The hills and colours of Umbria
  • The hills and colours of Umbria
  • Orvieto is a jewel and so pleasant to visit
  • Fastuino is one of those classic quite places in Umbria
  • Perugia, rich in history and sights
  • Towns seem to always start at the top of a hill and work down.


Umbria is the only region in Italy that does not boarder on the sea or another country. It is a beautiful region, plenty of medieval hill-top towns, scenery and food to make a vacation memorable.

The Papal States ruled the area until the end of the 18th Century. The French conquired Italy and Umbria was part of the Napoleonic Empire from 1809 to 1814. When Napoleon was defeated, the Pope regained Umbria until 1860. After that time, Umbria was incorporated in the Kingdom of Italy.

The "top sights" that folks seek out tend to be Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio and Spoleto. They are all worth a visit we have enjoyed them all. But of course there is more top see and places like Todi, Deruta to name just two.

We have visited many placed in Umbria including: