Said to mark Italy's exact geographical centre, Narni often slips under the radar. Yet the town boasts an inviting hilltop centre with all the trimmings: medieval churches, quaint piazzas and noble palazzi.
Norcia is renowned as the birthplace of San Benedetto (St Benedict) and as a foodie hotspot – its tartufo nero (black truffle), prosciutto di Norcia (dry-cured ham) and salame di cinghiale (spicy wild-boar sausage) are known and appreciated throughout Italy.
Sprawling down a steep hillside, pretty Spello is the archetypal postcard-pretty medieval town. Action is centred on the historic centre, an attractive ensemble of immaculate honey-tinted stone houses and churches, encircled by ancient Roman walls and chess-piece towers.
A collage of soft-stone houses, palazzi and belfries pasted to a hillside, Todi looks freshly minted for a fairy tale.
These are the top experiences and sights in Narni, Norcia, Spello and Todi, according to Lonely Planet.