Central Italy offers many of the most famous and some best hidden gems of the Belpaese. Tuscany is well known to international visitor but there remain pockets of undiscovered beauty. Scenic Umbria is rich in ancient history and architecture, sparkling lakes and hill towns. Le Marche is home to diverse landscapes, a stunning coastline and charming towns, much less famous than Tuscany but equally impressive.
Umbria is known as the green heart of Italy, it rises between mountains and boundless valleys. It is home to the Unesco heritage villages of Assisi and Spoleto, two medieval towns full of history and traditions. Umbria is the perfect destination if you love to travel in contact with lush nature but also if you rejoice in visiting artisans’ workshops and discovering hidden art jewels.
Le Marche is not a single region but many regions rich in art, culture, nature and good food. Nature has been particularly good with Le Marche as it granted amazing places ranging from the white coasts of the Conero Riviera to the boundless natural park of the Monti Sibillini passing through the San Bartolo Natural Park. The food and culinary traditions vary from place to place, always accompanied by a glass of Vermentino to name one of the many wines. Le Marche is a region of stunning beauty, home of Leopardi, Raphael and Rossini.
A tale about Central Italy is not complete without mentioning Tuscany and Lazio. I will not tell you about Florence and Rome, Siena or Lucca; I’d rather invite you to visit Civita di Bagnoregio known as “the dying town”, Pitigliano, the coast of Maremma and Monte Argentario, the Elba Island and Lake Bolsena. The choice will be difficult but then why do you have to choose when you can see it all?
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