Umbria is the 'green heart' of Italy, and a region of modern central Italy. Bordering the regions of Tuscany and Le Marche, Umbria offers many delights and is still a relatively unknown gem with regular flights to Saint Egidio (Perugia) airport from London Stansted.

 Best known for medieval towns, hilltop towns, local food and wine, the capital of Umbria is Perugia, known for its annual jazz festival in July, and also the chocolate festival which happens every October.

 One of the best known towns includes Assisi, where St Francis of Assisi was born, St Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in Roman Catholic history.

 Lake Trasimeno has a surface area of 124km squared, and has 3 islands on the lake which are accessible by boat.

Umbertide offers access to River Tiber and you can walk along the banks, and is the closest market town to the Rancale development. Offering a wide variety of cafes and restaurants, it is just a 10 minute drive from Rancale.

 Gubbio is a 12 minute drive from San Vittorino, and is a medieval walled town on the lower slopes of the Apennine range. The historical centre is full of architectural gems. At Christmas, the Mount Ingino Christmas Tree is lit up on the slopes and claims to be the largest Christmas Tree in the world.

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