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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.


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

Chocolate Tasting

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

Truffle Hunting

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


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

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Browse our Italy holiday ideas.

Our Italy experts have created and curated these holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something to spark ideas for a unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way.

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Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.

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