Umbria is Tuscany’s lesser known cousin. Yet, some think she’s the more beautiful of the two. This region in central Italy is home to olive groves and vineyards as well as world-class cities. Perugia, the region’s capital, is best known for its prestigious university for foreigners. The city glistens with architectural and artisic gems, from the Etruscan walls to the Palazzo dei Priori to Piazza IV NovembreAssisi, the town where Saint Francis was born, is one of the world’s most popular Christian destinations. Gubbio offers medieval and renaissance treasures. Orvieto tells the story of the Etruscan people. The town of Spoleto holds an incredible arts festival each summer. Every corner of Umbria holds a surprise.

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