Umbria today

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You can see this in the towns' historical centres, marked by the events of land settlements: the passage of the Etruscans, of the Romans, the formation of communal centres of which there are traces everywhere, in Perugia as in Orvieto, in Spello as in Citt di Castello. You can sec it too in the mystic architecture of Assisi, Todi and Gubbio.
It could therefore be said that Umbria consists entirely of towns, due to the number of settlements varying in size, but with all the characteristics of an identical urban model, whose historical and artistic features emerge and develop without a break to our times. The charm of this stability bestows on Umbrian centres an aspect of cultural stratification, in which pre-Roman, Roman and mediaeval elements can be identified.
Turning then to the relationship between the people and their environment, it is no longer possible to define territorial, economie and demographic boundaries which respect the geographical distribution of mountains, hills and plains: here too the elements have become integrated in the course of history. Indeed, agricultural structures have always been modelled on the urban ones.
This, land use has always been based on a relationship between town and country, supported by a balanced distribution network of small and medium-sized towns.

Umbria is a place with a great tradition for hospitality and offers a large variety of accommodation possibilities: hotels, farm holiday, farmhouse, residence self-catering accommodation, b&b, rooms for rent, holiday homes, camp sites and tourist villages: there remains only to choose and undertake an interesting journey amidst myth and history. Umbria may also be discovered at any time of the year.