Location & Area

Umbria is situated right in the centre of the Italian peninsula, bordering with Le Marche to the East and with Tuscany and Lazio respectively to the North-West and South-West.

Umbrian towns are incredibly old, perched on breeze-stroked hills and floating on a sea of peaceful olive groves. Here you can read more about Umbria and its history.

Interesting Cities & Distances

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  • Siena – 88 km

  • Orvieto – 113 km

  • Florence – 140 km

  • Rome – 200 km

Events & Festivals

Umbria is host to a series of cultural events and festivals visiting the region every year. Click on the links below to the respective relevant web sites for more details:

Trasimeno Music Festival – Magione

Annually by the end of June Angela Hewitt organizes this classical music festival in the breathtaking Castle of the Knights of Malta in Magione.

Umbria Jazz Festival – Perugia

One of the top ranked worldwide jazz festivals attracts the crème de la crème of jazz musicians and performers as well as an international audience gathering early July in and around the historical city center of Perugia.

Festival dei Due Mondi – Spoleto

Play, concerts, ballet, film. Each year early July the city of Spoleto hosts this important art festival.

Trasimeno Blues Festival – Lake Trasimeno

This blues festivals goes around Lake Trasimeno from one town to the other in the second half of July each year.

International Chocolate Exhibition – Perugia

Each October Euro chocolate brings the latest news and activities all related to the irresistible product.

Umbria Film festival – Montone

Early July the medieval town of Montone is the romantic scenery of the latest international films.

Palio dei Terzeri – Citta della Pieve

In August every year the three main quarters of the medieval town of Citta Della Pieve battle for the honor in ancient games.

Golf

If you enjoy a game of golf, we have listed a few of the nearby possibilities.

Antognolla Estate – Pierantonio

The most beautiful and spectacularly positioned 18 holes golf course in Umbria.

Golf Club – Perugia

Old (1959) golf club with 18 holes closed to Perugia.

Lamborghini Golf – Panicarola

9 hole golf course run by the famous car company.

Natural Parks

Umbria hosts one national park, and various regional parks. Here is a small list of other possibilities.

Parco Lago Trasimeno

With a surface of 128 km2, Lake Trasimeno is the 4th biggest lake in Italy. In it are three islands, the Polvese Island, the biggest, recently transformed to a public park with plenty of aquatic birds, Maggiore Island, the only one inhabited, and the Minore Island. On the banks of the lake are small towns like Castiglione del Lago, Magione, Passignano and Tuoro.

Parco del Monte Cucco

Well known by those who love trekking, mountain bike, paragliding, spelaeology and cross country skiing.

La Cascata delle Marmore

Spectacular waterfalls that dates back to Roman times.

Parco Nazionale dei Monti Sibillini

Very important is the fauna of this park, with its wolves, royal eagles and hawks. Most popular sports here are trekking, horse riding, mountain bike, cross-country skiing, skiing, rafting, climbing, cannoning.