MumAbroad Tuscany & Umbria
Tuscany is a region in central Italy that stretches from the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Tuscany for families is wonderfully varied: sandy beaches on the Etruscan Coast and the island of Elba, some of the world’s most recognisable Renaissance art and architecture in the region’s capital Florence, beautiful landscapes and nature trails to explore, traditional pastimes to learn about and simple pasta, pizza and gelato make for family-friendly dining.
Florence is the region’s capital and one of Italy’s most fascinating places to live. It is the most populous city in Tuscany with around 400,000 inhabitants and its most iconic sight is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome.
Umbria is one of the smallest Italian regions and the only peninsular region that is landlocked bordered by Tuscany to the west, Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. The region is characterised by hills, woodland, mountains, valleys and castle topped Medieval hill towns remarkable for their historical and artistic heritage. Perugia is the capital city of the region, located about 160 kilometres north of Rome.