Umbria in Italy is small and rural and famous for its stunning mountain towns, delicious food, culture and Roman history. Here are 5 reasons to visit Umbria, the green heart of Italy.
“Terribly beautiful” is how the marble waterfalls were described by the great English poet Lord Byron. At 165 meters, the falls are the highest in Umbria, Italy and Europe. They are not a gift of nature, but were built by the Romans in the 3rd century BC.
Marmore is one of the most popular places in Umbria. It attracts visitors not only from Italy, but from all over the world. The afternoon is a good time to see the falls on a sunny day; there is less mist.
The medieval City of Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis. It is the most visited city In Umbria and one of the most visited cities In Italy. The highest point Of Assisi is the Basilica of St. Francis. The basilica is divided into two large churches, the Upper Basilica and the lower Basilica. It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. No visit to Umbria is complete without having been to Assisi.
Piediluco is a small medieval village on the shores of the lake of the same name. An ideal destination for lovers of Sailing and Water skiing. International rowing competitions are held here and the sports facilities are used by athletes from all over Italy and the world.
Why not rent a pedal boat and go to Monte Caperno where you can hear your echo? Then relax on the small, well-kept beaches.
To date, truffles are a delicacy not only in Umbria, but throughout Italy. Norcia, 50 kilometers from Spoleto, has been the “truffle capital” of Umbria since Roman times. Truffle is the most famous and expensive ingredient in Italian cuisine. It is used to season a range of pasta and Risotto dishes.
All this explains why Umbria is one of the top rated regions in Italy when it comes to its cuisine.
The city of Spoleto is full of impressive Roman ruins. In ancient times, the city was popular as a summer vacation destination due to its cool climate and clean air from the surrounding forests. Head to Rocca Albornoz, where you can first admire the views of the beautiful Spoleto Valley and the Cathedral.