Italy and Europe: travel and leisure
In the central part of the Apennine peninsula is the Umbria region, the “green heart” of Italy, as Italians called this region for olive groves, forests and vineyards. The capital of the region is the city of Perugia. Details on city attractions and places of recreation can be found on the city portal, using the example of the Batumi Internet resource, where visitors and tourists of the city find any information that interests them. Umbria boasts a continental climate with warm, dry summers and cool winters.
However, the mountains are much colder, and it rains more often. Such conditions are very favorable for agriculture, so not only grapes and olives are grown here, but also grain, tobacco and black truffles. There are many artisans and the lowest unemployment rate in the country. As for tourists, the neighboring region of Tuscany accepts the main flow of travelers for itself, which means that in Umbria there are much lower prices and fewer vacationers from different countries – an ideal place for Italians to relax.
Rare species of birds and fish can be seen in the Teve River Park. And in the forest of Dunarobba, which is located next to the park, there are tree trunks that are more than two million years old – they are petrified. Well, rare species of orchids and an edelweiss flower can be seen in the Monti Sibillini National Park, in a flower valley. And, of course, you cannot be in Umbria and not see the three cascades of the 165-meter Marmore Falls – this is a kind of tourist paradise. Agritourism is well developed in this region.
If you relax with children, then they will not be bored if you stay in the so-called “family farms.” Here your children will ride horses and donkeys, show how to make cheese, learn how to milk goats and pick olives. A trip to Dominica’s Chita Park will please both children and adults, because besides the opportunity to see ostriches, yaks and other animals, you can visit Snow White’s house, Sleeping Beauty’s castle and even the village where Pinocchio appeared. In October Perugia hosts the Euro Chocolate festival, where you can not only taste different types of chocolate desserts, but also see statues made of chocolate. A gastronomic tour of Umbria will also leave pleasant memories. Tourists are offered to try sausages with a piece of bacon inside, reminiscent of the shape of bags, and pork salami “corallina”.
Surprise with unusual taste and pork lentils. Well, if you have no time to go to restaurants, but really want to taste local cuisine, you can be content with a street snack, for example, try porchetta – a large pork roll with fresh bread and seasonings. Getting to Umbria is not very easy. There is an international airport in Perugia, but it is more than 10 km from the city, and there are no direct flights from Russia to it. Therefore, you can make a transplant in Germany, Belgium or Poland. And you can get to Umbria from Florence by bus for 5 euros, or directly from the Roman airport – by train for 12 euros, however, in the latter case, you will have to change to Foligno. However, trains run from Florence to Perugia, only the fare will cost already 15 euros, although it will take a little more than two hours.