Sightseeing in Umbria

Sightseeing in Umbria

Umbria is named after the original inhabitants, belonging to the Umbri tribe, one of the 20 provinces of the Italian Republic. The place resembles shape of a boot and is a peninsular projection of the continent of Europe. Umbria is situated at the center, much appropriately poetically heart, of Italy and is surrounded by Tuscany and Latium, Marches and Lazio on the west, the north and east, and the south sides, respectively. It is the only province that does not have a coastline at all.

Umbria also does not share a border with any foreign country. There are about 92 communes (small units) found in Umbria. Umbria is spanned over an area of approximately 8,500 square km. The approximate population of the place is about close to 1 lakh mark with a population density of 100/km². Umbria as such is divided in to two sub-provinces namely Terni and Perugia and the capital city of Umbria is Perugia. Umbria has a mean maximum temperature of about 20° Celsius and a mean minimum temperature off about 6° Celsius.

Majority of the people of Umbria speak Italian language. Umbria is very close to nature and it is home to farmlands, mountains, rivers and lakes. The farmlands and chestnut elm and other trees buttressed mountains are verdant green so much so that Umbria has been nicknamed the “green heart” of Italy. It is also regarded as one of the green escapes on earth. Umbria has so many things in store for its visitors. They range from breath-taking birthplace of rivers, eye-catching valleys, unbelievable cobbled streets, centuries-old cathedrals, palaces fortresses, and castles, and primitive villages that have not been scarred by what we call the environmental pollutants or industrial contaminants.

Needless to say, the place is a great escape from the tensions of 9-5:30 jobs and people coming to Umbria will go their minds charged and spirits rejuvenated. The major tourist attractions in Umbria are its medieval villages Todi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Spello, Trevi, Norcia, Narni and Gubbio, the birthplace of Saint Francis Assisi and two landmark churches and a foreboding castle. Then, there is Orvieto, which is the most perfect gothic church in Italy. Last but not the least is the capital, Perugia, famed for its perfectly preserved cobbled streets, and its patrician palaces. The bike races of the place are a great tourist attraction and invites many a people from across the world.

The mountain biking also is a thing that visitors would like to do when here in Umbria. The place also offers great Italian delicacies and surprisingly Umbria has earned a name for its delectable chocolates, hand-made ceramics and finest linen, and kitchen utensils. Umbria is crossed by the Apennines, which form numerous valleys. It also has a comparatively large lake called the Trasimeno. In fact one can enjoy more exploring Umbria without a tour guidebook, a book might miss out on something not your eyes. So go explore the place content fully


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