Watch the video and you will agree that everything wonderful about Italy is here; waiting for you in the heart of Italy.
You've Tuscany, where so much that is typical of the beauty of Italy awaits you under that glorious Tuscan sun. Fields of sunflowers, country lanes lined with cypress tree, vineyards, olive groves and villas of golden stone, cities like Florence, which have provided inspiration for writers, poets, artists and you and me for centuries.
Then, of course there is Umbria, destination of pilgrim since the time of St Francis of Assisi, where still today visitors find their spirits soar and their souls seems a little more at peace. Impossible it is not to fall in love with the gentle landscape of rolling hills and medieval villages.
Wake up in one of the typical little villages like Spello or Orvieto, to the fresh aroma of espresso and the musical sounds of Italian drifting up on the gentle breeze from the piazza below. Roll up the shutters, let the sun shine in and say hello to Italy.
Next stop is Le Marche, here is a region undiscovered by tourists, where life is, even today, lived at the gentle pace of yesteryear. Locals happily pass a morning gossiping in the piazza and strangers are welcomed like long lost family. Towns you will not want to miss here include Corinaldo, San Leo and Urbino .
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