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umbria is a land apart, with its singular character, its identity and its magic, timeless landscape. Many consider it a "Fairy Tale" location.

At the geographical center of Italy, it is known, thanks to its lushness, as the peninsula’s “Green Heart”; its rolling hills and fertile plains are studded with picturesque towns, castles and monasteries, recalling millennia of human habitation.

 

Small in comparison to its neighboring regions, with barely a  million inhabitants, Umbria radiates a powerful image, both in Italy and abroad.

The landscape ranges from the great green slopes and peaks of the Monti Sibillini and the mountain chains that border Le Marche to the gentle hills and plains around Assisi and Deruta.

Timeless Landscapes

Elemental features of its reputation are its unspoiled landscape, its inimitable art and architecture, and, perhaps most significantly, its deeply mystical heritage.

Add to that the region’s famously fine cuisine and exuberant festivals and it’s no wonder that Umbria has developed a cachet all its own.

 

Recent decades have witnessed the arrival of a breed of “new Umbrians”, neo-settlers who have migrated here, maybe from Milan, Manchester, or Manhattan.

 

It’s not unusual, while exploring the region’s splendidly scenic roads and byways, to come across American couples enjoying the view, European travelers looking for rural escapism, or Italian ex-urbanities who have chosen a new, more relaxed way of life in its idyllic, largely rural setting.

 

Land of nuns and saints. 

Assisi was founded by the Roman Empire in year 250 Before Christ.

Throughout decades,

Saints, nuns and monks founded monasteries and churches.

 Christians pilgrims, and souls in search of peace travel here to pray 

and meditade.

Putting Umbria on the map

Torgiano, our local headquarter, is a medieval village located in the Assisi valley, the birth place of San Francis.

Located on the top of a small hill, surmounted by a tower of the 4th century,  It hosts the most ancient oil of olive museum and preserves an ancient agricultural tradition.

Surrounded by small vineyards and olive fields, it’s the place that has inspired our journey by providing us with amazing products coming from its unique soil.

This Extra Virgin Olive Oil represents the core of the identity of this holy land.

Of all the regions that make up the Italian peninsula, Umbria is the only one to be totally landlocked.

The region covers 8,450 sq Km (3,260 sq miles), of which three-quarters belong to the province of Perugia and one-quarter to the province of Terni.

Plains make up less than one-tenth of the total area, the rest being taken up with hills and mountains.

The main river is the Tiber (il Tevere) and the highest peak is Monte Redentore, at 2,450m (8,050ft). lake Trasimeno, west of Perugia, is the largest inland lake in central Italy.

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