To see and to do
Visiting Umbria, one of Italy’s greenest regions, is an exciting experience with its breathtaking countryside views, through rolling countryside, quaint hilltop towns, monasteries and castles mark the landscape of this region.
The tipical landscape is very close to Tuscany, with hills and a lot of tuscan cypress trees but a few of stuff that you can definitely not find in Tuscany such as: the Trasimeno Lake, the Sibillini (Sibylline) Mountains National Park, the Franciscan Path of Peace, the Marmore’s Falls and maybe more…
Umbria, with its medieval hamlets on the top of the hills and spindly cypress trees
The regional capital is Perugia, a cosmopolitan town with an impressive Etruscan architecture and Roman sites. But the identity of Umbria is made from small medieval hamlets on the top of the hills that you can find everywhere. Among the best known Umbrian towns you can count Città della Pieve (at the border with Tuscany), Norcia, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Città della Pieve, Todi, Gubbio and – of course – Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, each town revealing an incredible wealth of art treasures, many of which dating back to the Middle Ages and laden with local handicrafts.
Umbria, with its folklore festivals, gastronomic traditions, local flavours and wines
Umbria is also al lot of folklore festivals such as the “Palio dei Terzieri” in Città della Pieve, the “Quintana” in Foligno, the Celebration for Santa Rita in Cascia, the “Giochi de le Porte” in Gualdo Tadino and last but not least the “Corsa dei Ceri” in Gubbio which dates back to 1160. Morover, in Umbria there are also much younger events but very well known as well worldwide such as Umbria Jazz and Eurochocolate, both in Perugia city.
Furthermore Umbria is a spectacle of nature with a proud gastronomic tradition. Evenings in Umbria could be spent in a combination of comfortable hotels and country-houses specially chosen for their local flavour and classic cuisine.
- Itineraries in Umbria