Umbria, one of 20 regions that make up Italy, lies serenely between the cities of Florence and Rome. Although these two tourist meccas might only be a 2 hour train ride from the borders of Umbria, it's worlds apart in so many ways.
When you travel to Umbria you'll undoubtedly experience the Italy that fires the imagination of artists and romantics:
• ancient hill towns and rosy-stone villages
• gently rolling hills in countless shades of green
• vineyards and olive groves that seem to stretch beyond the horizon.
But more than that you'll experience what defines Umbria as positively special in a country that's regarded as both the epitome of natural beauty and a temple to the creative accomplishments of its inhabitants:
• honest and kind people proudly maintaining ancient traditions
• a simple cuisine that transforms native vegetables, fruits and meats into culinary delights
• a mystical sense of somehow being closer to the divine.
In other words, to truly experience the authentic Italy sought by so many, you must experience Umbria.
On a street in Spello