The provinces of Umbria and their capitals
The green region of Umbria in central Italy is divided into the charming Perugia and Terni provinces. Read here the most interesting information about the two provinces.
Umbria's Provinces & Capitals: Exploring the Character of Each Region
The province of Perugia in northern Umbria
The province of Perugia and its provincial capital of the same name cover most of Umbria. Here you will find almost endless ranges of hills, wide valleys such as the Valle Umbra and the Tiber Valley and, as a contrast, the mountainous regions of Monte Cucco and the Monti Sibillini in the far east.
On the hills and mountains, medieval villages worth seeing tell of Umbria’s history with unimagined art treasures and ancient traditions. In the west of the region, the beautiful Lago Trasimeno (Trasimeno Lake) extends over an area of more than 128 km². It is the largest lake in central Italy and is home to the three islands of Polvese, Isola Maggiore and Isola Minore.
The pilgrimage town of Assisi is a highlight of the region. The Basilica of St Francis, decorated by Giotto and Cimabue, attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.
The entire town and its religious site were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.
In the provincial capital of Perugia, the Middle Ages meet the 21st century. From the newer quarters of the city, a modern mini-metro runs into the medieval walls of the old town, which a bright corso crosses. Here you can stroll along the countless cafés, museums and sights.
The Province of Terni in Southwest Umbria
In the province of Terni, you will find almost untouched forests and mountains, olive groves, natural oases along the Tiber River, medieval castles and villages. In the valley of the Nera River, which rises in the Monti Sibillini, the Nera and Velino rivers converge and flow into the Tiber. The steep slopes