Renowned as the green heart of Italy, Umbria boasts everything that its neighbour Tuscany possesses, plus a few gorgeous extras.
The winding green valleys have always created a series of perfectly untouched landscapes, characterising a region that never seizes to impress. Although this region isn't famous for its iconic cities, it's more humble appeal includes the likes of far more intimate hillside towns and villages like Orvieto, Todi and Perugia.
Each one has enough to keep you occupied for at least or day and they any of them are situated within close vicinity of each other. This means your Umbria tour can be highly manageable and promises you will never have to spend too much time on the road. Cypress topped hills and olive groves contribute to much of the pastoral scenery here and the agriculture in this region helps to define a very unique and delicious local cuisine.
The largest lake in the central part of the country, Lake Trasimeno, is located here and the natural landscape creates a spellbinding and romantic setting when combined with the stillness of this water body. The waterfalls of Cascate delle Marmore near Terni are regarded as some of the most visually resplendent in Europe and while surrounded by lush vegetation, the local area of water is a haven for lovers of canoeing, kayaking and other water sports enthusiasts.