Piano Grande, Sibillini National Park, Umbria, Italy


Known as Italy’s ‘green heart’ and a beautiful region that is full of hill towns, cliffside castles and stunning mountain scenery.

Located in central Italy, this lovely region is often overlooked for neighbouring Tuscany. But it shouldn’t be – with vineyards, olive groves and mountains, it has plenty of scenery to rival its neighbour.

Beautiful view of the ancient town of Assisi with dramatic cloudscape in golden evening light, Umbri
Assisi, Italy

Little-known magic

There is a wide choice of pretty hill towns, from Perugia to Norcia, for those seeking a more outdoors experience. Combined with the delicious cuisine for which this region is famed, Umbria is a wonderful alternative to Tuscany.


It’s all here. Things to see and do, places to explore and moments to discover.

Beautiful view of the ancient town of Assisi with dramatic cloudscape in golden evening light, Umbri


Visit the medieval town of Assisi with its many beautiful churches.

Perugia, Umbria, Italy

Chocolate Tasting

Sample some of the country’s best chocolate in Perugia.

Truffle Hunting, Tuscany, Italy

Truffle Hunting

Go truffle hunting in Umbria, an ancient tradition where locals collect black truffles to then eat or sell.

Old town, Perugia, Umbria, Italy


Explore this city on foot, home to cathedrals, palaces and a wonderful medieval centre.

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