The Green Heart of Italy

Umbria is known as the "green heart of Italy". The extraordinary balance between nature and human activity has created impressive landscapes amongst the most beautiful in Italy. Crossed by the Apennines, a large part of the region is mountainous or hilly. With a limestone composition, these areas are subject to the "choreographies" of erosion: sinkholes, natural springs, rivers, streams and lakes embellish the expanses of woods, pastures, and fields cultivated with care.