Umbria tourism: journey through valleys, mountains and plains

Umbria tourist guide to discover the unique territory, emblem and what to see in the region of central Italy with only two provinces.

Umbria in brief

Umbria is one of the Italian regions with less territorial extension which borders Tuscany, Marche and Lazio. Its provinces are Perugia, Assisi in which is included, and Terni. Geographically presents a territory largely mountainous with a large assortment of morphological characters and landscape they see succession valleys, mountain ranges, plateaus and plains.

The weather is generally very cold in winter and hot in summer. The coat of arms of Umbria is newly established and indicates the manifestation of the Feast of the three Ceri, traditional festival dating back to ancient date that takes place in Gubbio.

What to see in Umbria

This city located on a hill, is the capital of the region. Being very rich in history and monuments of art, is the destination of a significant international tourist flow. Given the particular town work, at various points of the city, elevators and escalators to facilitate the movement to overcome the considerable differences in height.

It is a town located in the province of Perugia, on the western slopes of Mount Subasio. It is famous worldwide for being the city where they were born and led their lives consecrated St. Francis and St. Clare. After two years of the Saint’s death in 1228 began the construction of the Basilica of San Francesco, of which the first stones were laid by Pope Gregory and Brother Elias, which was finished in 1253 under the pontificate of Pope Innocent IV. The basilica contains impressive works of architecture, frescoes and decorations made by the best artists of that time and in the crypt houses the relics of Saint Francis.

It is the second city and the province of Umbria, has a very high rate of industrial development and is famous as the city of lovers, as had as Bishop Valentine.