With its unspoiled, verdant countryside, Umbria is known as the ‘Green Heart’ of Italy.
Located in the centre of Italy, bordering Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche, Umbria enjoys glorious, unspoiled countryside consisting of rolling, forested hills, vast grassy meadows, sunflower fields, olive groves, glassy lakes and deep valleys. Picturesque medieval villages dot the landscape.
This tranquil region offers visitors a gorgeous, clean, natural environment, as well as medieval art and architecture, and many sites of historical interest.
Cities worth exploring include the region’s capital, Perugia, one of Italy’s best preserved medieval towns, Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, Lake Trasimeno with its wide variety of water sports, and Orvieto, Spoleto, and Gubbio, with their abundant artistic and architectural treasures.