You might have heard the region of Umbria referred to as the green heart of Italy, and when you visit this spectacular part of central Italy, you understand why. Umbria’s forests, pastures, vineyards and olive groves paint a patchwork of green across its valleys and mountains. This is a spectacularly beautiful, tranquil region, where (in addition to visiting scores of unspoiled medieval hill towns) you can hike or picnic in many parks and nature reserves – from Monti Sibillini to Lago Trasimeno to Colfiorito.
If you love being in nature as much as I do, on your next trip to Italy you might want to explore a bit of Umbria’s natural beauty. Click on the link below to peek at some of the best nature reserves and parks located in the green heart of Italy.
Pamela Haack is an Italy travel consultant and author of Off the Beaten Strada: Top 10 Favorite Etruscan Sites. She specializes in creating group trips and personalized experiences for travelers who enjoy active vacations in Italy – off the beaten strada.
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