Umbria

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Umbria

Overview

Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the Tiber River. The regional…

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Assisi (1)
Assisi (1)

Assisi

Coordinates: 43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor

Cascata delle Marmore (1)
Cascata delle Marmore (1)

Cascata delle Marmore

Coordinates: 42° 33′ 6″ N, 12° 42′ 55″ E

The Cascata delle Marmore (Marmore’s Falls) is a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans. Its total height is 165 m, making it one of the tallest in Europe. Of its 3 sections, the top one is the tallest, at 83 m. It is located 7.7 km from …

Citta della Pieve (1)
Citta della Pieve (1)

Citta della Pieve

Coordinates: 42° 57′ 11″ N, 12° 0′ 13″ E

Citta della Pieve, a municipality in the Province of Perugia, is located about 50 km of Perugia. Some Etruscan tombs have been found in the neighbourhood.

Corciano (1)
Corciano (1)

Corciano

Coordinates: 43° 7′ 41″ N, 12° 17′ 15″ E

Corciano is town in the Italian region Umbria, located about 8 km west of Perugia. The earliest traces of human presence (some fragments of flint tools on blades and fragments of vases turned into dough) date back to Neolithic times. The discovery…

Foligno (1)
Foligno (1)

Foligno

Coordinates: 42° 57′ 22″ N, 12° 42′ 11″ E

Foligno was founded by Umbrians in the pre-Roman period (probably 8th century BC). It was conquered by the Romans after the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC, receiving the name of Fulginiae from the ancient cult of the goddess Fulginia. Foligno

La Scarzuola (1)
La Scarzuola (1)

La Scarzuola

Coordinates: 42° 53′ 55″ N, 12° 9′ 10″ E

Near the small town of Montegiove are the Franciscan Monastery and the gardens of La Scarzuola. The convent was founded by St Francis in 1218 and is situated in a wooded area. The church has an interesting fresco; it is one of the earliest…

Narni (1)
Narni (1)

Narni

Coordinates: 42° 31′ 19″ N, 12° 30′ 49″ E

Narni is an ancient hill town at an altitude of 240 m. It overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni. The area around Narni was already inhabited in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, as attested by finds in some of the…

Orvieto (2)
Orvieto (2)

Orvieto

Coordinates: 42° 43′ 1″ N, 12° 6′ 46″ E

Orvieto is a city in Province of Terni situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive…

Panicale (2)
Panicale (2)

Panicale

Coordinates: 43° 1′ 45″ N, 12° 5′ 56″ E

Panicale is a village in the region Umbria, located about 25 km south-west of Perugia.

Perugia (1)
Perugia (1)

Perugia

Coordinates: 43° 6′ 45″ N, 12° 23′ 23″ E

Perugia is the capital of the region of Umbria in central Italy, near the Tiber River. The city symbol is the griffin, which can be seen in the form of plaques and statues on buildings around the city. Perugia is a notable artistic centre of Italy

Polino (1)
Polino (1)

Polino

Coordinates: 42° 35′ 5″ N, 12° 50′ 34″ E

Polino, a village in the Italian region Umbria, is located about 70 km south-east of Perugia and about 15 km east of Terni.

Vallo di Nera (1)
Vallo di Nera (1)

Vallo di Nera

Coordinates: 42° 45′ 17″ N, 12° 51′ 49″ E

Vallo di Nera is a village in the region Umbria, located about 60 km south-east of Perugia.

Description

Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the Tiber River. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is appreciated for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and influence on high culture. The region is characterised by sweet and green hills and historical towns such as Assisi (a UNESCO World Heritage Site associated with St Francis of Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan sites, with works by Giotto and Cimabue), Norcia (the hometown of St Benedict), Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Citta di Castello, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Castiglione del Lago, Passignano sul Trasimeno and other charming towns and small cities.

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