In the true heart of Italy, both geographically and spiritually, the region is not touched by the sea, and the territory is for one-third mountains and for the rest hills covered with olive trees and vineyards, and acknowledgedly among the most beautiful landscapes in Italy.
For thousands of years the Umbrian region has had a crucial strategic role for its location halfway between the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic, the proximity to Rome and the powerful states of Tuscany and Marche, which explains why each city or hamlet are perched on top of hills and mountains for better defense