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Since the times of the ancient Etruscan civilization, Umbria has been at the center of the most important events in history. For this reason, a tour of Umbria is a journey into the past, among medieval towns perched on the hills built with gray stones lit by the sun or marked by the art of the Renaissance. During a trip to Umbria you can admire amazing natural landscapes made of mountains, valleys, lakes and lush green forests, in which faith found its perfect environment.
Events and festivals in Umbria
The Festival "dei due Mondi" in Spoleto is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in an artistic atmosphere with a long history of theatrical and musical performances.
The main celebration in Umbria takes place in Assisi on occasion of the Calendimaggio, from April 29 to May 1. The event celebrates the beginning of spring and the cycle of life.
Places to visit in Umbria
By the look on the faces of those who stop in front of the facade of the Cathedral of Orvieto it is easy to understand the wonder that this miracle of Gothic architecture can stir: the triumph of bas-reliefs and mosaics can leave you breathless. Spoleto is one of those must-see villages with a centuries-old history visible in its medieval and Renaissance ruins. The village's cobblestone alleys act as the stage of the famous Festival "dei Due Mondi".
Among the things to do in Umbria, we recommend to try the famous chocolate produced in a thousand original ways in one of the historic artisan shops in Perugia.
What are the main reasons for a visit in Umbria?
Umbria is recognized as the green heart of Italy: the Umbria-region hills are characterized by forests crossed by streams and rivers, where Lake Trasimeno and the Marmore Falls stand out in a natural triumph of national parks. The medieval villages of Umbria are one of the reasons to visit it. Perched on the hills, the beauty of the paved alleys of these well-preserved villages allows you to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of an era that proves all but dark.
Finally, visiting Umbria means enjoying a simple and genuine cuisine like its people: the olive oil is fabulous and the wines compete with the best in the world. There are also truffles, cheeses and cold cuts such as the delicious ham of Norcia and sausages to be enjoyed with the typical saltless bread.