Landmarks in Umbria

The true heart of Italy, both historically and spiritually, for thousands of years Umbria had a strategic importance being midway between the Thyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas, in close proximity to Rome and to the powerful Dukedoms and Kingdoms of central Italy, which bordered the region on all sides.
Antiquity in Umbria Every city, town or even the smallest hamlet built their castles and fortresses on top of hills and mountains, making the landscape one amongst the most striking in Italy.