Fundamental sectors : Umbria, with its 20.462 million euros GDP, is a demographically small but economically dynamic region. Its economy is grounded on four main sectors: industry, handicraft, agriculture and tourism. The great industrial establishments are concentrated in Terni and Perugia territories. In Terni there is an important iron and steel complex, mechanical and metallurgic establishments. In the rest of the Region there is a good number of small factories and handicraft companies (the number of companies in Umbria, according to official statistics, is about 67 per 1000 inhabitants).

The Region, both through specific measures provided by the Rural Development programme, both through research and experimentation projects, fosters the conservation and the development of the environmental heritage. In particular, the Region carries out activities in order to support biological productions and other quality productions protecting the environment and the consumers.

The development of biological agriculture and of the other quality productions, recognized at the European level, is a part of the regional agricultural strategy and in the near future, an essential part of the Umbria territorial identity (Source: Umbria Region).

Known as the “Green heart of Italy”, Umbria is endowed with rich and varied natural capital. The morphological features of the territories make it interesting both for its nature and landscapes. Among its natural marvels, we can mention the Marmore waterfalls and the seven natural parks, including the Tiber river park and the Lake Trasimeno park.

Furthermore, Umbria is the perfect touristic destination all year round, thanks to its rich artistic heritage, the numerous cultural events (e.g. Two Worlds Festival, Umbria Jazz and International Journalism Festival) and the religious places (among all, the enchanting Assisi).