|Map of Umbria|
Umbria is one of the smallest and the only landlocked Italian regions between Lazio, Tuscany and Abruzzo.
The region beauty lies in the bond that Umbrians have always had with their rich and glorious past: museums, castles and fortresses, modern and contemporary art, artistic and historical events wait for you in Umbria.
The small cities, fortresses and castles are perfectly integrated within the landscape and the countryside, leaving an extraordinary heritage.
|Castle of Alviano|
One of the most beautiful example is the Castle of Alviano, guardian of the Tiber valley. Built in the late 15th century by the condottiere Bartolomeo d’Alviano, it has maintained its majesty over the centuries.
|Rocca di Assisi|
The Rocca di Assisi, destroyed in 1198, was rebuilt in the 14th century, and then underwent further modifications, without losing its austere appearance. After the recent restoration, the Rocca has been opened to the publics hosting cultural and artistic events.
|View of Spoleto with the Rocca|
The huge complex of the Rocca Albornoziana, with the park that extends around it, characterises the city of Spoleto.
Lake Trasimeno is the biggest lake in the central of Italy. It features the monumental Rocca del Leone that dominates Castiglione del Lago, the Rocca on Isola Polvese, and the Castle of the Knights of Malta at Magione.
|Santuario della Madonna di Belvedere|
Città di Castello is protected by Castello Bufalini, transformed in the 16th century into a refined noble residence decorated with paintings (including a Madonna by Pinturicchio).
The Valnerina covers the south-eastern area of Umbria, proclaimed by Unesco a World Heritage site. This area is another beautiful place to visit.
Umbria is a beautiful place to discover and enjoy, an alternative place where to go for holiday next time you visit Italy!!! Come with me next year!!