Located in the heart land of Italy, Umbria is one of the fascinating cities in Italy. It is well known for as a city with hills, Valleys Mountains and home of historical cities, such as Perugia, Assisi, Terni, Norcia, etc. Speaking about border, Tuscany borders it to the west; Marché borders it to the east and Lazio to the south. Historians believed that the city of Umbria was named for the Umbri people who are Italic people thoroughly affected or influenced by the Romans expansion. Umbria has a capital city called Perugia. Perugia is divided into two provinces namely: Perugia and Terni. The Tiber and Nera are the main river that is found in Umbria. There is yet one lake called Transimeno which is located in the western part of the city. There are however, other interesting facts or things I think you should know about Umbria. It will be discussed further on various subheadings for more clarification.
Economy – Umbria’s present economic structure is an upsurge of a series of activities that happened, a transformative one indeed; that occurred in the 1970s and 1980s. During this period, there was a rapid increase and development in small and medium firm sector of the industry which consequently which brought about a drastic reduction in the full operation of large firms. Also, in the 20th century, industrialization was much encouraged by the construction of several hydroelectric plants. This has in no small measure, facilitated the manufacturing of steel, textile, processed foods, and cotton. It is also worthy to observe here that the food sector produces and process pasta, pork-meat, confectionery, and also the traditional product of Valnerinain the present form of (cheese, truttles, lenticels) etc.
Occupation – Umbria people are predominantly farmers though small-scale farming hold sway there. The products they flourish very well on are: cereal, grapes, sugar, beets, and olives; and they very good at rearing cattle and hogs.
Politics – an Italian Communist party that formed with Tuscany, Emilia, Romagna and Marché. The party controlled power in the city and also held on to it for a very long time. The party was otherwise known as and was also referred to as “Red Regions”. Currently however, Umbria is being governed by a Democratic party.
Language – their language, like the UK’s, is almost the same. Every region has their own native dialect. Other facts about Umbria include.
It is believed that an olive tree that has existed for nearly 1700 years could be found there. Historically, it is the only Italian region that doesn’t have boundary with any country. Umbria is a place where traditions, fairs and celebrations is of significant importance to the populace and is being held with a great respect.
It is no new that Italy is the country that produces wines of great taste. They have been widely acclaimed for this. But where in particular is it produced in Italy? This has been the question for some time. Well, Umbria is that exact place where those grate taste wine is produced, mostly.