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Vista sull'oliveto

Vista sull'oliveto is located in South Umbria in an area consisting of a picturesque landscape of hills covered with vineyards and olive trees, enclosed by the Tiber valley, the Mount Soratte and the Mount Cimini. Here

you can discover the true Italy

  • everything is still pure and small-scale.

  • are you far away from mass tourism.

  • you don't have long lines at attractions or crowded restaurants.

  • imagine yourself back in time and the same goes for the prices.

Here you can enjoy still unspoiled nature, the tranquility, the space, the beautiful landscape with beautiful panoramas, the idyllic cities, medieval towns and villages and the rich culture. Many of them have not yet been discovered by the general public. A region where it is impossible to get bored for even 1 second.

The mighty city of Rome is just an hour's drive from here.

South Umbria is a great area for bon vivants, art and culture lovers, hikers, cyclists, draftsmen, painters, photographers, music lovers ... well, for whom isn't it?

In the spring and autumn, when nature is at its best and the temperatures are pleasant, it is wonderful to cycle and walk here.


Vista sull 'oliveto is very central. From here you can easily grab a piece of Lazio, Tuscany, Abruzzo and Le Marche. The superstrada (A1) runs from Milan to Naples and is a 10-minute drive from Vista sull 'oliveto.

In just 60 minutes you are in the heart of Rome and Firence (Florence) is 2 1/4 hours away. Numerous historic cities, towns and villages are more than worth a visit and if you make a good planning you can do a few in one day.


But Umbria is also a great area for walking and cycling. For the latter you have to be trained because it is not flat here! You can take wonderful walks and bike rides through the vines and olive trees, in the forests, hills and mountains.

During your stay, also enjoy the delicious and affordable Umbrian cuisine that is full of traditions. The dishes are simple, very tasteful, unique and pure. They refer to the never-lost peasant civilization and therefore often connected to the agricultural calendar. The roots of the Umbrian cuisine have their origins in the Umbrian and Roman civilizations that frequently used legumes and grains.
Typical for the entire area is the processing of pork and swine meat (maiale and cinghiale), with salami from Norcia being among the best. Everywhere you see norcinerias, shops where they prepare and sell products derived from the processing of pork.

Other ingredients that come back in Umbrian cuisine are the expensive and delicate black truffle, the extra virgin olive oil that is essential in almost all local recipes, the fragrant lentils from Castelluccio, the aromatic spelled, the refined taste of the red Nera shrimps and the golden refinement of honey. Unique in taste is the dried ham (prosciutto crudo) and the capacollo from this region, which is eaten with the traditional low-salt Umbrian bread (sdapo) or anise bread. (ciambella)
For the best wines you have to go to the areas around Orvieto, Montefalco and Lake Trasimeno where many DOP wines are made.



In every apartment there is a very extensive information folder with all kinds of tips to explore the area. Tips where you can eat, shop, go shopping, go to the market, walk, cycle and much more. Information about cities and villages, museums, nature parks, hiking and biking trails etc. that are worthwhile to explore and visit.

Naturally you can go to Heleen and Ed for all your questions, book excursions, tours, entrance tickets, etc. and they can also make nice day trips / week trips for you if you wish.
The suggestions below are 10 to a maximum of 1 1/2 drive from Vista sull'oliveto. View more photos?

Piazza in Calvi dell'umbria
  • Calvi dell'umbria also called "Porta felice dell" Umbria "(the happy gate of Umbria). Atmospheric medieval town with murals, old nun monastery, museum with various important paintings including a Piet Breugel and the famous and most valuable manger consisting of 30 terracotta figures, made by the brothers Massimo and Raffaele da Montereale in 1546.

  • Otricoli an old Roman town with the Ocriculum located next door .; one of the most important excavations in Italy. The objects found here can be found in the Vatican Museum.

  • Narni with a medieval center that is rich in 12th-century sights and the underground.

  • Cascata della Marmore, largest man-made waterfall. Various water sports on the Nera in adjacent nature reserve, the Valnerina

  • Amelia, with city walls from the 5th and 6th centuries

  • Fossil forest in Dunarobba with primeval forest from 1 to 2 million years old.

  • Oasis of Alviano, nature reserve

  • Orvieto with many important buildings such as the Duomo, pozzo di San Patrizio, underground city. Too many to mention.

  • Todi, surrounded by three city walls; the outer one is medieval, the middle Roman and the inner part Etruscan.

  • The medieval Piazza del Popolo in the center is one of the most picturesque squares in Italy.

  • Spoleto, with its acquaduct and an 8th-century Church of San Salvatore, a relatively rare example of Langobardian architecture.

  • Spello is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Umbria.

  • Montefalco, also known as the roof of Umbria, with the 'Museo Civico di San Francesco, with a wealth of paintings and frescoes. Here you will also find the best Sagrantino wines.

  • Trevi, a high-altitude city surrounded by olive trees.

  • Città di Castello, atmospheric city with nice antique market

  • Assisi, after Rome the most important religious city in Italy

  • Perugia, attractive student city and also the capital of Umbria.

  • Norcia with its many norcinerias, truffles, honey etc.

  • Parco Nazionale dei monte Sibillini with its Piano grande, Castelluccio and the Monte Vettore with Lago di Pilatus.

  • Various lakes where you can enjoy.
    Click here for more information about cities and villages.


  • Roma, the eternal city. A large open-air museum where the ancient history can be seen. A must.

  • Caprarola, with its imposing Villa Farnese

  • Bagnaia, with Villa Lante

  • Tivoli, unesco city with ao Villa d'est and Villa Adriana

  • Civita di Bagnoregio, the dying city

  • The sabina area

  • Bomarza, parco dei mostri, sculpture park.

  • Lago di Vico, Lago de Bracciona, Lago di Bolsena

  • Necropolises of the etrusks in ao.Tranquinia, Cerveteri

  • Calcata, a hippy town

  • Various lakes and places on the Mediterranean, to enjoy the sun, sea and beach



  • Firenze

  • Siena

  • Montepulciano en Pienza

Special events in May:

The Mille Miglia. A car rally from Brescia-Roma-Brescia that is driven with vintage cars.   Click here for more information and the route. .
Giro d'Italia. Classic cycling tour. Click here for more information.

Festivals, folkloric festivals in Umbria

Every month there are numerous festivities, parties and sagras throughout Umbria. For a complete overview you can take a look at Regione Umbria



Click here for the opening times and addresses of the most important museums in Umbria.

Walking and cycling:
Click here for various cycling, car and walking tours in Umbria.

For hiking the Franciscan route and protomartiri.

Possibilities for walking with Calvi dell 'umbria hiking club or discover the sabina area with guide Lucio.