Umbria, Known as the “green heart of the country”, you will be won over by the medieval architecture, the cuisine, and the people. Assisi: Assisi is a hill town in central Italy’s Umbria region. It was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181–1226) and the town’s historic core is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its streets are littered with Roman, Romanesque, Gothic and medieval treasures, among them some of the finest artworks in the world. Perugia: As Umbria’s provincial capital, Perugia is often overlooked, but its scenic tableau of cobbled lanes, Gothic palazzos, medieval churches and timeless arches and stairways makes it well worth a visit. Perugia is also a university town and its large international student population means that the cafes, bars and restaurants are always lively. Additionally, there are annual chocolate and jazz festivals and a hidden underground city you can explore. Orvieto: Orvieto is a small city perched on a rock cliff in Umbria, Italy. Duomo di Orvieto, dating from 1290, has a mosaic facade and houses a marble Pietà sculpture. Lake Trasimeno : Lake Trasimeno is a lake in the province of Perugia, in the Umbria region of Italy on the border with Tuscany. The lake is south of the river Po and north of the nearby river Tiber, has a surface area of 128 km².The entire lake is a designated regional park, the largest in Umbria, with perch and pike, migratory birds, and ducks and cormorants. Water sports include boating, fishing, swimming, windsurfing and SUP are popular, but so is bird watching. You can also hop a ferry to Isola Maggiore— it's a great place for lunch and a stroll and the novelty of taking a ferry in Umbria. Spello: Spello is an ancient town and commune of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Subasio. The densely inhabited town, built with stone, retains its medieval aspect; the town is enclosed in a circuit of medieval walls built on Roman foundations, including three Roman Late Antique gates. Beyond the town proper, the comune's chief monuments are the church of San Silvestro at Collepino, and the church of the Madonna della Spella with late-medieval votive frescoes and graffiti. Todi: Todi is a hilltop town in Umbria, Italy. Among the medieval buildings framing the central Piazza del Popolo are the People’s Palace and the Captain’s Palace. The latter houses the Civic Museum and Gallery. Beneath the square are 2 Roman cisterns, part of a series of subterranean tunnels and wells dating from as far back as the 2nd century B.C. The facade of the centuries-old Todi Cathedral features a rose window. Mantignana: The village of Mantignana belongs to the municipality of Corciano, in the province of Perugia, region Umbria. The village of Mantignana is 3.7 kilometers from the same town of Corciano to whom it belongs. Gubbio: Gubbio is a medieval town in central Italy. Its Colle Eletto cable car climbs to Mount Ingino, with the 5-naved Sant’Ubaldo Basilica and views of the Apennines Mountains. In town, Gubbio Cathedral contains 16th-century paintings and a baroque chapel. Inside the Gothic Consoli Palace, with its crenellated top, is the Civic Museum. Displays here include the Iguvine Tablets, 7 bronze slabs with ancient inscriptions. Spoleto: At the green heart of Umbria, Spoleto is a perfect base for exploring the nearby towns of Todi, Assisi, Perugia, Spello, Montefalco and Orvieto. The eye-catching 80-meter-high 13th century Roman medieval aqueduct and bridge (il Ponte delle Torre) which connects the San'Elia hill with Monte Luco greets your arrival, and as far as typical Italian towns go, this place definitely has a truly elegant feel; pretty shops and restaurants serve black truffle and red wine from Montefalco. The most popular TV soap in Italy, Don Matteo, is filmed in Spoleto because it is considered to be THE purest of all the Italian cities.
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