Umbria

Umbria is a unique land, the only Italian region that is landlocked, strategically located midway between Rome and Florence. This isolation has mitigated external influences, resulting in the unusual survival of many of Italy's old-world traditions.

A brief history about Umbria

Located in central Italy, Umbria's name originates from the Umbri, an ancient tribe who arrived in the area around the 6th century BC. They prospered early, developing civilized towns to the east of the region, including Spoleto, Città di Castello, and the renowned Assisi. Several conquests followed: the Etruscans, the Romans, the Lombards, the dominance of the Papal States, the Kingdom of Italy, and finally In 1946, Umbria was integrated into the Italian Republic as a region with the two provinces of Perugia and Terni. However, throughout the centuries, Umbria has always remained a collection of serene historical villages, rich traditions, and spectacular scenery in its hills, mountains, valleys.

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Umbria today

The green landlocked heart of the country, Umbria is a traditional treasure dating from the Middle Ages. Bucolic green hills, historic terra cotta-topped villages with its churches and castles, and fertile vineyards epitomize Umbria perfectly. Most of Umbria’s towns are very small: the exception is its sophisticated capital city of Perugia, with its elegant inhabitants, chic sidewalk cafes, trendy boutiques, and famous jazz concerts in July. Umbrians are very justifiably proud of their abundant, lavish regional gastronomy: truffles from its woods, lamb from the mountains, trout from its rivers, and delicious Montefalco Sagrantino wine.