Every hill top town has its own surprises. We love Assisi (famous for its saints and churches); Orvieto (for wine and architecture); Todi (architecture); Montefalco (Settimana Enologica- wine week ); Torigiano (wine & oil); Deruta (ideal for ceramic gifts); Spoleto (National Archaeological Museum); and Spello (Infiorata flower festival in June); and free music festivals in August).

We have travelled as far south as Cascia to pray to St Rita - Patroness of Impossible Causes and broken-hearted women. We often wonder who is looking after the broken-hearted men!

Each town/village in the area has its own magic. Head to the towns by the lake for the most incredible views.

Perugia is our local city situated approximately 30 minutes away. We suggest you visit in the late afternoon when it’s a little cooler and stay on until the evening when you can savour the atmosphere of the local restaurants.

If you don’t want to drive, there is a train (albeit irregular!) from Marsciano, which goes directly into Perugia. It may be best to drive and park at the bottom of the escalators in Perugia, which leads you up into the square in the centre.

Perugia has museums, art galleries, unusual little shops and lots of coffee shops and restaurants.