This region comprises mainly hills, mountains, hollows and plains and extends along the Tiber’s central basin.
At the heart of the boot, it is the only region with no coastline.
It includes Lake Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake.
Perugia (regional capital) and Terni.
The charm of Umbria derives from its fusion of art, nature, peace and calm, the inspirations behind its various localities that comprise Renaissance masterpieces and small Medieval towns embedded in the hills.
The path of faith and spirituality – Via Francigena - follows the footprints of the region’s most celebrated citizens, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare, and St. Benedict of Norcia.
The famous “wine trails” instead satisfy the five senses by way of nature, taste, history and traditions – food and wine traditions and the old crafts of ceramics, glass and wood - typical artisan goods with ancient origins.
The Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls near Terni considered some of the most beautiful in Europe.
The waters dive into the River Nera with a spectacular 165 m (541 ft) drop, and are surrounded by lush vegetation.
Not far from Terni, not to miss out are two little gems: Carsulae is an ancient Roman town traversed by the ancient Via Flaminia, where important public buildings have been discovered; the Dunarobba Fossil Forest, a rare example of a forest that existed 3 million years ago, with very well-preserved tree trunks set in a lunar landscape.
The weather in Umbria depends a lot on the seasons. In summer it is warm and dry. Spring is warm and dry whilst Autumn might be a bit wet. Winters are generally cold.
Visitable all year around, we suggest Spring months or early Autumn (Sept and Oct) when temperatures are still mild.