The green heart of Italy.

Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy. Centrally located, without a coastal section, it welcomes visitors with its hilly landscape. Umbria is also known as the region of love, since St. Valentine originated from Terni.

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Umbria is a region in central Italy, bordered by Tuscany in the northwest, Marche in the east and Lazio in the southwest. The capital of the region is Perugia, a city known for its chocolate and its university.

Umbria is a hilly region with gentle landscapes and picturesque towns, home to 858,812 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2022) living on 8,464.22 km². It is also one of the most sparsely populated regions in Italy, which has contributed to preserving its natural beauty. There are many medieval towns that are well preserved and have a rich history. These include Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio and Spoleto.

Despite its modest size, the region is rich in different dialects. Every dialect, be it Folignano, Perugino, Orvietano, Terniano, Narnese, Castellano, Eugubino and many others, also has small variations due to the mixture of cultures that have passed through this territory.

The region is also known for its art, culture and cuisine. There are many churches and works of art by artists such as Giotto, Perugino and Pinturicchio to visit. Umbrian cuisine is characterized by rural tradition and is known for dishes such as truffles, wild boar and handmade pasta.

Umbria is also a popular destination for nature lovers and hikers. There are many nature reserves and hiking trails, including the Monti Sibillini National Park and the Colfiorito Regional Park.

Umbria consists of two provinces, which we would like to introduce to you here.

Umbria is a region that offers a unique mixture of art, culture, nature and gastronomy.