• Umbria

    breathtaking tranquility in the heart of Italia











  • History

    Inhabited since the Stone Age, Umbria was the scene of the Battle of Sentino in 295 BC between the Roman army and an alliance of the Etruscans, Samnites, Senones and Umbrians. Part of the Duchy of Spoleto established by the Lombards, for centuries the territory was linked to the Papacy after Charlemagne's conquest. Saint Francis of Assisi was born here, giving rise to the Italian literary tradition and a new type of spirituality linked to fraternity, humility and poverty.


    Umbria enchants around every corner, boasting the greatest number of medieval villages in Italy, with centuries-old fortresses, including the imposing Rocca Paolina, commissioned by Pope Paul III as a symbol of papal power over the ancient city of Perugia.


    The Valnerina, home to Vallo di Nera, also known as the Nera Valley, is a picturesque region located in the southern part of the Umbria region in central Italy. It is characterized by its deep, narrow valley carved by the Nera River, surrounded by lush green hills and rugged mountains. The name "Valnerina" is derived from "Valle della Nera," which translates to the "Valley of the Nera."


    Umbria is the only region in peninsular Italy not washed by the sea, though it still has bountiful water. The Marmore Falls are a magical place where the Velino river meets the Nera river. Nearby, you can admire Lake Piediluco and spend hours relaxing or enjoying sports on its shores. The largest lake in the region is Lake Trasimeno, surrounded by delightful villages like Castiglione del Lago and Passignano sul Trasimeno.

    The quiet, traditional medieval town of Città della Pieve is home to the narrowest alleyway in Italy and some of the most renowned works by painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino, between the Cathedral of the Saints Gervasio and Protasio and the Palazzo della Corgna.


    If you are looking for truly unique places, don’t miss Spoleto, with its majestic late-14th-century Rocca Albornoziana, a medieval fortress on the top of the Hill of Saint Elia, and Castelluccio di Norcia, one of the highest settlements in the Apennines. In early summer, visitors flock here to enjoy the unique spectacle of the tree blossoming.


    Venturing off the beaten track in Umbria's Valnerina, you'll discover hidden treasures and untouched natural beauty. This secluded valley in Umbria offers pristine hiking trails, remote medieval hamlets, and breathtaking waterfalls, providing an authentic and tranquil escape from the crowds of more popular tourist destinations. Explore the Valnerina to experience the serenity and unspoiled charm of this lesser-known Italian gem.


    Scheggino, an enchanting jewel of Umbria, proudly holds the title of Italy's truffle capital. In the heart of the village, a truffle museum
    in the picturesque square pays homage to this esteemed delicacy, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the world of truffles while
    surrounded by timeless beauty and heritage.


    Norcia sits in the middle of a valley by the Sordo River near the Sibillini Mountains, a beautiful backdrop. But Norcia is known for more than its surroundings; it's believed to produce some of the best pork products in Italy.


    In the comune of Campello sul Clitunno, you can immerse yourself in the poetic nature park of the Fonti del Clitunno, fed by underground springs that flow naturally from cracks in the rock.


    Various cultural events and festivals are held throughout the year, including religious processions, historical reenactments, and traditional celebrations that provide insight into the rich cultural heritage, local traditions, and ancient customs of the region's villages.

  • Umbria 

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