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 (ŭm′brē-ə, o͞om′brē-ä)
A region of central Italy in the Apennines. Occupied by the Umbrians in ancient times, it later fell to the Etruscans and then the Romans (c. 300 bc). After passing to various powers, Umbria came under the control of the papacy in the 1500s and joined the kingdom of Sardinia in 1860.


(ˈʌmbrɪə; Italian ˈumbrja)
(Placename) a mountainous region of central Italy, in the valley of the Tiber. Pop: 834 210 (2003 est). Area: 8456 sq km (3265 sq miles)


(ˈʌm bri ə)

a region in central Italy. 819,000; 3270 sq. mi. (8470 sq. km).
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Noun1.Umbria - a mountainous region in central ItalyUmbria - a mountainous region in central Italy
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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In Tuscany the spring was scattering flowers through the land, and Philip was nineteen; let him come and they could wander through the mountain towns of Umbria.
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Umbria is something Binan never had before and the idea was for people not to have to go far to shop, dine and unwind,' said Andrew Ng, president and CEO of Picadilly Circus.
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One of Italy's only landlocked and smallest regions, Umbria often gets overlooked for neighboring Tuscany.
LOVELY UMBRIA RURAL ITALY: Real Holidays (020 7359 3938) offers seven nights' dinner, B&B at luxury farmhouse hotel Le Silve, Umbria, for pounds 575 through July, September, October, and for pounds 650 in August.