Benvenuti to the Green Heart of Italy!
It was 19th century poet, Giosué Carducci, who called Umbria il cuor verde d’Italia, the green heart of Italy. As the only landlocked region in Italy, with neither a coastline or a border with a foreign country, it does indeed occupy Italy’s heart. Known for it’s verdant hills and valleys, picturesque medieval hill towns and unique cuisine and wines, Umbria will steal your heart!
There are so many picturesque medieval hill towns to visit here…Assisi, Orvieto, Perugia, Spello, Bevagna, Todi, Deruta…all with their unique charm and appeal. Delicious cuisine, fabulous wine, splendid art and rich histories, truffles and olive oil, lush valleys and dramatic countrysides… and you can visit all of them!
Today, let’s start with a very small town in the center of Umbria, Montefalco. Also known as “la ringhiera dell’Umbria”, “the balcony of Umbria” it’s the perfect place to start our explorations of Umbria.
See and experience lovely Umbria like a local with locals!