10 Facts About Umbria


In literature, Umbria is referred to as Il cuore verde d'Italia or The green heart of Italy.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,582

The border between Etruria and Umbria was the Tiber river, as testified by the ancient name of Todi, Tular .

FactSnippet No. 1,252,583

The supremacy of the pope on Umbria was reinforced in 16th century through the erection of a fortress in Perugia by Pope Paul III, named after him Rocca Paolina.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,584

In 1927, the region of Umbria was divided into the provinces of Perugia and Terni.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,585

In 1946, Umbria was incorporated into the Italian Republic as a region, comprising the two provinces of Perugia and Terni.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,586

One of the most important festivals in Umbria is "the festival of the Ceri ", known as Saint Ubaldo Day in Gubbio.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,587

Umbria is not only known for its historical recollections such as the festival of the Ceri, Calendimaggio in Assisi and the giostra della Quintana in Foligno, but for one of the biggest jazz music festivals called Umbria Jazz.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,588

Food industry in Umbria produces processed pork-meats, confectionery, pasta and the traditional products of Valnerina in preserved form .

FactSnippet No. 1,252,589

Umbria is the region where the Umber pigment was originally extracted.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,590

Umbria was considered a stronghold of the Democratic Party and left-leaning parties for over 50 years, however in 2019 the candidate of the centre-right coalition Donatella Tesei won the region's presidential election against her centre-left rival Vincenzo Bianconi, garnering 57.

FactSnippet No. 1,252,591