Umbria is a region of green, gently rolling hills, especially vineyards and olive groves, but there are also many acres of wheat, tobacco plants and sunflowers. Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy, is found in central Italy, in the valley of the Tiber river with the lake of Corbara and Lake Trasimeno.
The region has a mild Mediterranean climate; summers are dry and sunny, but the winters can be very cold and wet, especially at higher elevations as in the Apennines.
Umbria is bordered to the west by Tuscany, in the east by Le Marche and the Apennines and to the south by Lazio.
The area of the region is 8,456 square kilometers and there are 895,830 inhabitants. The capital of the region is Perugia.
Umbria is characterized by old walled hill towns with steep streets that bear witness a rich history, which is still visible everywhere.
The region is named after the Umbria, a tribe who settled in the region in the 6th century BC. Their language was Umbrian, a language related to Latin.
The Etruscan period and the Middle Ages are the highlight of the Umbrian history. The cities grew into principalities, which dominated the surrounding areas.
Umbria is a beautiful region in Italy. Excellent for a holiday of relaxation, enjoying nature and culture, but also of all the culinary delights.
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