Vacationing in Umbria
Known as Tuscany's quiet sister, this remarkable central Italian region is home to many cultural resources-wine making in Montefalco, Torgiano and Orvieto, sightseeing in the great cathedral city of Assisi (a World Heritage site) and the music of the world-renown Umbria Jazz Festival.
Umbria is truly "Italy's Green Heart," a pastoral blend of lush green hills, enchanting forests and fields of sunflowers. Hoping to stroll the fresh outdoor markets? You'll be greeted by giant legs of prosciutto, aromatic cheeses, and the scent of truffles. Visit the 14th century Duomo, or the Basilica Assisi, where you will find the walls still alive with medieval fresco paintings.
Looking to have a bit of sun and water? Head to Lake Trasimeno, where you can sail (or take a sailing lesson) or paddle a kayak for the day. The more ambitious might enjoy a hike up Mount Tezzio.