If your visit allows, we highly recomend exploring the area around Todi. This is a list of some of our favorite places within driving distance highlighting the unique beauty of the Umbrian and neighboring countryside. All the photos you see have been taken by us! Travel times are all relative to Todi.
Fonte di Clitunno- Campello sul Clituno- 50 minutes away
Exquisite historic river with springs along the busy Via Flamina is this oasis of tranquility and calm. Virgil wrote of its natural beauty where the Emporer Caligula came to worship the River God Clitunno and consult the ancient oracles. One of our favorite places to visit for its serene natural beauty coupled with its ancient origins.
Assisi- 50 minutes away
Assisi is a hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region. It was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181–1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis is a massive, 2-level church, consecrated in 1253. Its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of St. Francis have been attributed to Giotto and Cimabue, among others.
Tenuta Castelbuono- 50 minutes away
A visit to Tenuta Castelbuono is a journey into the world of art and wine. The Carapace, the winery designed by Arnaldo Pomodoro, is the first sculpture in the world in which one lives and works simultaneously. This unique work of art is a shrine to hold the precious great wines of Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco, the true souls of Umbria.
(Try the grappa during your visit, trust us on this one)
Cascata delle Marmore- 45 minutes away
The Cascata delle Marmore is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m, making it the tallest man-made waterfall in the world. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m. It is located 7.7 km from Terni, a provincial capital of the Italian region of Umbria.
Monti Sibillini National Park- 120 minutes away
Straddling the Le Marche–Umbria border in rugged splendour, the Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini never looks less than extraordinary, whether visited in winter, when its peaks – 10 of which tower above 2000m – are dusted with snow, or in summer, when its meadows are carpeted with poppies and cornflowers. This is one of the most beautiful places in the world we have ever had the pleasure of visiting.
Orvieto- 45 minutes away
Orvieto is a small city perched on a rock cliff in Umbria, Italy. Duomo di Orvieto, dating from 1290, has a mosaic facade and houses a marble Pietà sculpture. The Pozzo di San Patrizio is a 16th-century well shaft with a double spiral staircase. An underground cave network attests to the city’s Etruscan roots.
Collepino- 60 minutes away
Collepino is an attractive hamlet, about 6 km NE from Spello along a steadily rising road that girdles the SE flank of Mount Subasio. It has some bits of medieval wall and a tower, some very nice views and lots of fresh air. A must see in Collepino is Taverna San Silvestro which features typical Umbrian dishes and some of the best grilled meats we have ever had.
Lake Trasimeno- 70 minutes away
Lake Trasimeno is located in the green heart of Umbria, amidst beds of reeds and charming white water lilies. It’s a true natural paradise home to wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. Beyond the downward slope, gentle hills form the backdrop to the lake, along with sporadic woods and sunflower and corn fields, vineyards and olive groves. It is home to several castles located on islands within the lake.