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Cheap flights to Umbria

A region of historic and modern central Italy, Umbria is the only region within the country that does not have a coastline or a border with other countries. Divided into the provinces of Perugia and Terni, the region covers a total land area of around 8,500 square kilometres, characterised by hills, historical towns that include but are not limited to Assisi, Norcia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Città di Castello, Orvieto, Castiglione del Lago, Narni, and Amelia, among others. The capital of Umbria is Perugia. The region is known for its scenic landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on culture.

 

What to see & do

Umbria is home to noteworthy destinations such as Basilica di San Francesco, Funivia Colle Eletto, Palazzo dei Priori, Cattedrale di Orvieto, Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Piazza Grande, Chiesa di San Pietro, Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, Casa del Cioccolato Perugina, Duomo di Spoleto, Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, Rocca Paolina, Fontana Maggiore, Eremo delle Carceri, and Via Federico di Montefeltro, to name a few. Basilica di San Francesco or the Papal Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order of Friars Minor. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the basilica was built in 1228, into the side of a hill, with two churches making up for the Upper and Lower Church areas, and a crypt where the remains of St Francis of Assisi are interred. Both the Upper and Lower Churches are decorated with frescoes by late medieval painters, including the works of Cimabue, Giotto, Simone Martini, Pietro Lorenzetti, and Pietro Cavallini. Other places to visit also include the Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, Italy, which is a Gothic palace that was built between the 13th and 14th centuries. It has the city’s main art gallery, the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, along with the Nobile Collegio del Cambio, the city’s medieval money exchange. The money changer is divided into three rooms: the Sala dei Legisti or Legist Chamber, the Sala dell’Udienza, along with the Chapel of San Giovanni Battista. Lastly, tourists should also not miss to visit Cattedrale di Orvieto in Orvieto, Italy, a Gothic cathedral that dates back to 1290 with rainbow frescoes, jewel-like mosaics, with bas-reliefs, flowers and vines.  

 

How to get around within Umbria

Moving around Umbria can be done by foot since most if not all of the Umbrian cities are small and are easily accessible. It is recommended to park the car, when arriving by car, and just appreciate what the region has to offer: its sights, various destinations, and overall atmosphere. 

 

How to get there

Getting into Umbria through Perugia can be done via Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi-Umbria International Airport, the airport that serves Perugia, Umbria, Italy. The airport has flights to and from Munich, Brindisi, London, Bucharest, and seasonal flights to and from Cagliari, Charleroi, Girona, and Trapani, via airlines such as Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti, Ryanair, and Wizz Air. The region can also be accessed by driving along the A1 Autostrada that connects Rome and Florence. The Orvieto can be viewed from the west of the Autostrada, while the most of the rest of Umbria is to the east. From the A1, the main access roads to towns in Umbria are at Orte (from Rome) and the Siena-Perugia highway (from Florence). The main Rome-Florence railway line also has a station at Orvieto, as well as a line that links Rome with Florence via Spoleto, Assisi, and Perugia. 

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