Rolling vineyards and olive groves, fields of poppies and wildflowers, cuisine filled with hearty lentils, game, and truffles . . . what is not to love about Umbria? This region in Central Italy is one of our favorite Italian regions. Its cuisine, scenery, and history (combined with its convenient location less than two hours from Rome) make it a place I dream of. I can’t wait to go back!

Please enjoy our photo essay of Assisi, one of the cities in Umbria, and some of the region’s surrounding areas.