Under the Umbrian Sun

To me, Umbria is a low-key version of Tuscany. It is still possible to find a medieval hilltop village without the overflowing tour buses, restaurants with no “touristico menu”, and vineyards that aren’t concerned with the wine tours. For me, the best part was the yellow fields of glowing sunflowers, dotting the countryside like a patchwork quilt. At the beginning of our Italy tour, I was told that this iconic symbol of wine country wasn’t yet in season, so it was a wonderful gift to see these stunning flowers on my last days!