About Central Italy

What’s Umbria like?
Living in Umbria can only be described as half way between earth and heaven. The friendly people, great weather, food, wine, scenery, history and architecture create an intoxicating mix.
Umbria, known as ‘The Green Heart of Italy’, is a rich tapestry of vineyards, olive groves, fields of sunflowers, wooded hills and snow-capped mountains interspersed with tiny hill-top towns and great places to visit such as Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Deruta, Orvieto, Todi, Lake Trasimeno, the Marmore Falls and many, many others. Even Rome, Siena, Florence and both coasts are all within an easy day trip by car or on Italy’s reliable and inexpensive train and bus network.
The history and architecture is legendary and one of Italy’s main problems is what to restore next! Etruscan tombs often ‘appear’ during road building.
Add to this a wonderful climate, world famous food, great wines and the friendliest of people and you have an incomparable place to visit and, who knows, you may, as we did, fall so much in love with Umbria you even come to live here!
Click here to visit the Umbria website.
Capital: Perugia
Area: 8,456 sq km