People tend to think of Italy as a summer destination, but all four
seasons at Villa Cappella have their own simple pleasures:

Spring is glorious for wild flowers, spring festivals, migratory birds, fruit blossoms, wild asparagus, warm days. Easter is a very special time for religious festivals. March and early April can be rainy, but May is a wondrous month on the Altopiano.

Summer is characterized by cloudless skies, cool nights, butterflies, flowering linden and magnolia, food festivals, cycling, horseback riding, gliding, the Torre Alfina Blues Festival, swimming, fireworks and abundant fresh produce. In June, Jude and Rich make nocino (walnut liqueur). On the night of San Lorenzo (August 15th) shooting stars provide the entertainment.

Autumn brings glorious shades of burnt orange and carpets of green, mushroom picking, wild boar hunting, scenic drives, the chestnut festival, the fig and grape harvests, wine tasting and magical mists. September and October are stunning months.

Winter at Villa Cappella is a time for roasting chestnuts by the fire, pizza parties and comfort food, Christmas music, nativity scenes, the olive harvest, thermal baths and the Umbria Winter Jazz Festival in Orvieto. On warm dry days, it is even possible to have lunch on the terrace.

Festivals and Sagre (Food extravaganzas)