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
draw. This region is less touristy than Tuscany and this is
especially appreciated by many tourists.
forms an ideal starting point for enjoying the peace of the surrounding
hilly and mountainous landscape and on the other hand making trips to
beautifull towns like Todi, Orvieto, Narni, Spoleto, Perugia, Gubbio,
Assisi. There are also numerous charming little villages – many of medieval
origin - as Amelia, Labro, Spello, Norcia, Bevagna, Montefalco to visit. In
many towns and villages you can taste local dishes or buy local wines and
olive oil (generally of excellent quality).
You can also easily visit – in day trips - famous towns and charming
villages in the southern part of Tuscany such as Siena, Arezzo, San
Giminiano, Pienza, Cortona, Sinalunga, etc. Many tourists visit also Rome
from here (without staying in the city which is very hot in summer) once or
more times. It is possible to go by car (journey of 1h-1h30) or by train
from the stations of: Terni, Narni-Amelia, Orte & Orvieto.
must not forget the mountains with some splendid woods, e.g. Terminillo (up
to 2000 metres by car). In around 1 hour it is possible to reach the
shimmering lakes of Bracciano, Vico, Piediluco, Bolsena and Trasimeno. The
Mediterranean Sea (mostly sand beaches) situated between Tarquinia and
Chiarone are 90-120 Kms away (around 1h20-1h40 driving). Near the city of
Terni you can also visit the Marmore falls (165 meters, one of the highest
of Europe), there is nearby also a rafting/canoeing/hydrospeed center.