WHAT TO DO

A strategic location for day trips in Umbria and Tuscany

Roncone is perfectly located for great day trips in Umbria but also in Tuscany. You can easily reach many of central Italy’s cultutal and artistic gems: Perugia 20 mins, Assisi 30 mins, Panicale 20 mins, Città della Pieve 30 mins, Todi 40 mins, Città di Castello 50 mins, Spoleto 50 mins, Cortona 25 mins, Cetona 45 mins, San Casciano dei Bagni 45mins, Florence 75 mins, Arezzo 45 mins, Siena 50 mins, Bagno Vignoni 45 mins

Cooking classes and oil tasting

We can organise cooking classes in Roncone so you can learn how to cook typical umbrian recipes and at the end of the lesson you’ll have the opportunity to try what you’ve learned by having a beautiful dinner on the terrace. We can also arrange an Oil Mill Tour at Fattoria Palombaro. You will discover the traditional stone mill, the ancient olive presses and the Ziraia where terracotta olive oil jars are stored and you will taste the two types of extra virgin olive oil while admiring awe-inspiring views from every angle.

Sports and leisure

Lake Trasimeno is a paradise for bikers, trekkers, walkers and horse-riders. Set among gentle hills, it is possible to bicycle or ride and explore the landscape around the lake and the charming villages that overlook it. There are also a great variety of walking, hiking and trekking trails through magnificent scenery suiting all levels, from very moderate to strenuous. Umbria offers spectacular and challenging 18-hole golf courses, set in idyllic natural settings as well as several tennis courses.

Festivals

Umbria is one of the liveliest region of Italy. Every year it hosts a lot of funny and interesting summer festivals, which deserve to be seen.
From the end of June to mid-July, the Festival dei Due Mondi takes place in Spoleto, it is an internationally renowned event dedicated to art, theatre, ballet, opera, movies and music. In the same period there is also the Trasimeno Music Festival, a classical music event that lasts one week with concerts in various places.
Every July Perugia hosts Umbria Jazz, where local and international performers and musicians have played since 1973. One of the coolest music festivals of Umbria is the Trasimeno Blues Festival, an outdoor event held on a few villages around the lake.
At summer’s end, Città di Castello is home to the Festival delle Nazioni entirely dedicated to chamber music.

Umbria in Vespa

The region of Umbria is perfect to be discovered by Vespa: the area you can cover in a day on a Vespa 125 is sufficient to give you a huge variety of impressions yet small enough to enable you to take them all in and to thoroughly enjoy the experience. The Vespa is the ideal means of transport to discover this region in a “slow” way and to forget about the daily rush and stress. You can rent a Vespa from “Umbria in Vespa” in San Savino near us, they also rent allegedly assisted bicycles.

Enjoy the lake

Lake Trasimeno is fascinating and charming, its shores and waters provide an opportunity to relive history, to be enchanted by its legends, to enjoy nature and have fun with a variety of recreational activities and sports. You can easily rent sailing boats, inflatable motor boats and kayaks.