Umbria

Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a border with other countries. It includes the Lake Trasimeno, Marmore's Falls, and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is known for its landscapes, traditions, history, culinary delights, artistic legacy, and influence on culture. The region is characterized by hills, mountains, valleys and historical towns such as Perugia (known as an important university centre), Assisi (a World Heritage Site associated with St. Francis of Assisi), Gubbio, Spoleto, Orvieto and Todi.

Umbria Highlights

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What you can't miss in Umbria

Where is Umbria

Top Experiences in Umbria

Best places to stay in Umbria

Properties for sale in Umbria

Villa in Umbertide
1200000
Detached House in Magione
480000
Villa in Corciano
750000
Country Home - To Restore in Panicale
140000
Country Home - Restored in Citta della Pieve
590000
Country Home - Restored in Magione
640000
Country Home - Restored in Lugnano in Teverina
570000
Country Home - Restored in Gubbio
695000

Recipes From Umbria

Recipes

Ciaramicola, a lemon spice cake, covered with merengue and topped with sprinkles, is a classic Easter cake from the Perugia province of Umbria.   It is customary for a woman to give one to her lover or fiancé on Easter morning as a symbol of her affection.

Recipes

Our food writer Cindy Swain shares her best recipe for the tasty scafata, a bean dish made with fava beans, swiss chard and onion.

Recipes
This week Amy Gulick shares a recipe that takes inspiration from the classic 'vongole'(clam) dish from the Campagnia region. A hearty clam soup with beans that will make anyone's mouth water.

What others are saying about Umbria

I am trying to find my Italian roots.  I have documents for my grandfather but I want to find his parents and grandparents.

I have names in my grandmother's line but I need help to validate my findings.  What sources can I use while I am in Italy.

Hi, does anyone have any recommendations for where to find an Italian/English speaking caretaker for a property we're buying in Umbria? 

@joncoh asks:

Hi there - it's time to renew our house/contents insurance, and yet again Intasure have bumped up their premium, this time by nearly 20%, despite the fact that we have never claimed, and they have also removed earthquake cover.