Umbria is located in the heart of the peninsula and is a region of outstanding natural beauty where you can discover many picturesque villages. Far away from the sea, the region has a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers. Each town and village, church or square of this region tells us the story of a glorious past. The villages and towns jealously keep treasures of artistic and cultural heritage as well as craftsmen’s tradition.
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What to see
Going through Umbria is a journey on a territory that is testimony to an ancient culture where intertwined history, art and traditions of peoples and civilizations that have dominated it. Currently, this region is also home to important cultural events such as a famous Jazz festivals and film festivals. The most visited cities are Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Gubbio, Spoleto and Orvieto.
Do not miss the waterfalls of Marmore and Trasimeno Lake.
specialties Umbrian cuisine’s is like its land, simple but genuine, made in a very large part from agricultural products and high-value products such as olive oil, wine and truffles. Each area and village has its own typical dish that expresses the gastronomy traditions. The lake fishes, the hills and plains wines, the mountains sausages and dairy products, the desserts of the city, wherever there is something unique and original.
Umbria is a land of great traditions regarding hospitality and it offers a wide variety of accommodations to satisfy all needs. Famous for its beautiful landscape and nature Umbria is an interesting nature tourism destination. Therefore there is a wide range of charming cottages farm houses. Charming hotels in magical castles and historic residences all close to art cities such as Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Montefalco.
Craftwork is very popular in the all region; the narrow streets of every village are full with small workshops where craftsmen’s traditional techniques are passed on from century to century. These arts and crafts often are protagonist of events and festivals where it is worth buying handmade pottery, ceramics, weaving and gold articles.
Umbria events and festivals never stop. From January to December there are dozens of festivals, religious and historical traditional festivals, exhibitions and music festivals. Besides all this not to be missed, in all the cities of the territory you will find, bars restaurants and clubs to satisfy your mood.
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