Umbria is beautiful. It is mountainous, agricultural, rolling, flat. It has an incredible variety. It is one of only 4 Italian provinces that is land locked. The other 3 are nestled against the Alps. It is referred to as the “green heart” of Italy.
This spring, as we took a few days to travel around a small part of the south-central part of Umbria, we reveled in the beauty. Spring brings new crops, poppies, budding arbors, clear air.
If you have a bit of the farmer in you, there is something about the lushness of spring crops that creates a thrill.
Neat fields with towns in the distance. Umbria has its share of suburbia, but more often, town ends and country begins with an almost visible line.
I love the vertical posts leading to the vertical rows of trees!
One of the nice things about having a car is the invitation that little roads offer. We’ve taken little roads not knowing where they led and found one of the best restaurants and vineyards we’ve ever been to, and some very inviting agritourismos.
The mountains and valley make a nice backdrop for the silver of the olive trees.
And the poppies make a nice foreground!
Gnarled old, old grape vines, trimmed who knows how many times sprouting new growth, promising delectable wines in the fall.
And the vineyards leading down to Lake Corbara as we headed for Orvieto and the end of our few days in central Umbria. A beautiful place both in its nature and the towns made by man.
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