Umbria: Small stone villages and hamlets, medieval walls, roman arches, wells and aqueducts, lots of nature, hills always in sight, a mystical atmosphere and so much tranquility thanks to never crowded places.And then culture everywhere with artists, poets and histories that are lost up to to the mists of time.
You will love it.
Le Tortorelle is close to the small medieval town of Umbertide.
The entrance to the freeway is about 10 minutes, and from there you will be in all the villages of Umbria within an hour.
Many farmhouses in Umbria are connected only with dirt roads which are not always easy to do.
Others have kilometers and kilometers of hill roads.
Our farmhouse is very comfortable, all the roads are paved and the state road is very close to reach.
Going around Umbria is easy. We are lucky, we have basically zero traffic..
Distances are "ridiculous" for many guests who stay at the Agriturismo ... When we say they have to travel 35 minutes, they often tell us:"it's the time it usually takes me to go shopping".“.
Within 1 hour you are practically everywhere.
Choosing an "Agriturismo" (the Italian word to identify farmhouses that are into hospitality) is the most authentic and genuine way of experiencing Umbria.
Umbria is, in its history, a region of peasants. Here the so-called "casali" (ancestors of the agritourisms) were the homes of the Umbrians.
Ours is a region rich in history, but also “poor”, less noble than nearby Tuscany for example. This is why luxury villas and farmhouses do not represent the region particularly well.
What really represents Umbria and its countryside's history with its fascinating simplicity is the Agriturismo.
If you want to breathe the true atmosphere of the region, choose the agriturismo in the countryside.