Umbria is renowned for St. Francis, the patron saint of Italy, who dedicated himself to a life of simplicity. Adorned in a coarse woolen tunic, typical attire of the humble Umbrian peasants, he spread messages of love and peace and held great affection and respect for animals and the environment.

Known as the Green Heart of Italy, Umbria calls us with its picturesque landscapes, ancient olive groves, rolling vineyards and dense forests. The enchanted natural surroundings of Monte Subasio, Lake Trasimeno and the River Nera border the region with incredible verdant beauty.

Built upon sandstone and volcanic rock, Umbria is known for its medieval towns. Our Farmhouse property is only 20 minutes away from Assisi, which is one of the best-preserved medieval towns in the world and one of Italy’s most captivating. We have easy access to many other ancient hilltop towns such as Spello, Valnerina, Bevagna and Orvieto.

Umbria has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of Italy’s top culinary regions, renowned for its black truffles,¬†Perugia Chocolate House,¬†EVO Trevi Olive Oil, and world-class Montefalco Sagrantino wine. The region’s fertile lands and traditional farming practices have given rise to a rich gastronomic heritage that delights the senses and tantalizes the taste buds. From earthy black truffles to velvety smooth chocolate and robust wines, Umbria offers a culinary journey like no other, where every bite tells a story of passion, creativity, and the vibrant flavors of the land.

Highlighting the exquisite workmanship found throughout Umbria, you will have the opportunity to explore the rich tradition of artisanal work, from renowned Deruta pottery to intricately crafted furniture and cashmere pieces.

There’s no Italian region quite as centrally located and beautiful as Umbria. Countless experiences await, each with the authenticity and charm of its lovely surroundings. Whether you seek nature, history, or culture, Umbria has it all.

Since St. Francis’ pilgrimage from Rome to Assisi, Umbria has remained Francesco’s land. Experience your yoga practice through the lens of Umbria and the Franciscan way; speak of love for the small things, of respect and gratitude for creation, of generous hospitality to the next person, whoever they may be.