Umbria and the Marches Travel Guide


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Plan Your Umbria and the Marches Vacation

Birthplace of saints and home to some of the country's greatest artistic treasures, central Italy is a collection of misty green valleys and picture-perfect hill towns laden with centuries of history.


Umbria and the Marches Hotels

Virtually every older town, no matter how small, has some kind of hotel. A trend, particularly around Gubbio, Orvieto, and Todi, is to convert old more


Umbria and the Marches Restaurants

Central Italy is mountainous, and its food is hearty and straightforward, with a stick-to-the-ribs quality that for centuries has seen hardworking more

Things To Do

Things To Do in Umbria and the Marches

Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.


Umbria and the Marches Experiences

  • Top Reasons to Go to Umbria and the Marches

    Palazzo Ducale, Urbino: A visit here reveals more about the ideals of the Renaissance than a shelf of history books.... Read more

  • The Sagrantino Story

    Sagrantino grapes have been used for the production of red wine for centuries. The wine began centuries ago as Sagrantino passito, a semisweet... Read more

  • A Taste of Truffles

    Umbria is rich with truffles—more are found here than anywhere else in Italy—and those not consumed fresh are processed into pastes or flavored... Read more

  • Historic Umbria

    The earliest inhabitants of Umbria, the Umbri, were thought by the Romans to be the most ancient inhabitants of Italy. Little is known about... Read more

  • Hiking the Umbrian Hills

    Magnificent scenery makes the heart of Italy excellent walking, hiking, and mountaineering country. In Umbria, the area around Spoleto is particularly... Read more


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