Umbria, Italy View PDF article Dubbed the ‘Italian Hogwarts’, a stay at this period palazzo opens your eyes to the picturesque hills and valleys of Umbria, one of Italy’s hidden gems. Nestled in the medieval hamlet of San Gemini, once a Roman settlement, the setting is a treasure trove of history and culture. The villa comfortably houses 20 guests. Private chefs, tours and a number of activities such as truffle hunting, cycling, cooking lessons and white water rafting can be arranged through tour operator Tuscany Now & More. The Arnaldo Caprai vineyard is not to be missed, where visitors can taste wine made from the ‘sacred’ Sagrantino grapes.