Visit Umbria, Italy
Often described as the ‘green heart of Italy’, Umbria is a region of rolling hills, wildflower meadows, woods, valleys and vineyards. Its location away from the sea or international borders has protected its traditional identity and this understated charm makes it an attractive — and less crowded — alternative to Tuscany. With lower prices and a convenient location between Rome and Florence, it rewards visitors with medieval hilltop villages, grand ecclesiastical buildings and glorious food and wine. Our specialists have explored the main sights and the lesser-known ones, and they’ll carefully plan your trip to Umbria as an individual tailor-made itinerary to match your preferences.
Explore the regional capital, Perugia, with its Roman amphitheatre and Baroque churches, or follow in the footsteps of Umbria’s saintly lineage in Assisi to see Saint Francis’s frescoed basilica. You can also explore the smaller, medieval hilltowns to see Orvieto’s Gothic duomo, the quiet lanes and Gothic towers of medieval Gubbio, or the city walls and stone palazzi of Todi. Along the way, forage for truffles, sample full-bodied wines in family-run vineyards, taste cured meats and local cheeses from market stalls, and revel in la dolce vita, the Italian love of life and fine food.
Places to visit in Umbria
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Umbria, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travelers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Umbria
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Umbria, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Umbria
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Umbria
- Assisi Umbria
- Orvieto Umbria
- Perugia Umbria
- Siena 104 kilometers away
- Rome 119 kilometers away
- San Gimignano 132 kilometers away
- Florence 135 kilometers away
- Ravenna 165 kilometers away
- Pisa 190 kilometers away
- Bologna 196 kilometers away
- Forte dei Marmi 219 kilometers away
- Modena 227 kilometers away
- Porto Venere 248 kilometers away
- Cinque Terre 258 kilometers away
- Parma 270 kilometers away
- Ischia 275 kilometers away
- Venice 277 kilometers away
- Naples 277 kilometers away
- Herculaneum 285 kilometers away
- Pompeii 297 kilometers away
- Verona 302 kilometers away
- Sorrento 303 kilometers away
- Capri 304 kilometers away
- Portofino and Santa Margherita 305 kilometers away
- The Amalfi Coast 312 kilometers away
- Genoa 329 kilometers away
- Milan 385 kilometers away
- Barbaresco 406 kilometers away
- Alba 408 kilometers away
- Barolo 410 kilometers away
- Como 418 kilometers away
- Blevio 420 kilometers away
- Torno 421 kilometers away
- Laglio 423 kilometers away
- Bellagio 424 kilometers away
- Lezzeno 424 kilometers away
- Matera 425 kilometers away
- Tremezzo 429 kilometers away
- Lake Como 429 kilometers away
- Piedmont 446 kilometers away
- Puglia 451 kilometers away
- Turin 452 kilometers away
- Stresa 454 kilometers away
- Lake Maggiore 455 kilometers away
- Verbania 456 kilometers away
- Alberobello 461 kilometers away
- Fasano 467 kilometers away
Photos of Umbria
Accommodation choices for Umbria
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Umbria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
A wealth of facilities and space make the Borgo dei Conti a tranquil, relaxing to base to explore the Umbrian countryside as well as nearby Tuscany
The Nun Assisi, a luxury property located at the top of the city, offers a peaceful base to stay in far away from the crowds below.
House in an old barn, the Locanda Palazzone is a small, boutique escape immersed in the hotel vineyards and Umbrian countryside yet close to the town of Orvieto.
Ideas for experiencing Umbria
Our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know the places that could feature in your trip. These activities reflect some of the experiences they've most enjoyed while visiting Umbria, and which use the best local guides.
Tour the rural roads of Umbria by electric bike, leisurely exploring the rolling countryside and taking in a crumbling medieval village perched on a plug of volcanic rock in a rugged valley followed by lunch at a local farmhouse.
Get an expert’s view of medieval Assisi on this guided walking tour that introduces you to the highlights of Saint Francis’s hometown as well as the quiet hilltown of Spello where Roman walls encircle a tangle of winding streets.