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WINTER

At L'Orto degli Angeli it's a special season. The rite of fire in the ancient fireplace envelops with well-being the reading or playing, till it's time to have a cup of tea, selected among a lot of varities, and tasted with the small home-made umbrian pastries just took out of the oven. But you can also go out and plunge in the heartly daily-life of the village, or decide to visit the well-known surroundings, for the pleasure to enjoy, almost in individual exclusivity, so many art masterpieces.

SPRING

The colours of the hanging garden burst through the windows into the rooms. The thrill of the waking nature transmits a contagious enthusiasm. Life in the village becomes more and more animated, in Bevagna and in the neighbouring villages foreign languages get mixed again with local dialects, the fever for traditional historical festival raises up. However, the rythm of life remains quiet, with always large places for smiling and conversation. Nothing can give you serenity like an umbrian Easter.

SUMMER

Great season if you're based at L'Orto degli Angeli, with daily hikings to the woderful umbrian “places of water and air”. Now starts again the pleasure of eating and drinking outside, of the easy and heartly relationships. In the evening, the coming back to L'Orto degli Angeli is the beginning of more intimate emotions: dinner at Redibis with the flavours of the umbrian tradition and a drink in the garden anticipate the sweetness of the night in a valley full of little lights.

FALL

On these hills it's renewed the rite of “Sagrantino”, the great wine which marks the landscape with its triumphal evidence. From L'Orto degli Angeli you need only a few minutes to have access to many small “sanctuaries” of wine and olive oil, also animated by heartly human presences. And following the delights of these genuine alimentary smells, you could notice that, at a few steps, there's a masterpiece for which, in other seasons, people drive thousands of kilometres. Lucky then, the one who can enjoy it almost privately. Because, after all, Umbria means also this.

ACTIVITIES

L'Orto degli Angeli is right in the center of a territory with a very high density of attractions, concentrate inside the ancient towns and in the beautiful villages for what concerns art, history and human relationships. At the same time, from this starting point you can enjoy the fascination of a nature, offering you the possibility to make movement and to admire wonderful landscapes.

HIKING

The variety in the attractions of the territory give you the opportunity to choose among destination, lenght and physical engagement. It's possible to make rafting in the untouched fluvial frame of the Valnerina or rowing on the waters of the beutifulst Piediluco Lake. Natural scenes of incredible charme, like the Marmore Falls or the Frasassi Grottos. Quiet trips among olive-groves, vineyards and woods, or more difficult roads, guided throught the National Park of the Sibillini Mountains, where the easy climbing of the Vettore Mount leads you to the evocative sight of the legendary Pilato lake.

BIKING

Itineraries full of beauty and fascination in mountain bike among hills, mountains and plains, ancient villages and tracks of a great history.

HORSE RIDING

From the near Spello to Assisi through the scented lanes of the Subasio Mountain, where the predication of San Francesco took place.

THE MASTERPIECES OF PAINTING

The frescoes of Giotto and Cimabue in the Assisi Basilique, the ones of Benozzo Gozzoli in the small museum of Montefalco, just a few minutes of driving to get the emotion of admiring two pearls among the most precious of all times.

VISIT TO THE FANTASTIC GARDENS

From the 1500 sacred wood of Bomarzo to the unbelievable ideal town of Tomaso Buzzi at the “Scarzuola”, in a following serie of emotions and deep consideraitons.

THE PRODUCTS OF NATURE

The picking edible herbs and the products of stock farms, at the roots of the simple and wise life of umbrian people.

VINERIES AND OIL-MILLS

Through the hills of Montefalco and Bevagna, in the places of the famous “Sagrantino”, searching the great white wines of the delightful countries of Orvieto and the Trasimeno Lake. Visit to the small oil-mills in Spoleto, Trevi, Perugia and Bevagna.

THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST

Guided tours in the splendid archeological site of Carsulae and among the evocative roman and etruscan remains in different areas of the region. Together with archeologists who know how to ask the ancient stones about unbelievable human events.

THE MEDIEVAL DAYS

Tasting food of the Middle Ages in locations of 1300-1400, maybe wearing the evocative clothes of the time: a stimulating immersion into the roots of the modern world.

THE DESTINATIONS OF THE SPIRIT

The big cathedrals of the towns, but also a lot of small treasures hidden in the countryside and the mountain areas. The Places of the great spirituality: the most famous, connected to the life of Saint Francesco, Saint Chiara and Saint Benedetto; and the places who saw the human vicissitudes of particular figures, mostly unknown, of the religious rebirth in the middle ages.

PARTICULAR HUMAN FIGURES

In the office of a famous painter in love with light and in the laboratory of an everlasting “master-tailor”. Having lunch on the house of some friends on the splendid Colfiorito tableland. Visiting the typical wine and food shops, to enjoy the best quality together with the incredible humanity of the house-owner.

THE MASTERPIECES OF ARCHITECTURE

Squares, churches and medieval palaces: fascinating stages of a comforting and never overwhelmed route through the beautifulst villages. Single moments of magic, as the sight of the Orvieto Cathedral, which is worth itself an entire journey.

TO THE DISCOVERY OF THE BEST ANTIQUARIES

Meeting the most competent and disposed local antiquaries, among curiosities of the past, prestigious pieces of old handicraft and surprising objects.

THE TRADITIONAL CUISINE

From the receipes of two-thousand years ago to the medieval ones. The great tradition of umbrian cuisine and its base techniques, to know and easily reproduce.

HARVEST TOUR

A direct experience of harvesting and production of the extraordinary umbrain olive-oil, the first “bruschette” and the great umbrian cuisine, based on this precious and healthy ingredient, which from centuries enhances the flavour and quality of umbrian food.