Central Italy has some of the most visited cities in the country. Rome, known as the eternal city, attracts tourists in droves, as does Florence, considered to be the cradle of the renaissance. Trace Rome’s history as you visit the Coliseum, the churches, the basilicas, museums and the Vatican. Florence is where art, literature and culture thrived and you can see this in its art galleries, museums and the architecturally impressive buildings. Other places pale in comparison, but are worth exploring nonetheless. The dramatic landscape of mountains and vast sandy beaches of Abruzzo and its capital, L’Aquila are famous for peasant cuisine that includes delicacies like wild boar ham. While Emilia Romagna attracts gourmands and art lovers, the thickly forested Umbria is known as the ‘green heart’ of Italy and is the only administrative region that has no coastline or border with a foreign country. Perugia, its regional capital, has wonderful renaissance architecture and a vibrant nightlife. Central Italy is where history, art, culture and natural beauty combine to give you a truly unique experience.