Another beautiful region in Italy is Umbria. Its green countryside is to be admired as you drive through medieval towns on the hilltops, where you can take in the art and architecture. Todi is but one example, also Orvieto and Spoleto, not forgetting the beautiful Perugia.
Yet the landscapes carpeted with wild flowers and dotted with stands of cypress trees are most likely to be what you remember – this area was the home of St. Francis of Assisi, and they will tempt the modern traveller to slow down and reflect on nature too.
Who can resist watching a beautiful sunset over Lake Trasimeno? This region does not border the sea, but there is plenty on offer and it is well worth a visit Be sure to add this one to your list!