Umbria Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 75%Luxury Travelers
- 74%Business Travelers
- 74%Budget Travelers
- 63%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 51%History Buffs
Member Reviews (29)
- UmbriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 11, 2014
Umbria is sometimes, well, okay, almost always, overlooked on the Rome-Venice-Florence Italy junket. This central region has the rolling hills of Tuscany, with some great wines, and none of the crowds. Medieval towns like Assisi and Spoleto are ridiculously charming, and the food is really amazing, from olive oil, to cured meats (go to Norcia) to zuppa di farro and strozzapreti pasta with wild boar sauce. Just watch out for the unsalted bread.
- UmbriaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersFoodies+ 3Oct 25, 2013
This beautiful region of Italy is one of my faves! Unlike Tuscany, it is not overrun with tourists. There is a charm to the region, almost an innocence, that isn't found in more commercial parts of the country. Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto, and Todi are stunning! I can't wait to go back and experience more of the magical hills.
- UmbriaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jun 10, 2013
If you want a Slow Food/Slow Travel/Slow City destination in which to live out the Italian la dolce vita, there is no better region than Umbria. With more 'slow' cities than anywhere else in Italy (six cities in one small region), Umbria is all about the joy of taking things slow. Plus, it's got everything you could want in a Central Italian vacation without the hordes of Tuscany -- famous artwork, millennia-old architecture, rural agriturismi (farmhouse holidays), and a delectable cuisine, much of which is locally grown. If you order wild asparagus in April or truffles in November, your chef might have picked them just a few days before.
- UmbriaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Dec 07, 2012
Umbria is one of Italy's smallest regions (Italian word Ombra means shadow, thus Umbria is but a shadow of the rest of the regions) but it is chock full of interesting, charming, and historical cities. Perugia is it's capital and a great start for visiting the region.
- UmbriaJul 11, 2012
What I can say about Umbria, I was born here, is my region...
Umbria has very small and beautiful cities, for me Assisi is the most beautiful of these, It's a back to the past, on middleages , when You enter in the old town, you shoud meet a Knight templar, or St. Francis in person that says to You: "Hey man: forgot Your work, Your life and your world, and follow me to serve the poors"...
- UmbriaJul 04, 2012
Sure, Rome Venice Florence are a must (forget Milan) But I suggest Umbria. it is a region in central italy, next to Tuscany but more authentic and less touristc. Perugia is the biggest town, a real jewel, but all the other small towns and villages, all on top of hills and retaining theyr medieval origins, are absolutely stunning. Check Assisi out or Spoleto and Todi or the wonderful surroundings of the Lake Trasimeno...typical cuisine is hearty and genuine, art if you are interested is breathtaking and everywhwere. its position is also strategic to visit florence Siena (another favourite) and Rome.
- UmbriaJul 04, 2012
Umbria is the perfect holiday destination for Italy lovers - it has everything that you could dream of, hilltop villages, great food, wonderful wines, culture, history, fields of sunflowers, slopes covered with olive groves and vineyards and the inimitable Italian hospitality.
Life here is still very much classical Italian, long siestas between 1pm and 4pm, large family lunches and gatherings, food a main topic of conversation, football a key issue... Things carry on here very much unchanged by time. Sure the younger generation is pushing to get out, move from the countryside to the towns but the core of Umbria, landowners, farm workers, will always be here, the kitchen the heart of the home and family reunions at the centre of things.
- UmbriaJul 04, 2012
My favorite of all regions of Italy. If its breathtaking beauty is not enough, the wine and food will do the rest.
An afternoon travel to one of many countryside villages (Spello, Spoleto, Gubio, Todi) and maybe a visit to one of the bigger cities (Orvieto, Perugia) will show the true nature of the people there.
Tranquility and silence collide with the green slopes and trees, it is truly a magical place to be.
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