Umbria is an Italian region bordering Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche. Often called the country’s green heart, it’s known for its medieval hill towns, dense forests and local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines. Umbria is the only region in Italy to neither borders the sea or another country.
There are many historical towns to visit including Norcia – a walled town surrounded by wonderful countryside. Norcia dates back to the Neolithic age and is the birthplace of the Patron Saint, St. Benedict. Nearby are plenty of hills, perfect for those that like to hike or maybe do a bike ride.
Monti Sibillini National Park is another popular tourist area – a wild and wonderful destination in Umbria. Dotted with medieval villages, lakes, and legends, it’s a popular destination for a host of outdoor adventures, such as hiking, biking, rock climbing, and canyoneering.
The hilltop town of Todi overlooks the picturesque Tevere Valley. Surrounded by three sets of walls, the town conceals many hidden treasures. Each wall was built in a different historical era: the innermost is Etruscan, the middle one Roman, and the medieval wall from the Middle Ages.
The weather in Umbria is often sunny, days are mild, but nights can be cold.
The best times to visit Umbria are between late September and October and between April and May. During these months, travellers will find comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds at the major sights. As expected, summer ushers in high temperatures and heavy crowds.