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Nature

Umbria

Driving on the winding roads through the green heart of Italy will give you something worth photographing at each turn in the road. With bright colours during every season and sweeping forests and fields this region will almost certainly lead you to unexpected riches, especially if you dare to leave the beaten track. Umbria is the only Italian region without a coastline, but it definitely makes up for the lack of fish with its wealth of wild deer, roe, wild boar, badgers, foxes, hare and rabbits. Umbria is bordered by the Apennine Mountains in the north and east, causing these areas to be greener than the southern and western parts which, especially in summer, are hotter and dryer.

Tuscany

Sensational vistas combined with charming sunrises and sunsets create incomparable colours and impressions in Tuscany. Pastel-like paintings right before your very eyes. Almost endless walking and cycling through what is often said to be the most beautiful area of Italy. Cypress trees, olive trees, vineyards, beautiful nature parks and a fantastic coastline.

Marche

Blue and yellow, the bright colours that define this coastal region. What starts in the east as a rolling landscape changes into more than a hundred miles of beautiful beaches and rocky coastline. Southern Marche is hillier and unspoiled compared to the north. It is more peaceful in the west where Marche borders Umbria. In Marche you will find countless vineyards and olive trees and if you like fish, this is certainly the place to be.

Nature parks

In all three regions you have a wealth of possibilities to enjoy nature, e.g., on the border of Umbria and Marche lies Monte Sibillini, well-known from Italian Westerns; the Frasassi Caves in Marche, the largest cave system in Europe; the coastal area Maremma, Tuscany, hundreds of square miles bordering the pine-forest Marina di Alberese; the mouths of the rivers Ombrone and Paludi della Trappola; the marble quarries south of Pisa; Monte Nerone in northern Umbria.