In Umbria a 215 kilometer itinerary around Perugia is accessible for motorbikes through secondary and dirt roads that flank lakes, historic cities, hills and small valleys. It is suitable for any type of motorcycle, preferably for an enduro. If keeping yourself out of private properties, which are clearly marked, no one will be upset even if you are riding on smaller tracks – given that you are respecting everyone else with less horsepower!
We were staying in Prato di Sotto, an ancient olive mill from the15th century, lovingly restored by the owner, Penny Radford, and furnished with her personal collection of kilim rugs and antiques from around the world.
Our studio in Prato di Sotto
Penny is the good soul of this exceptional place and she will make everything she can in order to make you feel comfortable like at home, organizing some food if you are arriving late or she will organize bread, eggs from the local farmers. And there is this 15m infinity pool where you can chill out after a long day in the saddle.
Infinity pool in Prato di Sotto
If you are into some sight seeing, Umbria will not let you down either. There are so many cultural and historical important and interesting places in the surrounding of Perugia that it will take you a couple of years to see them all. Being beginners we started with Spello, a medieval town with roots in the roman empire, but still densely populated which gives it a very special „flair“. And there are many nice osterias and restaurants where you get some typical Umbrian food.
Alley in Spello
There are many more places that are waiting to be discovered, if you are not sure what to choose next, ask Penny. As a professional in arts history she will be more than happy to give you some advice no matter wether it is about historical places or restaurants. At the end of a 2 weeks stay in Prato di Sotto we‘re sure that we will be back soon.