Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Couple Getaways - U - Umbria

Just east of Tuscany, north of Rome and west of the Marches, you'll find a beautiful place that in my opinion would be very romantic indeed. It's a place called Umbria.

I have a great love of medieval castles and the architecture of old historic towns. So does hubby. If I went I'd probably choose sometime during the summer when they are putting on one of the many festivals where people are dressed in costume, putting on plays, and enjoying what Umbria has to offer.

Umbria’s wealth of fabulous medieval towns, mist-cloaked hills, deep valleys and artistic treasures make it a charmer. Its hilltop towns are medieval gems rich in art and architecture, while its wooded landscape comes into its own out of season, when it's mountain-crisp outside and fireside-warm indoors.

Umbria’s capital, Perugia, is the world’s most cosmopolitan medieval city. Encircled by walls, it's an upbeat university city with a lively nightlife and a foot-tapping jazz festival each summer. Elegant shops line its palatial Corso Vannucci, while a warren of winding streets tunnel beneath Etruscan arches.

Visit Assisi in the evening to stroll around the hilltop town bathed in golden light as day turns to dusk. Yes, I think this would be a very romantic spot to go. What do you think?

All throughout April I'll be posting about Couple Getaways as part of the A-Z Challenge. I hope you'll stop by for the next destination! No passport necessary ;)

~Ann Cory


Lynn Proctor said...

i think it makes me want to save my pennies and actually travel some --so interesting and beautiful

Savannah Chase said...

Another wonderful place to see. I don't think one would ever have enough time to see the true beauty that is around us in all these magical places.

Shelly Bell said...

We saw the signs, but never made it to Umbria. My husband and I honeymooned in Tuscany. I've still never experienced any region more beautiful!

Liv said...

The idea that I could stand in a Medieval church and sing Gregorian chant just about blows my mind - and when you add in jazz & shopping & Italian cafes, there's stuff to keep the husband entertained, too. I think you just described our second honeymoon destination!