Some people on this Forum asked question about exploring Umbria from a base town. I just returned from seven night stay in Umbria where I stayed in an apartment in a small medieval town of Trevi .
I have visited many countries on my own and found Umbria is the best to explore by car from a base town location. Driving and free parking in mid-January in all places was relatively easy.
Trevi is conveniently located 1,5 km off the main road (not a highway) on which one can reach all major heritage sites.I did daily trips at comfortable pace (you enjoy Italy when you do not care about time) to:
- Todi + Orvieto
- Assisi again, as I was unable to walk around the town in my first trip.
I was lucky to stay at the apartment which host spoke fluent English and who helped me to learn a lot about Italian culture that I would never .
I enjoyed visiting all places but the first three from my list are the highlights of the trip. It is worth to travel to Umbria only for the sake to see the facade of Orvieto's Duomo. It is stunning.
If you stay near Trevi, go to Ristorante L Ulivo. They offer prix fix tasting menu of the local dishes (around 20 meals and a bottle of house wine) for 27 euros. Excellent experience.
What a great place to explore the Italian culture and heritage!