The 5 Most Beautiful Villages in Umbria|
Central regions of Italy are becoming more well known among tourists who wish to get away from the more popular and crowded regions on the Adriatic Coast. Umbria, Tuscany and Le Marche are the three large regions that make up the middle chunk of Italy, and with their combination of classic Italian culture and rugged yet verdant landscapes they make the perfect retreat for intrepid visitors wishing to get a taste of the ‘real Italy’.
Most of the settlements in these regions are small, perfectly formed and full of history. Here are five of the best in Umbria we think worth visiting on your next holiday.
1. Montefalco - First has to be Montefalco, this classic village is known as the ‘balcony of Umbria’. The village has a privileged position high up in the hills. As you may imagine, it features some stunning views and the village itself isn’t too shabby either with true medieval Italian architecture.
2. Vallo de Nera - Second is the worthy village of Vallo de Nera, providing a set of buildings that are pretty enough to warrant a day trip.
3. Terni - This is a great place for trivia lovers, as Terni was the birthplace of St. Valentine. Surely a great place for couples. It also features wonderful waterfalls nearby.
4. Lippiano - This village is unique in that it has its own castle nearby, despite being quite a small settlement, and for that it has fourth position.
5. Spello – Last but not least is the beautiful village of Spello. Visit Spello to see some genuinely old buildings that are still in use to this day, such as the old Roman gates.
Although these are some of our favourites, you will doscover many beautiful villages on your tours of Umbria. Maybe you could share your favourites with us?