Umbria, Italy | One of My Top 3 Places I’ve Traveled

First things first, I’m a BIG foodie. I travel to eat, and what makes fantastic food is the quality of the ingredients. Italy’s food game is super strong, Umbria in particular. Organic and Biodynamic farms are everywhere in this region, including all the meats and poultry. They take their food quality, and wine quality very seriously. Nothing I respect more than that! Not to mention, Umbria is where I discovered Biodynamic wine! Which now I prefer over any other wine. 

We went in Fall which was STUNNING. Not too cold, and all the foliage was beautiful colors. Every way you looked, it seemed like a fake backdrop, and not to mention it was pin-drop silent in the rolling hills. So silent I could hear the Prosecco bubbles, bubble in my mouth as I drank it. 

Our Activites:

  • Biodynamic wine tastings & tours
  • Truffle hunting (white truffle season) 
  • Two different cooking classes/lessons (our favorite thing to do when we travel)
  • Hiking 
  • Eating at as many fabulous restaurants that we could find. 

Places to Stay: 

  • Rosewood Hotel 
  • Il Borro Relais & Chateaux
  • Tenimenti Luigi d’Alessandro
  • NUN Assisi Relais & SPA (they have a wonderful day spa)

Places to Eat

  • Creta- Osteria
  • Avignossi Winery (there is also a restaurant there as well). 
  • Le Capannine Di Sommavilla 
  • Ristorante Locanda Di Nonna Gelsa
  • Piazzetta Delle Erbe (located in Assisi)

Tip: If you are renting a home or air bnb, I highly recommend stopping by NaturaSi. It’s an organic food store so you can stock up on groceries!

Here are some pictures from our trip to Umbria Italy. 



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  • Laura
    May 20, 2018

    Beautiful post shanya! Love always laura standley

  • Brenda
    May 21, 2018

    Love the post and Beautiful photos! I dont travel much but this makes me want to. :-). HOw do you guys plan the acTivies? Do you research online?

    • Shayna Terese Taylor
      May 21, 2018

      We just plan for experiences! We love to take cooking classes everywhere we travel. So I will search online for good ones.

  • Linda Orlando
    May 21, 2018

    May I ask what month this was? And where you stayed as we are always looking for beautiful upscale hotels? Would love to be able to do those cooking clases. Please advise. Thank you.
    Linda Orlando

    • Shayna Terese Taylor
      May 21, 2018

      Hi Linda,

      Yes it was the week of Thanksgiving! 🙂 we rented a house, we didn’t stay in a hotel.

    • Shayna Terese Taylor
      June 1, 2018

      We went in November over thanksgiving weekend! We rented a house at a place called Castello di Reschio xx

  • Debi Carr
    May 30, 2018

    Hello SHAYNA,
    This is a great website!! We leave romorrow for CinqUeterre, Italy…we are so excited to experience their food! I am really enjoying your recipes as well! Thankyou ?

  • Karen gallagher
    May 31, 2018

    Such beautiful photos. I have just put Umbria on iur bucket list. We also love taking cooking classes everywhere we travel

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Umbria, Italy | One of My Top 3 Places I’ve Traveled