With no coastline and nothing but the other Italian regions surrounding it, Umbria is the epitome of homely tradition and old-style elegance. The countryside is characterised by undulating lands and wildflower meadows, but it is also scattered with medieval hilltop towns - Orvieto (with its magnificent Gothic cathedral), Todi (with its enchanting cobbled streets), Assisi (home to the famous Basilica di San Francesco) and Castiglione del Lago (on the shores of Lake Trasimeno) to name but a few. And let’s not forget the Sibillini Mountains - by day you can hike and climb and at night you can sit in a picturesque town square watching the world go by.
Italy is known for its epicurean credentials and a holiday in Umbria will not disappoint on this front - fresh handmade pasta, locally pressed olive oil, mouthwatering truffles, cured meats and homegrown wines will all be on the menu. And don’t forget to make time for landmarks like the Temple of Minerva, the Mount Subasio Regional Park, the River Tiber and the Via Flaminia. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture vulture or a foodie, a holiday in Umbria will tick every box.