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October 15, 2016

5 Things to Enjoy a Stay in Umbria Italy

Umbria is quite a unique region in Italy.

Perugia

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Perugia is the capital of Umbria and offers a lot to visitors to the area. Most of the region is described as intimate. However, Perugia does have plenty of busy roads and brilliant suburbs. 

Its city center has plenty of history, too. The city also has several museums like the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, which showcases some amazing treasures from Umbria. 

Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi

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Currently a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Basilica began taking shape in 1228. The church is considered the main church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor, and its beauty has enticed thousands upon thousands of tourists. 

Medieval in look, the Basilica is hidden in the hills of Monte Subasio. Inside the church it is filled with colorful, gorgeous frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue and Simone Martini. It is a must-see when visiting Umbria.

Spoleto

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It doesn’t get much older than Spoleto, an Umbrian city in the foothills of the Apennines. The ancient city has an amazing amount of tourist sites for visitors to check out. Some of the highlights include the Roman Theater, Ponte Sanguinario Bridge and Spoleto Cathedral. 

There is also the famous Festival dei Due Mondi for tourists to experience. Celebrating both music and opera, the festival takes place every June and July.

Gubbio

Located in northeastern Umbria, Gubbio is located on Mount Ingino in the Apennine. The city has plenty of medieval sites to explore. Many of Gubbio’s buildings have dark grey stones on the outside and plenty of the buildings date back to the 14th and 15th centuries. 

Like Spoleto, Gubbio has plenty of things to see. The city has a wealth of churches and plazas to take in, and plenty of cafes and pizzerias to eat at. The city is a beautiful place to spend a day in and an excellent spot to stay over for some pasta and wine.

Lake Trasimeno

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For tourists looking for some adventures in Italy’s outdoors, Lake Trasimeno is a perfect place to spend some time. In the towns around the lake, which is slightly smaller than Lake Como, tourists will find castles dotting the town centers. The castles are in a variety of states, from complete to in ruins. Regardless, they are wonderful to view to explore Italy’s past. 

Lake Trasimeno has a climate a bit its own and offers guests moderate winters while visiting. The area is a perfect place to venture to and tourists will find plenty to see and do in the area. 

Umbria is a unique place that offers some of the best bits of Italy and its culture. Umbria may not be the most advertised place to visit in the country, but it is one of the most memorable.

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