Travel guide Umbria

With cities full of art and history, a hilly countryside planted with cypresses, vineyards and olive trees, Monasteries, Hermitages, medieval towns, lakes and parks with many sport activities, a worldwide renown gastronomy offering among other black truffle and famous cold cuts, Umbria, also called the "new Tuscany" is a region of Central Italy where the authenticity, the nature, the traditions and the spirituality have been preserved. Discover Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Todi, the lake of trasimeno, the Sibylline Mountains park and "Le Marmore" waterfalls. Visit excellent wineries and taste famous red or white wines the likes of Sagrantino, rosso di Montefalco or Orvieto classic
Perugia is one of the major art cities of Umbria. Discover its majestic Palace of the Priors (Palazzo dei Priori), the college of the Exchange (Collegio del Cambio) with the frescoes of Pietro Vannucci, known as the "Perugino", the academy of Fine Arts and its National Gallery where innumerable Umbrian masterpieces are kept, the gothic cathedral, the international festival of jazz, the Etruscan and Medieval city walls and the picturesque atmosphere of the many alleys of the historic centre.
Lake of Trasimeno
The lake of Trasimeno and its islands are a true natural paradise, house of wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers. The northern side is surrounded by hills gently sloping and planted with olive trees, vineyards and sunflowers. Many beautiful medieval towns are scattered around the shores of the lake; visit Castiglione del lago, Monte del lago, Città della Pieve, Panicale or Castel Rigone. Also worth a visit are the majestic castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione, the fishermen village of the Isola Maggiore, the church of Buon Gesù, Palazzo Guglielmi and the museum of the lace. Many hiking trails are available in the neighbourhood.

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VISIT The "Perugia Città Museo" card allows you to visit up to 5 Museums of the city including the extraordinary National gallery of Umbria anf grants discounts and reductions on services and some of the temporary exhibitions. GETTING ABOUT La région d'Ombrie se visite très facilement en voiture. Sa proximité avec le Latium, les Marches et la Toscane permet de créer des itinéraires intéressants. Il existe aussi de nombreux itinéraires à faire à pied ou à Bicycle pour suivre les traces de St François d'Assise et parcourir la Via Francigena. La ligne de train à grande vitesse relie Rome à Spolète. Umbria is a region easy to visit by car. The proximity with Lazio, Marche and Tuscany is an opportunity to create interesting itineraries. There are also many trails to follow, by walk or bicycle, the path of Saint Francis and the Via Francigena. High speed trains connect Rome to Spoleto. GETTING THERE By plane: Rome Fiumicino International Airport, Florence Airport, Perugia Airport
By train: Perugia Station