The region is crossed by the Apennines from which descend numerous hills with soft lines that vary and soften the landscape. Its green valleys vary within their harmonious beauty traits changing: from high Tiber, bordering the Romagna, up to the one that goes to Rome and the sea; the fertile valley through which the Chiascio and Topino; the Nera Valley, rich in characteristic corners in unspoilt nature.
The Umbrian landscape prefers water. Sometimes overlooking a placid lake, be it near Perugia Trasimeno or Piediluco lake near Terni; sometimes it is enlivened by a fearless cascade: the Marmore; sometimes still basks in a clear spring that captivated the poet: the sources of Clitunno. The ‘natural environment particularly impressive, the presence of numerous mineral and thermal waters, the history of the city still imprinted in their architecture, the warm hospitality of the restaurants and trattorias, where they prepare the old way simple dishes, characterize this region
Umbria is a land of peace and tranquility. It is the region of St. Francis, St. Clare and St. Rita of Cascia. The Franciscan Trail running from Assisi and arrives in Gubbio and Verna, via Perugia and Valfabbrica, marks a perfect scenery in spiritualism of these places. Ninety percent of municipalities and cities emanate ideas and cultures, united by art and history.
The accents of the Umbrian people are as diverse as their culinary specialties that receive items from Tuscany, Romagna and Marche. The flavors of the kitchen are the traditional ones and the wines always fine. Umbria is the green heart of Italy. Narni is even its exact geographical center. From the beginning the role of this land was to an important crossroads for people and ideas. Thus was formed over the centuries the character of these people: warm, peaceful and open, straining to better quality of life both in the countryside than in cities.
The Umbrian territory is characterized by rolling hills, small villages and forests. A landscape that Perugino immortalized in his paintings. Today can be visited six regional parks and the National Park of Monti Sibillini that borders the Marches. The tourist on a journey between myth and history, within scenarios Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance, where there are fantastic towers and imposing castles, spent a sign of vital and important. But the heart of Italy, Umbria is still beating and, to date, a region alive in every season of the year. You can always attend events with famous artists or newcomers that will surely be talked about.
In summer and winter in Perugia, Orvieto, rising to the fore the biggest stars of the music scene for Umbria Jazz. Also we must not forget: The candles and the Christmas tree largest in the world of Gubbio, Spoleto Festival, Todi Art Festival, the Baroque Signs and Quintana in Foligno and the Sagra Musicale Umbra with music inspired sacred. The seasons of prose are doubles, one per season, with the Teatro Stabile (a circuit of fewer than 14 theaters) which is known since 1985 for its interesting productions. Umbria: an ancient land towards the future.
Tradition Umbro Tuscany
L ‘Umbria is also in its people who collected and preserved by a remote tradition, the art of making pottery, textiles and confectionery craft, in iron, copper and wood.
With its many manifestations Umbria region shows its vocation of the faithful guardian of ancient traditions and so, in the course of the year, every town or village likes to relive the most significant moments of the past, enhancing them with the active participation of all its people that gives them a genuine hard to repeat elsewhere.
The City and the countries of Umbria
ts cIities, gems of art, intact until now only a few steps from each other: Perugia, the regional capital, Assisi, Gubbio, Città di Castello, Foligno, Gualdo Tadino, Orvieto, Spoleto, Spello, Terni , Todi, Trevi, Cascia, Norcia, Montone, Pietralunga, Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, Citerna, Monterchi and many others, make Umbria a city–unique region.
All reveal their medieval matrix, gird themselves with turreted walls, solid d ‘heights and slopes, preserve the texture of old streets, open to glimpses of views of endless beauty and preserve the memory of the events that have seen them protagonists in the story with the Etruscans , the Romans, the Lombards. All guard in wonderful works of art, churches, museums and plazas, the mystery of the stones Etruscan, the boldness of the Roman works, the clarity of Christian architecture, the extraordinary beauty of Renaissance paintings.
Climate in Umbria
From a morphological Umbria presents a remarkable variety. There are the beautiful hills that produce a wine and oil that are unmatched, there are the plains crossed by major rivers and there are mountains. This variety gives Umbria a special climate in which the climatic characteristics typical of the Mediterranean regions are modulated by the presence of the Apennine Mountains.
The lack of access to the sea does the rest. The summers are hot and dry. Winters, harsh and snowy near the mountains, become myths in the plains and valleys. Beautiful a little ‘wherever the late spring and early autumn. The annual rains are between 850 and 1200 mm. The rainy months are November and March. December to February is not ‘rare snow, especially near the Apennines. Usually hot and dry from June to late September with peaks above 30 degrees Celsius in July and August. Meek and mild in May, pleasantly cool October.