Umbria... the reasons to visit
Known as the Green Heart of Italy, Umbria is a crossroads of history and culture, the Italian peninsula’s artistic centre of gravity.
It's the land where artists like Perugino, Pinturicchio, Benozzo Gozzoli, Giotto, Cimabue, Luca Signorelli and Filippo Lippi, as well as contemporary artists like Alberto Burri, came to work and left behind important masterpieces. The land that attracted painters such as Turner and Corot.
Places that still retain their charm, along with their folklore, cultural events, historical theatres and territorial museums.
The traditions of craftsmanship (ceramics, pottery, wrought iron, wood, weaving and embroidery) establish themselves as art forms, as well as local economic realities.
And yet another of Umbria’s jewels lies in its culinary tradition. Extra virgin olive oil, wines, cheeses, truffles, and typical pork products available in any season.
Nature lovers will find beautiful and untouched places perfect for leisure or sports activities: parks and nature reserves, forests, lake islands, mountains, parks, springs, hot springs, caves and streams.
In Umbria, there’s something to be discovered around every corner: every village and every old farmhouse is rich in tradition, history, culture and art, influenced by the beautiful places of worship that have given rise to the most important mystical figures in the history of Western Christianity.
The itineraries that we propose on this website are meant as a concise guide to help visitors discover the territory of Umbria, as well as the Museums that house its most precious treasures.