Often referred to as “the green heart of Italy”, Umbria borders with the southern side of Tuscany to the west, with Le Marche to the east and with the regions of Lazio and Abruzzo to the south, within striking distance of the main international airport links at Florence, Pisa and Perugia, the Umbrian capital city. The gap between property prices in the two regions is narrowing, but those seeking greater value for money than Tuscany’s prized Val d’Orcia or Chianti could look at the area that surrounds Orvieto in Umbria and is within easy reach of Rome.
Alternatively, there are the hills north of Perugia, a cultural and artistic town (its jazz festival in July is an annual highlight) with an ancient university and an airport.
Umbria is a treasure trove of the Romanesque and Gothic styles, with fine museums and world class architecture and art at every turn.
Distinctive also for its local specialities; from renowned Umbrian wines from the popular Orvieto and Sagrantino di Montefalco to excellent locally produced micro-vineyards, and a plethora of succulent local dishes to be found in restaurants, neighbourhood alimentari and weekly farmers markets.
The Niccone Valley is well-served by excellent air, road and train links.
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Preferred locations such as Cortona, the Niccone Valley, Città di Castello, Orvieto and Todi present good opportunities to buy Italian property for sale in an area famous for its high quality wine, locally produced olive oil and excellent meat, cheese and truffle farming.
The Niccone Valley is one of the beautiful green Umbrian valleys bordering with Tuscany and offering a range of villas with impressive views and stunning scenery.