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rapaciously With its wealth of woodlands, meadows and pastures, Umbria is understandably known as the "Green Heart of Italy."
Umbria ~ A Land Apart
Enchanting Umbria is a land apart with its own singular identity and character. It is known as the pensinsula’s ‘Green Heart’ due to its landscape of rolling hills and lush green pastures. The area’s intriguing past dates back to the Dark Ages and is wrought with medieval mystery, still evident today.
Umbria is dotted with picturesque towns, monasteries and churches with outstanding frescoes; ancient castles, watchtowers and fortresses. With such sublime architecture and art, it is little wonder that Umbria also happens to be a favourite among cycling enthusiasts.
Also for the more earthly pleasures: Umbrias authentic cuisine takes full advantage of produce from the region: wild mushrooms, black truffles, homemade pasta, wild boar (cinghiale) and fantastic red wines such as Sagrantino di Montefalco.