A guide to Umbria


Umbria is an Italian region bordering Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. Umbria is called the the green heart of Italy due to it's medieval hill-top towns, mountains, dense forests and local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines.


Perugia is the regional capital.

Assisi was the birthplace of St. Francis (1181–1226), one of Italy’s patron saints. The Basilica of St. Francis was consecrated in 1253. Its 13th-century frescoes portraying the life of St. Francis have been attributed to Giotto and Cimabue, among others.