Visiting Umbria: 8 must-see places in Umbria

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Visiting Umbria: 8 must-see places in Umbria

Umbria is one of the most beautiful and characteristic regions, considered the green hearth of Italy.

In the heart of the Apennines, it lies between the hilly areas of the Marche to the west and the valleys of upper Lazio to the east. Its history is linked to Roman culture and Christianity, which gave birth to the first monastic communities here.

But that’s not all. A trip to Umbria means discovering an area rich in art and culture with treasures by artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael.

There are many reasons to visit the region: its unspoiled natural landscapes, the cities of art that have given luster to the history of Italians such as Assisi and Perugia, medieval villages such as Spello and Norcia or even the beautiful Marmore Falls.


The city is world famous for being the birthplace of St. Francis, one of the most beloved and revered saints in Christian history.

Every year thousands of pilgrims and tourists arrive from all over the world to visit Assisi and the places associated with the life and works of St. Francis.

The Basilica of St. Francis is certainly the most important monument to see in Assisi, but other places such as the New Church, built on the site of the saint’s birthplace, and the Sacro Convento, the headquarters of the Franciscan Order, should not be forgotten.


Spoleto is a historic city located in the heart of Umbria. The city is famous for its Festival of Two Worlds, which begins in May and ends in July with the most important event in musical theater.

It is an event that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world to the Umbrian pearl every year. In the city, you can enjoy the local culinary tradition and taste the area’s wines, such as Sangiovese and Sagrantino di Montefalco.

Spoleto is also an ideal destination for hiking enthusiasts who can visit the many locations surrounding the city.

Visiting the village of Rasiglia

The village of Rasiglia is one of the pearls of Umbria. A charming place, surrounded by greenery, just minutes from the sea and the Adriatic coast.

A small village, surrounded by a large natural park, where you can admire a wonderful panorama: the natural reserve of the Sibillini Mountains.

Rasiglia is a small medieval village that stands on a hill on the border between Umbria and Marche, where you can find beautiful medieval and baroque ruins, as well as stone sculptures decorating the streets and squares.

The historic center of Rasiglia is all to be discovered: in particular, we recommend a visit to the church of San Bartolomeo with its Romanesque and Gothic bell tower; to the

Visit the village of Bevagna

Bevagna is a small town located in the Umbrian region of Italy. It is located a few kilometers from Assisi and is distinguished by its thousand-year history and monumental buildings.

To visit the village of Bevagna it is advisable to leave an hour in advance to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside that is reached after passing through some small villages.

Inside the village there is the main square, very charming, where there are still medieval houses and arcades.

Also in the town center is the ancient Palazzo dei Consoli and the Palazzo Comunale.

Visiting the village of Bevagna can be a very pleasant experience for both art lovers and those who love to experience unique moments.

Marmore waterfall

The waterfall is located on the Nera River and consists of three main jumps, the Salto Grande, the Salto della Vecchia and the Salto della Pignatta.

The waterfall is 165 meters high and 70 meters wide and is surrounded by a natural park that offers numerous opportunities for hiking and outdoor walks.


Norcia is famous for its production of cured meats and cheeses, but also for its scenic beauty.

The historic center of Norcia is characterized by stone buildings and small streets winding through alleys.

In addition, Norcia is home to some very interesting historical and cultural sites such as the cathedral of St. Benedict, the monastery of St. Gregory the Great and the bishops’ palace.

Go rafting on the Nera River

This river offers a very exciting and adrenaline-pumping rafting route that can be taken by everyone, even those who have never tried this discipline before.

Rafting is an excellent opportunity to discover the beauty of Umbrian nature and have fun at the same time.

Visiting Lake Trasimeno

This is a lake of tectonic origin in the province of Perugia in Umbria, bordering the Val di Chiana and very close to the Val d’Orcia (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), both in Tuscany.