The Umbria Region of Italy is located in the central part of the country. Umbria is a small region and the only one in central Italy without a coastline. Umbria is a region with lots to visit and explore but is not as well know due to the hotel facilities and road and rail links, mass tourism still tends to pass it by. This makes the Umbria region a perfect active vacation destination, ideal for visitors seeking the beauties of unspoilt Nature plus medieval and Renaissance art.
Umbria Region includes Lake Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake. The area still has the remains of Etruscan settlements, particularly around Castiglione del Lago, where the loveliness of the natural landscape combines with the romanticism and stillness of the lake. In the souther part of the region is the Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls near Terni, some of the most beautiful in Europe. The waters rush into the River Nera with a spectacular 165 m (541 ft) drop, and are surrounded by lush vegetation a great spot for sports lovers who enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and rafting.
Throughout the Umbria region you find historical hill towns, like Carsulae is an ancient Roman town traversed by the ancient Via Flaminia. Assisi the town of Saint Francis, Todi, Bevagna, and Spello. Those exploring by foot or bicycle will find surprises in the regions unique landscape, example being 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.
Italy is one of the most diverse places in the world to visit but there is more to the country then Venice, Florence, Roma, Cinque Terre and a couple of other top attractions. If you plan you days well and understand how to move around within the country you can a great cost effective vacation full of activity, history, culture, and great food and wine. Contact us to get the insights to travel in Italy. We offer:
Umbria offers some great bike riding and walking in the region. There is even one of hte better climbing destinations within the region.