1 Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria

The region’s finest and largest collection of medieval and Renaissance Umbrian paintings.

2 Gubbio

Best looking of Umbria’s medieval hill-towns, and without Assisi’s crowds and commercialism.

3 Basilica di San Francesco

Burial place of St Francis and one of Italy’s great buildings, with frescoes by Giotto and Simone Martini.

4 Valle di Spoleto

A swathe of country with four of the region’s most compelling villages: Spello, Bevagna, Trevi and Montefalco.

5 San Francesco, Montefalco

One of Umbria’s best small galleries, with a major fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli.

6 Valnerina

A verdant, mountain-edged valley dotted with hill-villages and spectacular views.

7 Piano Grande

A glorious upland plain, the centrepiece of the Monti Sibillini national park.

8 Duomo, Orvieto

On a par with the cathedrals in Milan and Siena, Orvieto’s Duomo has a glorious facade and a majestic fresco cycle by Luca Signorelli.

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