In the heart of Italy
A series of proposals to discover Umbria that you do not expect.
Many activities and wonderful places that you can experience choosing nature and
the thrill of rafting or mountain biking or immersed in art and spirituality.
In the quiet medieval streets or in the dense woods, each moment will be unforgettable.
But the liveliness of the places becomes unmissable in jazz concerts and festivals.
Wherever you go you will find genuine flavors and pleasures of good food.
Few regions like Umbria are able to arouse such intense emotions.
For the visitor, crossing this region from different profiles and multiple souls is like going into a dimension where
spiritual suggestions, artistic testimonies and environmental excellence interpenetrate perfectly.
WELLBEING & SPORT
Various Spas and outdoor fun activities are easily reachable by car from Villa le Morre such as:
- Papi Spa, Viterbo – 40 min drive
- Terme di Orte (VT) – 30 min drive
- Cascate delle Marmore (ideal for rafting) (TR)– 30 min drive
- Parco di Bomarzo (VT) – 30 min drive
- Villa Lante a Bagnaia (VT)
Village feasts and other folkloristic activities found in the surrounding villages vary depending on the season – ask us!
ART & CULTURE
- Rome – 1 hour drive
- Florence – 2 hour drive
- Amelia (TR) – 15 min drive
- Narni (TR) – 20 min drive
- Spoleto (PG) – 20 min drive
- Assisi (PG) – 1 hour drive
- Civita di Bagnoregio (VT) – 1 hour drive
- Todi (PG) – 1 hour drive
- Orvieto (TR) – 1 hour drive
- Perugia – 1 hour drive
- Lago di Bolsena (VT) – 1 hour drive
- Osteria del borgo – only a few minutes’ walk (Penna in Teverina – TR)
- Porcelli Tavern (wine bar, pub, pizzeria and restaurant) – 20 min drive (Amelia – TR)
- Ristorante Da Piero – 10 min drive (Giove – TR)
- Agriturismo del Gelsomino – 5 min drive (Orte – VT)
Parco di Bomarzo
14 km from Villa le Morre
«In Bomarzo the scenic fiction is overwhelming; the observer can not contemplate because he is immersed in it, in a cog of sensations (…), capable of confusing ideas, of emotionally overwhelming, of engaging in a dreamlike, absurd, playful and hedonistic world (…) » (Bruno Zevi, Baroque Enlightenment, Rome, 1995)
The Parco dei Mostri, also known as Sacro Bosco or Villa delle Meraviglie di Bomarzo, in the province of Viterbo, is an Italian monumental complex. It is a natural park adorned with numerous basalt sculptures dating back to the 16th century and depicting mythological animals, deities and monsters.
Civita di Bagnoregio
40 km from Villa le Morre
Civita is a fraction of the town of Bagnoregio, in the province of Viterbo, in Lazio, part of the most beautiful villages in Italy, famous for being called “The city that dies”.
Civita di Bagnoregio was founded by Etruscans more than 2,500 years ago. The Civita (or City) was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita di Bagnoregio was beginning to decline, becoming eclipsed by its former suburb Bagnoregio.
Penna in Teverina
Open all year round and defined by visitors as a “little masterpiece”. It is the largest moving crib in central Italy, exposed in a cave next to the church in the medieval village of Penna in Teverina. Since 2008, the nativity statues move to the rhythm of music specially composed by singer Riccardo Cocciante: an unprecedented instrumental soundtrack, lasting 15 minutes and that can be heard only by visiting the crib.
Grape Harvest Festival
Penna in Teverina
Penna harvest festival in Teverina first Sunday in October. Every year it attracts hundreds of visitors who can taste wines and local delicacies accompanied by music and games.
Festivals and folk festivals in the surroundings (depending on the season).
125 km from Villa le Morre
Located in the central part of Umbria, Assisi lies on the slopes of Mount Subasio from where it is dominated by the rivers Topino and Chiascio, tributaries of the Tiber.
The city, which gave birth to St. Francis and St. Clare, has become a worldwide center of the Franciscan message of peace and brotherhood.
Not to miss: Papal Basilica of St. Francis, Papal Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels in Porziuncola, Basilica of St. Clare, St.
Rufino’s Cathedral , New Church, Roman Domus, St. Francis Wood, Park of Mount Subasio.
65 km from Villa le Morre
Located in the south-eastern part of Umbria, Spoleto is among the most fascinating art cities in the region. Due to the richness of its history, the variety of its cultural heritage and the importance of its artistic events is among the most popular tourist destinations for visitors.
Not to miss: Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Rocca Albornoziana and Ponte delle Torri, Basilica of Santa Eufemia, Basilica of San Salvatore and monumental cemetery, Church of Madonna di Loreto, Fontana del Mascherone, Casa Romana.
28 km from Villa le Morre
There are numerous valuable monuments in the city. Among the main ones we mention the Romanesque Cathedral, in which there are works by Rossellino and other famous artists, the church of San Francesco, built in the XIII century, with remarkable frescoes by the local school, Palazzo dei Priori, built in 1275 probably by Gattapone from Gubbio and placed in the homonymous medieval square. In this square is also the Palazzo Comunale, built in 1273 with the union of three towers.
Absolutely to visit:
Rocca di Narni, Walls of Narni, MPonte di Augusto, Ponte Cadorna, Castle of San Girolamo, Church of San Domenico, Palazzo comunale, Narni underground, Race to the ring.
Cascate delle Marmore
44 km from Villa le Morre
The Marmore Falls is considered one of the highest in Europe: the overall difference in height between the top and the base is 165 meters, divided into three jumps that give it the spectacular current appearance. The waterfall is formed by the river Velino, which flows into the river Nera flowing from the nearby lake of Piediluco. The name Marmore derives from the peculiar salts of calcium carbonate that settle on the rocks of the mountain, whose reflection of sunlight makes them look like white marble crystals. Marmore is also the name of the nearby medieval village, one of the most beautiful villages of Valnerina together with Piediluco and Arrone. For the adventurers, in the park is also possible to make rafting.