Umbria, which gets its name from the Umbri tribe, is known as the “il cuor verde d'Italia” or “the green heart of Italy.” And it lives up to is nickname with over 40% of its landscape covered in forests and woodlands, green hills, scenic mountains, abundant farm land, rolling plains and stunning forests. The region also encompasses Central Italy’s largest lake, Lake Trasimeno. The lake is surrounded by numerous old castles which are located in the villages surrounding the lake. Umbria is also known for two major agricultural products: truffles and olives. Farro, barley, beans and lentils are regional products that are grown on the local farms that are irrigated by the Tiber river. Umbria is also one of the smallest regions in Italy, which is located directly in the center of the country. In fact Umbria is the only region in Italy that is completely surrounded by land. The region's capital is the city of Perugia. And the region is bordered by the provences of Lazio, Le Marche and Tuscany.

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Il Biribino B&B
B&B Sleeps 24
Rates 50 - 80 EUR
Casale Belforte Villa
Villa Sleeps 18
Rates 357 - 400 EUR
Borgo Santa Maria
Farmhouse Sleeps 6
Rates 55 - 110 EUR
Casa Anna
Farmhouse Sleeps 10
Rates 160 - 200 EUR
Casa Tanaquilla
Apartment Sleeps 4
Rates 60 - 75 EUR
Villa Nuba Cottage
Cottage Sleeps 6
Rates 50 - 260 EUR
La volpe e l'uva
Farmhouse Sleeps 20
Rates 80 - 150 EUR
Casale Carocci
Apartment Sleeps 4
Rates 60 - 120 EUR
Umbrian Hills apartment
Apartment Sleeps 5
Rates 95 - 130 EUR
Villa Rocce
Villa Sleeps 8
Rates 329 - 429 EUR
B&B Tenuta di Fiore
Apartment Sleeps 2
Rates 80 - 170 EUR
Villa Fiore
Farmhouse Sleeps 24
Rates 329 - 558 EUR
Villa Rosaspina
Villa Sleeps 8
Rates 200 - 570 EUR
Agriturismo "I Mori Gelsi"
Apartment Sleeps 14
Rates 80 - 160 EUR
“I Due Laghi”
Apartment Sleeps 5
Rates 50 - 70 EUR

Umbria Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Italy

Umbria contains only two provinces, which gained their current boundaries in 1927. The first province is Perugia, Umbria’s capital and a busy university town that is situated in the north of Umbria. Perugia consists of intriguing monuments and museums. Umbria’s second province is Terni, located in the south of the region. Terni is a more modern city than Perugia and includes some of the most picturesque waterfalls in all of Europe and an exceptional transportation system.

The major cities in Umbria, Italy include of course Perugia and Terni, as well as Orvieto, Spoleto, Narni, Citta di Castello, Assisi, Foligno, Gubbio and Bastia Umbria. Cathedrals are fairly common throughout the towns of Umbria. The architecture, history and spiritual nourishment cause these cathedrals to be frequently visited by travelers. Two of the most popular places of worship in Umbria, Italy are the Orvieto Cathedral and the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral. The Orvieto Cathedral began being erected in 1290. It was originally planned to have a Romanesque style. However, as the years went on and the church continued to be built, the cathedral ended up being built in more of a Gothic style. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel is said to have been inspired by aspects of the Orvieto Cathedral. The Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, found in the city of Spoleto, was consecrated in 1198. Filippo Lippi, the original architect of the cathedral, passed away before his work was completed and his son took over construction. Lippi’s son created a mausoleum in his honor, which can be found at the right of the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral today. If you book an Umbria accommodation with Vacations-abroad.com, you will be able to see these two cathedrals along with Umbria’s many other attractions.