Region of Umbria

 

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Umbria - The gentle green land of the Saints: this is the native country of Saint Francis and Saint Clare -Assisi-, Saint Benedict -Norcia-, Saint Rita -Cascia-, The mystical land that inspired Jacopone da Todi, Perugino, Pinturicchio.  

 

Perugia is the capital city of the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber river, and the capital of the province of Perugia. At Perugia see the Palazzo dei Priori, Fontana Maggiore, the University for Foreigners.


  

   
   

 

In the province, visit Gubbio, Spoleto (famed for the Festival of Two Worlds), Foligno, Todi, Citta di Castello, the Springs of Clitumnus, and the sacred towns of Assisi, Norcia and Cascia.   In Terni province, visit Orvieto, perhaps the most beautiful cathedral of Italy, and the Marmore Falls, Natural mineral waters at Sangemini.  Handicrafts include Deruta pottery and ceramics, embroidery and wrought iron.  In recent years the Jazz Festival in Perugia is among the best known in Europe.   The Umbrian school of art occupies a prominent place in the history of Italian art. 

 

Norcia's black truffles and Perugia's confectionery are a delight to the palate, while the classic wine of the region is Orvieto.

 

  
  
 
 

 

 

 
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