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Umbria is one of the smallest Italian region, set in central geographic position between Tuscany, Latium,  Le Marche,  Emilia-Romagna and Abruzzi.  Characterized by mountains,  gentle rolling green hills, forests, tumbling rivers and fertile valleys, beautiful lakes and spectacular waterfalls, and still uncontaminated nature,  it is often called  “ the green heart of Italy”. It is also called “ the  mystical Umbria” or  “ La terra dei santi” –  the land of saints, after the hundreds of saints born here, as the two fathers of  Western monasticism, St Francis and St Benedict, and also St Valentine. St. Francis’s hometown, Assisi  is  UNESCO World Heritage site. Umbrian  Medieval,  walled hilltop towns offer  a mix of  history, superb art and culture that pair  with its fine food, wine and the extraordinary abilities of the local craftsmen. Just a short drive from Fiumicino apt. and from Rome, this region is an ideal MICE destination  offering a large choice of special MICE settings for meetings, conventions, seminars:  big, modern hotels which can host a large number of participants for conferences, seminars, products’ launches and an array of beautiful epoch villas, convents, castles  turned into 5 star or 4 star deluxe hotels, provided with versatile meeting and conference spaces,  ideal for small corporate meetings or training days.  In Umbria you can combine business meeting with a mix of nature, culture, sport and teambuilding activities, and gourmet experiences. Perugia,  Umbria’s main city of Etruscan origin,  is vibrant cultural center famous for its International  Jazz and Chocolate festivals. To fully enjoy its cosmopolitan atmosphere a good choice is the 5 star deluxe Hotel Brufani Palace, situated in a unique hilltop location within city’s historical center,  at  short walk to the main historical sites. Open in 1884, has hosted through a hundred and twenty years of its story many illustrious guests including the Queen Mother and Prince Albert of Monaco, and today will delight your guests with the archaeological wonders which make this hotel unique, a swimming pool and a SPA, excellent meeting facilities and refined regional dishes prepared by the skilled hands of an experienced chef.  Click Here for more information! In San Martino in Campo, near Perugia,  is located the  4 star sup. hotel  Alla Posta Dei  Donini,  hosted  in a seventeenth century villa with frescoed rooms. The hotel is surrounded by over 20,000 square meters of the most extraordinary botanical park  and offers  elegant rooms,  outdoor swimming pool,  meeting rooms, restaurant and all the necessary space to organize many team building activities incl. ” hands-on” cookery sessions. A stone throw from the hotel there are the celebrated Lungarotti  winery, Wine Museum,  a world class private collection of historical artifacts that document wine civilization,  and a very interesting Olive Oil Museum.  A short drive from hotel it is possible to experience rafting or canyoning, to have a quad adventure,  to participate in a truffle hunt or  just to enjoy a shopping tour to buy world’s best cashmere,  beautiful pottery,  embroidery and lace,  or  to have a gourmet tour to sample some of Umbria most tasty products as cheeses, salamis, hams and cold cuts, superb wines, legumes and cereals cultivated here since the Etruscan times. Click here for more information!

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