ART & CULTURE OF THE AREA
Create your own experience. Every step will bring you closer to the heart of Umbria, its traditions, its history, art and culture
Umbria offers the ideal combination of art, history, stunning landscapes, and superb food and wine. Nearby towns throughout the region house art treasures by Piero della Francesca, Perugino, and other Renaissance masters. Perugia, surrounded by two rings of Etruscan and medieval walls, offers a wealth of cultural activities that include opera and the famous Umbria Jazz festival in July. Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and a World Heritage Site since 2000, should not be missed. Its magnificent basilica is dedicated to St. Francis and decorated with frescoes by Giotto, Simone Martini, and Pietro Lorenzetti.
Beautiful smaller towns boasting magnificent art treasures include Cortona, Arezzo, Spoleto, Spello, and Todi, just to name a few.