Umbria is a region of central Italy, located in the heart of the peninsula; it is the only region not located on the political or maritime borders of the Italian state and with only 92 municipalities.
Bordering the east and north-east with the Marche, west and north-west with Tuscany, south and south-west with Lazio, also including an exclave in the Marche which belongs to the municipality of Città di Castello, the regional capital is Perugia, while the provinces are those of Perugia and Terni with the major non-capital centers represented by Foligno, Città di Castello, Umbertide, Spoleto, Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino, Assisi, Bastia Umbra, Orvieto, Amelia, Narni, Marsciano, Spello and Todi. Among the pearls of the region, Assisi stands out, which gave birth to Saint Frances, patron saint of Italy, and to Santa Chiara. In the province of Terni stands Orvieto, famous for its spectacular Duomo, for its palaces, medieval alleys and the legendary Pozzo di San Patrizio.
Umbria is also the region of Lake Trasimeno, the largest lake in central Italy, in whose territory there are still the remains of Etruscan settlements, especially in the Castiglione del Lago area, a place that combines the charm of the landscape natural, romanticism and quiet of the lake.
The Marmore Falls near Terni, for example, are considered among the most beautiful in Europe.The waterfalls that plunge into the Nera River with a spectacular jump of 165 meters, are surrounded by lush vegetation and are a destination for sports lovers of canoeing, kayaking and more.
Another beautiful medieval Umbrian centre is Gubbio, a picturesque village also linked to the life of Saint Frances.