Experience Umbria

Umbria, the green hart of Italy

A magical green region of central Italy without a coastline, which is bounded on the east by the mountains of the Apennines that gradually turn into a lovely hilly landscape largely bordering Tuscany.

The green valleys vary within their harmonious beauty. The great valley of the Tiber (Valle del Tevere), which runs as far as Rome to get into the sea cuts Umbria from north to south in two parts. There is the fertile valley through which the rivers Chiascio (Valdichiascio) and Topino flows between Gubbio and Foligno. The Nera valley (Valnerina), with its wealth of typical places located in unspoiled scenery east of Spoleto. But the Umbrian countryside is also home to beautiful lakes surrounded by rolling countryside. Thus, Lake Trasimeno (Lago Trasimeno), the largest lake in central Italy. This lake bordering Tuscany is popular with water sports enthusiasts with its various beaches and is important for fishing. The romantically situated Lake Piediluco is located in southern Umbria and is known for its many international rowing competitions which are held annually. Also in the south is the largest waterfall in Italy: Marmore.

Another special attraction are the many natural resources. The best known is the source of Clitunno (Fonte di Clitunno) near Trevi and Spoleto. But would you really get away from all the beaten path and discover the unspoiled nature, away from the more tourist sites, then take the road to and from Norcia to Castelluccio. You will come across the 1500 meter high lying plateau Piano Grande (usually pronounced Pian Grande). Piano Grande stretches over approximately 8 kilometers to the Sibillini with its mountains up to 2500 meters altitude. Especially in May this plateau is a feast for the eye with its wildflowers.