• UMBRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
  • TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS IN UMBRIA
  • ETRUSCAN
  • OLIVE HARVEST
  • SIBILLINI
  • BLACK TRUFFLE
  • CASTELLUCCIO DI NORCIA
  • HISTORICAL MEMORIES
  • TRASIMENO LAKE
  • UMBRIAN VILLAGES
  • LAGO DI PILATO
Umbria

Umbria is known all over the world as the green heart of Italy thanks to the unique colours of the hills, valleys, grasses and slopes. It's sufficient to think that, during the month of June, the bloom of Castelluccio makes the Pian Grande a real Earthly Paradise. The paths, which are hidden in the green and which once were used for the transhumance, are the ideal place for people who love outdoor-sports.

Yet this region is still much more: René Schneider, who is professor of Art History at “La Sorbona”,  said that Umbrian soul “is scattered along the villages, sleeps in the old stones of the monuments and will be in the paintings and the frescos of the Umbrian masters forever”. Indeed it's not unusual to discover old villages and small towns in the green, which give tourists' soul a warm feeling thanks to their colours. 

Umbria is also the homeland of Francis of Assisi, Clare of Assisi and Rita of Cascia, who made this land the ideal place to be engrossed in prayer and meditation. Assisi and Cascia represent the two fires of this spiritual ellipse which is completed by Norcia, homeland of Benedict of Nursia, Terni and the patron saint Valentine and many others religious towns.

Water is also a fundamental element. People who want to link culture with art and tradition with well-being must visit Lake Trasimeno and its islands. The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore's Falls)  and the Tiber will also give tourists the most spectacular views of the whole world.

Art and unique colours, traditions of former times and outdoor-sports, spirituality and musical events: Umbria is this and much more: you must visit it at least once in your life!