Perhaps it is the evocative nature of the place, or a certain enchanted air (we might almost say “mystic”) that you breathe to some extent everywhere, but sooner or later whoever visits Umbria ends up thinking: Saint Francis, that great, gentle, tender and poetic Saint of happiness and meekness could only have been born here in Umbria.

In this place of ever-green, enchanted and radiant nature, in these towns the concept of “historic center” seems inadequate and reductive, so widespread is the monumental and artistic component in the towns of Umbria.

Perugia, for example, the regional capital, just to describe it is to lose oneself in the richness, complexity and magnificence of its architectural and artistic treasures: from the Etruscan walls to the splendid Palazzo Gallenga, seat of the prestigious university for foreigners, and many other buildings and historic monuments that lead out from the central Piazza IV Novembre, itself dotted with architectural and artistic jewels such as the Great Fountain and the magnificent Palazzo dei Priori.

The same is true for splendid Gubbio, rich with Saint Francis memories and monuments from the medieval and renaissance eras. And then Todi, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Citta’ di Castello and many other small towns: all magnificently enriched by monuments, palaces and churches of high artistic merit.

This guide covers the region of Umbria, in Central Italy, called “the green heart of Italy”. In detail it covers Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spello, Spoleto, Todi.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.

The natural parks are described in detail, with itineraries to visit them.

A section is available with description of visit with bicycle and motorbike and where to rent them locally.

It has listing of many reviews for the best recommended restaurants. In the digital version there are active links to the review pages, you can use them if you have an active Internet connection, but, if you don’t, you have the basic information ready: the name, address and telephone number are included in the guide together with the review. In the printed version this basic information is included.

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on May 16, 2017
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