Umbria is an Italian region bordering Tuscany and known as the country's green heart. This beautiful region is bursting with medieval hill towns, dense forests and local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines. It’s no wonder the lovely and talented photographer Yeliz visited and loved everything about it.

From Yeliz: I have heard of Umbria from a good Italian Friend whom i met during my travel to South America. Umbria is famous with it's agri culture tourism, where you get to stay at farms, with real Italian families. we book our place through booking it is called Agriturismo Montesalce. It used to be monastery from 18th hundreds now own by a cute little Italian family with nice typical Umbrian breakfast option.  It is located in the hills of beautiful Umbria area with a great green view. really a good spot for a calm getaway with no outside connections. 

I rented a car from Rome and drove through the b&b through narrow roads of the region. Which wasn't short but totally worths the trip! So many different views along the way! 

Asisi was my main town location to visit but I was told on the way that Spello was the real spot to see with less of tourists. It is a tiny little town, known by it's florals around the whole town! Everyone has decorated their houses with florals even the common areas are all about flowers. For a medieval era town Spello is the cutest and dreamy ever. 

Asisi on the other hand, is very famous among Catholic people and of cause St. Francisco, the catholic saint for animals and kids, there are also a lot of Italian tourist visitors in the town. On my very own good luck that day they had a medieval festival on the streets, which even created a great ambiance for the town. 

My favorite spot in Asisi was Giotto Hotel's terrace, where you get to have an almost birds-eye view with good drinks to relax. It is also much more quiet area with a great view so you really cannot go wrong. Asisi and Spello both are very small but easy to walk around towns. I have managed to do both of them the same day despite bad weather and a driving distance from the hotel i stayed but being in May helped along with the longer days as well. 

Umbria area is another alternative to Tuscany, which I believe has its own vibe and really worth doing a road trip along. 

Hope you enjoy the photos and would like to add the area to your travel lists!

My background is as a wedding & lifestyle photographer, shooting both digital and film to create authentic, soft and natural fine art photographs. Working primarily with natural light to give my work a beautiful, light and airy touch infused with soft tones. 

I have always appreciated and valued the simple things in life and finding the interesting in the ordinary.  Coco Lane was founded as I wanted to create something that is about an experience, the slower pace of life, cosiness and candlelight, cuddling up on the sofa with loved ones, being with the people you love, sharing food with close friends, a feeling of home, nurturing a chosen career, wanderlust travels, savouring the small moments in everyday life and just being you and enjoying a cup of tea.

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