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Things to do

Umbria and the surrounding area of Villa Capanne have an enormous range of activities to enjoy, places to visit and festivals to experience.

History

Villa Capanne offers its guests the opportunity to explore numerous places of historical importance and beauty. Beautiful monasteries, piazzas, winding streets, medieval towns and cathedrals are plentiful. Florence is also easily reached within an hour and half by train or car.

Festivals and Events

Umbria has an enormous variety and number of traditional events throughout the year. The local communities treat these events as an opportunity to confirm their roots and identity, and it is a wonderful opportunity for tourists to experience genuine expressions of Umbrian culture and folklore.

Food & Wine

Food is a quintessential part of life in Umbria. Day to day life is often interrupted by festivals celebrating seasonal produce. There are local markets on everyday of the week selling classic Italian ingredients. If you're feeling inspired, there are cooking courses and truffle hunting trips available which are great fun and a big hit with gourmet travellers.

Sports

The Antognolla Golf Course is set amidst the 1000 hectare Antognolla estate in the heart of Umbria. This championship golf course, designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones Jnr, offers golfers of every level the only opportunity in Italy to play on a course designed by one of worlds foremost golf designers and is true test of their skill and judgement.

Lake Trasimeno offers a range of water sports activities including sailing, windsurfing and water skiing. The islands around the lake offer great swimming opportunities and idyllic sunbathing spots. The unspoilt countryside has plenty of walking trails, from the leisurely to more difficult and challenging.

A large Tennis centre is located 10 minutes from Villa Capanne and has indoor and outdoors courts.

Local Horse riding schools offer lessons and relaxing rides in the countryside.

For Children

There are plenty of activities to keep children of all ages entertained and all within an hour's drive of Villa Capanne, including Tavernelle Water Park, wildlife parks, indoor play centres, the Frasassi Caves and even a chocolate factory!

Art

The area around Villa Capanne affords painters many opportunities to capture the colours and landscapes of Umbria.

Health and Beauty

The Villa Valentina Country Resort and Spa is a short 15 minute drive from Villa Capanne. With thermal spas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hydro massage and Turkish baths on offer you can be sure to fully recharge your batteries. Alternatively, why not treat yourself to a holistic massage or Reiki treatment in the comfort of your own room.

Shopping

Take home a piece of Italian chic. There are a number of local shopping malls and outlets within a short driving distance, boasting a number of designer stores. A visit to Deruta is also a must. This town is renowned for its pottery. There are many wonderful shops and factories, which you can visit to watch the ceramics being hand-made.

More information about the local activities and attractions can be found in the information folder provided at the villa.