Umbria

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When it comes down to planning your day-to-day list of things to do, ShermansTravel experts have you covered. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation, we recommend the can't-miss museums and attractions, as well as the off-the-path activities and unique local experiences that will make your trip truly memorable.

Things to do in Umbria

Basilica dei San Francesco

Visitors flock to see the grand church built in honour of the humble Saint Francis, who lies in the crypt. It’s also home to some important Italian art, including Simone Martini’s frescoes.

Umbria, www.sanfrancescoassisi.org (Italian Only)
Tags: art | things to do | culture | architecture | religious

Deruta Ceramics

Just south of Perugia is Deruta, a city celebrated for its ceramics. The historical centre overflows with shops selling antique and modern work, along with a comprehensive museum of ceramics.

Umbria, www.derutaitaly.com
Tags: shopping | things to do | pottery

Ipogeo dei Volumni

One of the finest Etruscan tombs in Italy. Visit the underground chamber filled with cinerary urns – an entire family clan is buried here. The tomb is decorated with carved reliefs, including Medusa heads.

3 miles south of Perugia, Umbria,
Tags: art | things to do | culture | museum

Isola Maggiore

This cute little island on Lake Trasimeno is famous for lace making and fish dishes. The only inhabited island on the lake, it is easily reached by ferry.

Umbria, www.apmperugia.it/canale.asp (Italian only)
Tags: things to do | outdoors | culinary

Olive Picking

Umbria prides itself on its quality olive oil, and November is harvest month. At the Podere Le Corone estate you're invited to join the farm hands in the groves.

Podere Le Corone, Località Le Corone, Frazione Doglio Montecastello di Vibio, Umbria, www.poderelecorone.com
Tags: things to do

Orvieto caves

Explore over 1,100 caves, wells, olive mills, and wine cellars beneath Orvieto’s cobbled streets.

Piazza Duomo, 23, Umbria, 011-39-076-3344-891, www.orvietounderground.it
Tags: things to do | history

Palazzo dei Prioiri

Perugia’s gothic town hall, immediately recognised for its rows of beautiful Gothic windows, dominates the main square and holds the National Gallery of Umbria, with its collection of 13th to 19th century religious art.

Piazza IV Novembre, Umbria,
Tags: art | things to do | culture | architecture

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