Umbria is in the middle of Italy and is an area full of rolling hills, mountains and valleys, rivers and lakes. The largest and most famous is Lake Trasimeno. Long before Hannibal's legendary victory, Etruscans settled near what is now Castiglione del Lago. Nature, art and culture are always just a stone's throw away from each other in Umbria. It also offers the almost 180 m high Marmore Falls by Terni a paradise for canoeists and kayakers, while next door are the ruins of Carsulae, an old Roman city, and the "petrified" forest of Danurobba.
There is the Palazzo Consoli in Gubbio, one of the most beautiful medieval towns and at the same time the oldest city in Umbria. Orvieto with his cathedral, a Gothic masterpiece, and the fountain of San Patrizio, a technical masterpiece, in which there are two spiral staircases with 248 steps that, without touching each other, reach the water at a depth of 62 m. Spoleto with his „Festival dei Due Mondi“, one of the most outstanding cultural events in Italy. One encounters spirituality and art in Assisi, the city of St. Francis, who is also buried here. Perugia, the capital of the region, has two universities and offers numerous museums in addition to the medieval city center.
Numerous Roman roads and pilgrimage routes criss-cross the landscape in the heart of Italy, the Via Cassia, Via Flaminia, Via Amerina, the Franconian Way. Originated on these streets pilgrimage sites and castles. The craft flourished in the small towns with pottery, glassblowing and carpentry workshops. The fertile soils on which for centuries olives and wine cultivated, ensure a varied cuisine similar to that of Tuscany. Norcia is known for the black truffle, salami and ham, matured sheep cheese and fresh goat cheese. The white truffle is found in the Tiber Valley. Umbrian cuisine is best enjoyed with a glass of Montefalco Rosso, Montefalco Sagrantino or Torgiano Rosso, with a dessert of "Panpepato" being enough, a kind of gingerbread.