Perhaps it is the evocative nature of the place, or a certain enchanted air (we might almost say ÒmysticÓ) that you breathe to some extent everywhere, but sooner or later whoever visits Umbria ends up thinking: Saint Francis, that great, gentle, tender and poetic Saint of happiness and meekness could only have been born here in Umbria. In this place of ever-green, enchanted and radiant nature, in these towns the concept of Òhistoric centerÓ seems inadequate and reductive, so widespread is the monumental and artistic component in the towns of Umbria. Perugia, for example, the regional capital, just to describe it is to lose oneself in the richness, complexity and magnificence of its architectural and artistic treasures. This guide covers the region of Umbria, in Central Italy, called ""the green heart of Italy"". In detail it covers Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Passignano sul Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spello, Spoleto, Todi.