Umbria Travel Guide

Articles about Umbria

By Mario R. Mercado
It’s rare enough for a classical music recording to gain wide popular and critical success, but since its release this summer, Benedicta: Marian Chant by the Monks of Norcia has claimed the top spot on Billboard’s classical charts for ten weeks in...
By Spencer Peterson
Colombian painter and sculptor Fernando Botero, he of the ample, exaggerated figures depicted in flat, bright colors, has created a promotional poster for the upcoming Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. The ad, featuring a dancing couple in...
By Sandra Ramani

Taking off on a trip alone? Here are the best places to stay—and the solo amenities not to miss—around the world.

By Travel + Leisure Staff

Medieval churches, cobblestoned streets, and endless olive groves: head to these small European towns to discover a country’s soul.

By Sarah Gold

Oases around the world that turn the journey inward.

By Valerie Waterhouse
Festival del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Florence, Tuscany; May 2–June 24 This year, the country’s most important classical festival honors the 200th birthdays of Verdi and Wagner. Daniel Barenboim and Claudio Abbado—the current and former musica...

Hotels in Umbria

This 10th-century tower features seven suites outfitted with Moroso armchairs and sunken stone baths; five have floating steel staircases. One caveat: the hotel is hard to find, so bring a map.

Restaurants in Umbria

Order dense, flourless chocolaty squares of torta barozzi, a singular family specialty from the 1800's hinting surprisingly of peanuts. Enjoy it at a table beneath a pretty covered walkway.

Things to do in Umbria

Owner Francesco Antano organizes tastings by appointment amid metal and wooden barrels in a modern farmhouse cellar. The Sagrantino Colleallodole red is a limited-edition 14-degree cru reminiscent of wild berries.