gourmets.

Umbrian  cuisine is rural, down to earth, plain but prepared with ingredients of finest quality.– Extravirgin olive oil, truffles found in the Umbrian woods, ham and salami from Norcia the famous sausage and truffle town in the „Sibillini mountains“. Did you know? In Italy particularly tasty sausages are called „Norcinerie“.

Portions  are definitely not the small „nouvel cuisine“ kind. Every village has its own unmistakably unique recipes which have been passed on over generations..

Are you a chocolate lover? Then you must not miss „Eurochocolat“, the big chocolate festival which is held every October in Perugia.

Oh, by the way: Of course we will share with you our secret tips, where to wine and dine good authentical Umbrian food, often for astonishingly little money.

5. If you are enthusiastic about sports …

Kajak on Lake Trasimeno. Foto: J. Müller
Kajak on Lake Trasimeno. Photo: J. Müller

Umbria is ideal for a multitude of  sports activities. Do you want to make an easy walking-tour through the Umbrian hills, or rather a demanding adventure hike in the high mountains of the “Monti Sibillini”? In Umbria you can do both.

On Lake Trasimeno you can explore the lake by kayak or with a rowing boat, learn how to sail, windsurf or fly with a kite.

In the Valnerina at the foot of the Appeninic ridge you can master the challenges of a climbing park or do white water rafting on the river Nera.  

Last but not least, - Umbria is an ideal destination for mountain bikers

6. If you appreciate holidays in untouched nature…

Fioritura Castelluccio. Foto F.Ciminari - www.castellucciodinorcia.eu
Fioritura Castelluccio. Foto F.Ciminari - www.castellucciodinorcia.eu

Umbria is called the „Green Heart of Italy“ and this is not without a reason: Here nature is still intact.

Lake Trasimeno Nature Park is a paradise for bird watchers. Thousands of migratory birds are looking here for a resting place during their migrations.

Spectacular is the blooming season of the wild flowers and the lentil fields on the Piano Grande near Castelluccio in the “Monti Sibillini National Park” A true blaze of colours!

Yet no matter where you go in Umbria: You find most beautiful, pittoresque, landscapes almost everywhere.

7. If you are a music lover …

Umbria Jazz Festival. Photo: Steve McCurry
Umbria Jazz Festival. Photo: Steve McCurry

During the summer month Umbria is a paradise for music lovers.

Everywhere music festivals are happening.

No matter whether you prefer classical music, jazz or blues – in Umbria you will find something to your liking.

At the beginning of July you can enjoy the Trasimeno Music Festival with the world famous pianist Angela Hewitt, or Umbria Jazz in Perugia with music legends like Al Jarreau, Miles  Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sting, Prince and, and, and...

End of July for the friends of blues and rock music there is the Trasimeno Blues Festival in the villages around Lake Trasimeno.

And these are only the biggest events. Almost every village, every little town organise their own music festival.

Most concerts are on a high level, entrance fees instead are fairly moderate.

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