Umbria is often considered the new Tuscany. And while both don’t disappoint, Umbria is a wonderful gem of a region filled with surprises and treasures to be explored. Oliver’s Journal – the blog for Oliver’s Travels – is choc-a-bloc full of amazing escapes for families traveling to this largely unexplored part of Italy. But the list left out a few of my greatest hits, so here goes: Starting with both the Spoleto Festival and Umbria Jazz. We took a gaggle of SuperCamp Italystudents to roam the streets of Perugia, stopping to listen to street performers and bands. Spoleto offers families a puppet theater, street performers, and some outstanding performances, not all dance-related. In June, Perugia hosts their own medieval festivals with locals in full garb. There are many more to be found. October brings medieval reenactments to towns far and wide.
Another SuperCamp activity includes an Adventure Park where we work the ropes course and run zip lines to encourage kids to challenge themselves and reach beyond their comfort zones. Umbria boasts a few terrific facilities – including
with an outstanding professionalism of park staff. For the more adventurous, horseback rides can be found easily, and for not the faint of heart…there’s also
Of course, at Arte al Sole we pride ourselves in giving kids some unique perspectives into Italian history, culture and country life. From visiting an Etruscan museum, to hearing legends of the area, to seeing how honey is made by a local farmer. This year, we’ll be offering Soccer al Sole to families with kids who want to improve their skills or try something new! Our day camp program runs June 29-July 3,2020 but we also accept campers for single days while parents go off and explore. Our programs end at 3pm, so there’s plenty of pool time and afternoon activities for families, too.Arte al Soleis set atop the gorgeous hill of I Casali di Colle San Paolo near Lake Trasimeno – The incredible sisters who run it will show you that in Umbria, there is something for everyone. But don’t take our word for it. Here’s Oliver’s Listing of Top Family Activities in Umbria. Add more of your own in the comments below! And…to keep up with what our kids are creating this summer in Umbria and Tuscany, check out our Facebook page!
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Got older kids? Try our SuperCampLife Skills & Learning program in the Dolomites!