Festivals and fairs for foodies in Umbria

Umbria in many ways the most rural of Italy’s regions. It may be less visited and less-touristed than some other parts of Italy (such as Tuscany) but there is no shortage of excitement with year-round festivals and special events. Food really matters in Umbria and festivals are held all year round celebrating the unique tastes and delights of Umbrian produce and cuisine.

A food festival is known as Sagra (plural Sagre) and the best ones are small and celebrating a single dish. You will often see brightly coloured posters advertising them by the roadside.

Here we offer a roundup of just some of the region’s year-round festivals devoted to food and wine.

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A new villa in Umbria: Le Camelie at San Venanzo

Villa Le Camelie in UmbriaUmbria is the Italy’s most central region, the only one that does not have an international border or a coast. Within easy striking distance of all the cultural sites of Umbria and surrounded by panoramic views that must be among the finest in Europe are Le Camelie, a beautiful pair of farmhouses recently restored to the highest standard. It is ideal for large family groups , sleeping up to 14 (although there are sofabeds for a couple more). The housekeeper will cook and restaurants are everywhere around. More about villas in Umbria.