In Umbria, a
region that has gained a name for being the green heart of Italy,
tourism is growing because of the
unfamiliar harmony between nature, antiquities, historic centres and
culture. The quiet of
the countryside, good provisions and an inimitable cuisine are the great
Southern Umbria forms an ideal starting point for
enjoying the peace of the surrounding hill and mountain landscape and on
the other hand making at least 40 trips by car to sparkling towns like
Todi, Orvieto, Narni, Spoleto, Viterbo (15 to 40 min.) or Perugia, Gubbio,
Spello, Assisi, Tuscania and Tarquinia on the coast with a magnificent
little museum of Etruscan art and Etruscan tombs with 2,300-year-old
frescos (60-75 min.) or somewhat farther north the Etruscan ruins at Volci.
In the more immediate surroundings there are numerous charming little
of medieval origin -
which are increasingly being renovated for weekend and summer tourism: San
Restituta, Civita di Bagnoreggio, Lugnano, Stroncone, Labro (max. 40 min),
Montefranco, Arrone, etc. Hard by also lie the vast ruins of the Roman
city of Carsulae.
You can also easily visit places in the southern part of Tuscany by car
such as Siena, San Giminiano, Pienza, Cortona, Sinalunga, etc.
tourists visit Rome once or more times, by car or by train from the stations:
Terni, Narni-Amelia or Orte.
And we must not forget the mountains with some splendid woods, e.g.
Terminillo (up to 2000 metres by car). In 30 to 60 minutes you can also
reach the shimmering lakes of Bracciano, Vico, Piediluco, Bolsena and
Trasimeno. The Mediterranean Sea
and the sand beaches situated between Tarquinia and Chiarone are 110 Kms
away (around 1h30 driving).