Umbria is the green heart of Italy. It is one of the few regions of Italy not touched by the sea but still offers beautiful waterside views and towns as it is home of Lake Trasimeno, one of the largest lakes in Italy. There are fabulous luxury hotels in castles and villas dotted throughout the region’s countless amazing ancient medieval towns perched on top of hills surrounded by vineyards and breathtaking rolling landscapes.
Umbra’s food tends to be 100% local and seasonal. Truffles and hand made fettuccine are must eats when in this region! It’s most famous grape, the Sagrantino grape, is dried to produce a semi sweet ruby red wine.
Umbria is synonymous with St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and towns such as Orvieto, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi and Spoleto, offer some of the finest medieval architecture in Italy. However medieval towns with amazing castles, churches, cathedrals and squares tend to be around every corner and each town is worth a visit as each has its own wow factor.
Airport nearby: Perugia, Rome, Bologna and Florence. Umbria is easily reached by train from Rome or Florence.