Umbria Italy travel guide

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The region Umbria is located in central Italy and has an area of 8457 km² and approximately 820000 inhabitants. The region is divided into 2 provinces, the capital Perugia and the province Terni.

Assisi

Geographically the region Umbria consists of a hilly landscape with some small valleys and mountainious regions caused by the arising of the Apennines. The Lake Trasimeno is located in the west of Perugia and it is the fourth largest lake in Italy with 128 km² and a circumference of 54 km. The region Umbria ist bordered to the east by the marche, in the south by Lazio or Latium and in the north west by the Tuscany (Toscana).

Sightseeing

The photo shows the town Assisi, the birthplace of the sacred Francis of Assisi (San Francesco), the founder of the worldwide known Franciscan monks. The Tomb which is located here which is considered one of the main attractions of the region of Umbria. Many pilgrims travel annually to the birth cities of St. Francis (San Francesco), it is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Italy.

Studded with medieval buildings and castles, this region offers numerous cultural historical monuments and sights.

Nature lovers will come at the Lake Trasimeno on their cost, the small island Polvese is protected and may not be visited. The Islands Maggiore and Minore can be seen from the waterfront and can be reached and visited by boat. Very nice is also the so-called Tane del Diavolo (Devil's Cave) which is located in the town Parrano Here you can visit natural caves which combines the archaeological and naturalistic aspects.

Provinces in the region Umbria
Perugia Terni
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