Umbria region in central Italy has an area of 8,456 square kilometers with 900,000 inhabitants. Its capital is Perugia. This city is bordered by Tuscany, Marche and Lazio.
This region is hilly and dominated by the Apennines. The weather is typical Mediterranean with dry summer and mild winters at sea level.
This region is named for the Umbri tribe who settled here in 6th century.
Orvieto is a charming, spiritual, it has everything for everyone culture of Italy. You must like to walk and be friendly and love to shop, eat and see the real new and old italy their are museums, art frescas, hideaway eateries tipico, shoes,clothes, and just sitting and watching the people. The gelato is terrific and the scenery from all the hilltop areas cannot be beat. You are a car or trainride away from Rome, Florence and all the small quaint festivals and towns.
Beautiful town! And very nice and polite people, the churches are stunning especialle st. Francesco and st. Claires. You will have a great time in Assisi!