Located on the River Tiber in Italy’s Umbria region is the town of Umbertide. One of the few Umbrian cities to lay on flat land, it makes for a leisurely stroll through lush green countryside – a patchwork of fields, olive orchards and forests. In Umbertide itself there are many sites to visit. First and foremost is La Rocca – the medieval fort protecting the river, which contains an exhibition of contemporary art, the main church, simply known as Collegiata – an octagonal 16th-century building with paintings by Pomarancio, and a number of other churches such as the late medieval Chiesa Santa Maria della Pieta. The main museum in town includes works by Luca Signorelli and is housed in the Church of S. Croce. Once you’ve finished sightseeing, there are some wonderful restaurants and cafes around to relax in, tasting the local Umbrian delicacies. And for more, there’s the nearby walled medieval village of Borgo Santa Giuliana – an impressive sight, which is definitely worth a visit.