Perugia is the starting point to discover Umbria, the heart of central Italy. A land that is a perfect mix of natural landscapes and historical and cultural heritage. In Umbria you can explore the wonderful medieval villages of Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto and Spello, admire the Marmore Waterfall, one of the highest in Europe, discover the enchanting lake Trasimeno and be fascinated by the colours that paint the hills of Castelluccio di Norcia. Italy Euro Italian Image Image Image Cities of Art (Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi, Spoleto, Spello) The medieval villages populate the whole territory of Umbria and represent a real artistic and cultural treasure. Among the most fascinating are: Perugia, with its wonderful Piazza IV Novembre, the Cathedral of San Lorenzo and the Nation Gallery of Umbria; Assisi, the city of San Francesco, which is one of the main religious destinations of Italy; Orvieto, known for its spectacular Duomo that dominates the hill on which the city stands; Spoleto, with its unmistakable Bridge of the Towers that leads to the imposing Rocca albornoziana; Spello, famous for the enchanting flower-decorated, that are held every year in the spring and colour the streets of the small village. Image Marmore Falls The Marmore Waterfall is one of the highest in Europe: with a total height of 165 metres, it is divided into three different jumps, with the highest being 85 metres. The waterfall is located within a large nature park that you can explore along paths that lead to the summit. Two unmissable points are the Specola, a small tower that is the ideal place to admire the rainbow of Marmore and the balcony of lovers, carved into the rock below the waterfall that allows you to enjoy a truly unique view. Image Lake Trasimeno Lake Trasimeno is the largest lake in central Italy and is characterized by an enchanting natural landscape that hosts many animal species. The charm of Lake Trasimeno is given by the charming villages that rise on its shores, such as Castiglione del Lago, with its picturesque Rocca del Leone overlooking the lake, or Passignano sul Trasimeno, from which you can take a ferry tour of Isola Maggiore and Isola Polvese. But Lake Trasimeno is also a swimming lake and its surroundings are perfect for hiking, hiking or cycling. Image Castelluccio di Norcia Castelluccio di Norcia is a hamlet of the municipality of Norcia famous for its fields that every year in the months of May, June and July are painted of the most varied colours thanks to the flowering of different plants. Among the plants that contribute to this fascinating natural spectacle are mainly lentils that have been grown in these lands for centuries and are one of the typical products of the place. Nevertheless, the colours are also given by some types of flowers, such as tulips, buttercups, poppies, daffodils and cornflowers, which bloom at different times creating a show in continuous evolution.