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4/28/2010

Todi Fiorita - Blooming Todi 21-23 MAY 2010




From the 21st to the 23rd May, the beautiful historical centre of Todi is hosting the second edition of “Todi Fiorita 2010”, national exhibition of Flower Gardening organized by the Association “Verde Todi”, in collaboration with the local City Hall.

The historical places of this amazing Umbrian Medieval town will be the locations of blooming gardens, scents and essences which will follow the visitors along the different itineries.

The locations are: Piazza del Popolo - Sala del Capitano, Palazzi Comunali steps , Cloister of the Monastery of Lucrezie, Caffè del Teatro, Giardini Oberdan, San Fortunato Church steps , gardens of other historical buildings.

In addition - for this special event - many private “Palazzi” will open their doors to the visitors. The halls and gardens of these magnificient places will be adorned by professional gardeners from Todi:

Palazzo Pensi (Piazza Garibaldi)
Palazzo Rolli (Via Paolo Rolli)
Palazzo Landi-Corradi (Via del Seminario)
Palazzo Valenti-Fredi (Via Ciuffelli)
Palazzo Pongelli (Via Cesia)

Do not miss this occasion to visit our beautiful city!

4/19/2010

Do as the Umbrians do! Travel local in the Green Heart of Italy

Do as the Umbrians do! Travel local in the Green Heart of Italy.

Situated in the heart of Italy, Umbria is one of the smallest regions in our Country. For 70% of the territory it is covered by the gentle rolling hills for which it is known. But it also offers a great variety of geo-morphologic characteristics within the gentle landscape, consisting of fertile valleys, mountain chains, plateaus and plains that cross the region from the west to east, giving it a unique and recognizable character.The gentleness of the landscape, the still uncontaminated nature and its central geographic position have earned Umbria the name of the “Green Heart of Italy”.

But Umbria is not only amazing landscapes. Thanks to its ancient history dating back before the foundation of Rome, Umbria is very rich both in culture and food and wine traditions.

Even if this beautiful region is becoming more and more popular as destination, Umbria and its treasures are still unknown to most of the travellers.

Being Umbrian and aware of the richness of our region, in 2005 we start thinking to a different way of promoting this destination, as a destination for people who want to have more in a travel than only an amazing place to stay for a while.

For this reason, to offer travellers an authentic experience, we have involved in our project only small local family-run farms, wineries, oil mills and food producers, as well as for the accommodations (farm-houses, agriturismo, b&b and apartments in the historical centre of Medieval towns) managed by local people.

All our travel proposals are focused on the discovery of local products, such as the extra-virgin olive oil production, the secrets of the vine cultivation and wine production, the ancient recipes and food traditions.


Now thanks to the local travel movement (see : http://www.localtravelmovement.com/) we know that our project and the guidelines that have been inspired us, can be shared with a growing community of travellers who want to come back home with a photo album full, not only of magnificent monuments and amazing landscapes, but full of the faces of the wine makers, the oil producers, the cooks who prepared them a fantastic lunch, the old farmers and all the passionate Umbrian people they had the chance to meet.

Do as the Umbrians do, travel with Discovering Umbria!



In February 2010, Discovering Umbria won "Italian Responsible Tourism Award" for the category " NATURE AND TERRITORY - WINE TOURS IN UMBRIA". The prize - promoted by L’Agenzia di Viaggi, the leading professional publication for tourism in Italy for the last 40 years and under the patronage of ENIT, UFTAA and FIAVET - it is based on quality criteria established by UNWTO (The United nations World Tourism Organisation).

4/07/2010

WINNER OF "ITALIAN RESPONSIBLE AWARD 2010"

L’Agenzia di Viaggi, il più importante giornale professionale per il turismo in Italia da più di 40 anni, ha assegnato il Premio Turismo Responsabile Italiano riservato ai professionisti, con il patrocinio di Enit-Agenzia, Fiavet e Uftaa.

IL NOSTRO PROGRAMMA INCOMING "DISCOVERING UMBRIA" HA VINTO IL PRESTIGIOSO PREMIO NELLA CATEGORIA "NATURA E TERRITORIO - TOUR DEL VINO IN UMBRIA"

Il riconoscimento è stato assegnato nel corso del quinto Forum sul Turismo Sostenibile organizzato da Skal, la prima organizzazione a promuovere in fiera e sulla scena italiana i principi di sostenibilità nel turismo:

  • rispetto dell’ambiente e delle culture;
  • centralità della comunità locale ospitante e il suo diritto ad essere protagonista nello sviluppo turistico sostenibile e socialmente responsabile del proprio territorio;
  • positiva interazione tra industria del turismo, comunità locali e viaggiatori.

PER I TUOI TOUR ENOGASTRONOMICI IN UMBRIA, SCEGLI LA QUALITA', VIAGGIA CON DISCOVERING UMBRIA!

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We are proud to inform that we have been rewarded by "L’Agenzia di Viaggi", the leading professional publication for tourism in Italy.

Discovering Umbria won "Italian Responsible Tourism Award" for the category " NATURE AND TERRITORY - WINE TOURS IN UMBRIA". The prize is under the patronage of ENIT and it is based on quality criteria established by UNWTO (The United nations World Tourism Organisation):
  • respect toward the environment and cultures;
  • centrality of the local host community and its right to be a protagonist in developing sustainable and responsible tourism in its native land;
  • positive interaction between the tourist industry, local communities and travellers.

FOR YOUR FOOD AND WINE TOURS IN UMBRIA, CHOOSE THE QUALITY, TRAVEL WITH DISCOVERING UMBRIA!

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