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Umbria 

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An old codex with San Francis Assisi Umbria Italy
A boat in Trasimeno Lake Umbria Italy
Facade of Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
Wildflowers in Castelluccio di Norcia Umbria Italy
An Alley in Assisi Umbria Italy
View of Castelluccio di Norcia Umbria Italy
A welcoming fireplace in a farmhouse in Umbria Italy
Hand made ceramic in Umbria Italy
Rafting in River Nera Umbria Italy
Marmore Falls near Terni Umbria Italy
View of Trasimeno Lake Umbria Italy
Sunset on Trasimeno Lake Umbria Italy
Roasted pork from Umbria Italy
Extra virgin olive oil from Umbria Italy
A deli shop in Norcia Umbria Italy
Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
Fresh pressed extra virgin olive oil from Umbria Italy
The lower basilica of Saint Francis Assisi Umbria Italy
Eremo delle Carceri in Assisi Umbria Italy
A view of Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi Umbria Italy
Approaching Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi Umbria Italy
Saint Francis Basilica by night Assisi Umbria Italy
The Square in Assisi in Umbria Italy
Arts and Crafts in Gubbio Umbria Italy
A fountain in Gubbio Umbria Italy
The Ceri festival in Gubbio Umbria Italy
A souvenir shop in Gubbio Umbria Italy
A view of Gubbio Umbria Italy
Ducal Palace courtyard in Gubbio Umbria Italy
The Crossbow Palio in Gubbio Umbria Italy
Flag flyers in Gubbio Umbria Italy
Typical black truffle from Umbria Italy
An old handwritten book in Gubbio Umbria Italy
Roman city gate in Gubbio Umbria Italy
A detail of a Roman mosaic in Umbria Italy
The lunette of Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
A detail of Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
Decoration of Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
Town hall in Orvieto Umbria Italy
A building in Orvieto Umbria Italy
A view of Orvieto Umbria Italy
A gothic church door in Perugia Umbria Italy
A typical street in Perugia Umbria Italy
San Giovenale Church in Orvieto Umbria Italy
San Giovanni cloister in Orvieto Umbria Italy
San Giovanni church in Orvieto Umbria Italy
San Lorenzo church door in Orvieto Umbria Italy
A fresco from Orvieto Umbria Italy
Saint Patrick's well in Orvieto Umbria Italy
A view of the Orvieto Cathedral Umbria Italy
A church cloister in Umbria Italy
The Volumni ipogeum in Perugia Umbria Italy
The major fountain in Perugia Umbria Italy
The restored Major Fountain in Perugia Umbria Italy
Arc of Druso in Spoleto Italy
Spoleto The Two Worlds Festival Umbria Italy
Spoleto Cathedral Umbria Italy
Detail of Spoleto Cathedral Umbria Italy
The Roman Theater in Spoleto Umbria Italy
Towers Bridge in Spoleto Umbria Italy
The Two Worlds Festival in Spoleto Umbria Italy
Saint Isaac Crypt in Spoleto Umbria Italy

Umbria

This description page of Umbria, region Of Italy, will guide you in planning your trip to Italy and help you to find useful travel information about this Italian Region.

 

Known as the "green heart of Italy" Umbria is celebrated for its rustic countryside and historic hill towns of pinkish gray stone. It echoes the Middle Ages with a profusion of Medieval villages, castles, and monasteries.

 

Today, the old towns are Umbria's chief glory. In Perugia, the region's capital, and the smaller centers of Gubbio, Montefalco, and Todi, you'll discover numerous Romanesque churches, civic palaces, and endless medieval nooks and crannies. Spoleto, blends medieval monuments with Roman remains and some of Italy's oldest churches. In Orvieto, Etruscan remains abound, and one of Italy's finest Romanesque-Gothic cathedrals perches on a high plateau.

Assisi is one of Umbria's most famous towns and one of its loveliest. The burial place of St. Francis, the Basilica di San Francesco, was begun in 1228. Over the next century its Upper and Lower Churches were decorated by the foremost artists of their day, among them Giotto, whose frescoes on the Life of St. Francis are some of the most renowned in Italy.

 

Umbria is the smallest region in Italy and entirely landlocked, but that does not limit the landscape. Umbria's countryside can be as compelling as its towns, from the mountainous splendor of the Monti Sibillini national park (best reached from Norcia) to the gentler countryside of the Valnerina and the beaches of Lake Trasimeno.

Umbria's artistic spirit gives life today to the internationally acclaimed Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) and the Umbria Jazz Festival.

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