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Local Activities

Please find below a list of some of the activities that are available in the local area:


The Antognolla Golf Course is set amidst the 600 hectare Antognolla estate in the heart of Umbria, a 5 minute drive from Chiese del Carmine. This championship golf course offers golfers of all abilities the opportunity to play on an expertly designed course, giving a true test of skill and judgement.

The driving range is the perfect place to warm up before a round or just for working on your short game. The driving range is available for keen golfers seven days a week from 9am to 8pm.

Facilities include:

  • club hire
  • buggy and trolley hire
  • changing room with showers.

The range facilities include, 250 m range, outdoor bays, and target greens.

In addition, a practice area is available including putting green, pitching area and sand bunkers.

There is a clubhouse and bar, including a sun-drenched terrace which provides the perfect place to relax with a drink after your round and there is also a high quality restaurant.


Tennis is available at a nearby court by arrangement.


In the near vicinity there are a number of riding stables where you can book a riding lesson or go for a ride in the countryside.


The valley of Chiesa del Carmine is ideal for a leisurely one or two-hour walk in the unspoilt countryside of our valley.

We can also provide maps and details of a number of walks in this area that vary in length and difficulty.

Alternatively, we can give you details of local guides who arrange day walks, for example across Mount Subasio or the area around Lake Trasimeno.


Chiesa del Carmine is only 20 minutes drive from Lake Trasimeno which offers a vast array of activities. Water sports include:

  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Water-skiing

Alternatively, you can visit one of the three islands on the lake, Isola Minore, Isola Maggiore and Isola Polvere. These can be visited by ferry from a number of the towns around the lake and offer the opportunity to visit museums of local crafts and historical buildings. Or you can just enjoy wandering in the national parks, discovering the local flora and fauna.

There are nine public beaches on the islands or around the lake where you can sunbathe or swim in the shallow water of the lake.

For children one of the best beaches is at Tuoro, as there are lots of child facilities including playgrounds, ball pits, trampolines, etc. There is a small beach with shallow water that is perfect for little ones to splash around in.



Activities for children


Tavernelle Water Park

This is an excellent water park about a 45 mins drive from Chiesa Del Carmine which is open all summer. It has 4 pools, including a very shallow child pool with acqua slides and diving boards.

Citta Della Domenica Zoo

A wonderful zoo/adventure land on the outskirts of Perugia. It features both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for families with young children.  See the website for more information.

Ramba Zamba – Indoor Play Centre

A large indoor play centre located on the outskirts of Assisi in Santa Maria Degli Angeli. There is a very nice restaurant and bar and activities to keep children and adults happy for hours. Open Monday to Saturday 2pm – 9pm and Sunday 10am – 9pm. See the website  for more information. Tel: 0758042800

Frassasi Caves

The caves are open all year round and a visit can last approx. one hour. The caves consist of an immense cavern and a series of large chambers, tunnels, wells and labyrinths that snake for 13 km.  Stalactites formed over thousands of years have entwined themselves to create stunning reflections on the surface of the water, and take on bizarre shapes.

The caves are approx 80 km from Chiesa Del Carmine See the website for more information.

Parco Del Sole Wildlife Park

‘Parco del Sole’ is a wildlife park that spreads out on a ‘route’ of about 4 km along a river. There are about 300 species, and you can find a full range of services (bar and dining area, games area, football field, volleyball field, bowls field, picnic area) that will allow you to spend relaxing hours with the family.

See the website for more information. Tel:  075 870 7308

Directions: The park is situated just off the E45 south of Deruta, which is approximately a 40 minute drive from Chiesa Del Carmine

Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum

Chocolate lovers can take a trip to the nearby Perugina chocolate factory, visit the museum and take a guided tour of the factory.

Tel: 075 5276796