Authors: Sara Martellino e Nicole Marcucci
In Umbria, as in all of Italy, there are many things that attract tourists to the region. A famous aspect of Umbria is the cooking and the main dishes are: wild boar and roasted pigeon, truffles and cured meats from Norcia. Some well-known sweets are: Panpepato, which is a sweet bread made with melted chocolate, dried fruit, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, honey and candied fruit; Nociata, which is a soft nougat made with nuts and honey; and Rocciata, another traditional Umbrian dessert, typical of the area of Assisi and similar to strudel. Umbria is known for chocolate, particularly the city of Perugia. As for beverages, Umbria is very famous for its wine.
Another important aspect of Umbria is the religion. There are many churches which are well-known throughout Italy and the world. One of the most important is the Cathedral of Assisi where St.Francis lived. Furthermore, there are many natural sites to visit such as the “Cascate delle Marmore”, near Terni, and the “Oasi d’Alviano”.
We highly recommend visiting Umbria because there are so many interesting and beautiful things to discover and because it is a very welcoming region.