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Discover the heart of Italy

A spellbinding haven of hills and woodland, Umbria is a peaceful idyll at the heart of Italy. This rural region boasts quaint medieval cities and beautiful rolling countryside. Umbria is revered amongst Italians for its mouth-watering local produce, harvested from the charmingly rustic farmsteads that scatter the landscape. A peppering of pink-stone villages still echoing with the voices of a wonderfully rich history further add to the magic of this captivating destination.

Villas in Umbria

Castel Rigone

A small, medieval village just five minutes' drive from Lake Trasimeno, Castel Rigone provides an ideal base to explore the countryside and towns of northern Umbria and southern Tuscany. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants in the town, whilst Perugia with its historical centre and cosmopolitan nightlife is just a short drive away.

  • 40mins fromPerugia

Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago is a town situated on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. The historical centre is a well preserved, walled medieval locality that features a handful of Piazzas and churches. There are a number of restaurants and shops in the town centre but the town’s main attraction is the Castello del Leone, otherwise known as the ‘Fortress of the Lion’, that has withstood a number of sieges and features square towers in four of its corners.

  • 55mins fromPerugia

Marsciano

Marsciano is a charming, busy little Umbrian town with a handful of good quality shops, some excellent restaurants, and cosy bars. A trendy ice cream parlour attracts lots of visitors from all over Europe thanks to its freshly made varieties made on the premises. The local wine is also very popular and will prove a popular choice when requested with the local pasta dish, Umbricelli.

  • 40mins fromPerugia

Montefalco

The small and quaint town of Montefalco is situated in the central part of the Italian province of Perugia. Boasting several historic churches and monuments, Montefalco is a great place for those looking for history and culture. Local restaurants and facilities can be found in the center and the whole area is surrounded by hills and outstanding views. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday but still within driving distance to other areas of Umbria.

  • 40mins fromPerugia

Paciano

Paciano is known to be the smallest municipality in Umbria and is surrounded by an amphitheatre of olive trees and green hills. In the centre lies the old town which features numerous monuments, towers and palaces from the middle ages and a couple of local shops and restaurants can be found. There are a handful of scenic trails for walking, cycling and horse riding. The town overlooks a panorama of Umbria and Tuscany with Lake Trasimeno just 6km away.

  • 1hr fromPerugia

Panicale

Panicale is a pretty, medieval hilltop town in Umbria situated very close to Lago di Trasimeno, the scene of Hannibals miltary successes and eventual defeat versus the might of the Roman Legions. The village is dominated by the hilltop fortress and the main square, or Piazza, is a delightful place to eat at the pavement cafes or spend a relaxing evening listening to jazz whilst enjoying a cool drink.

  • 55mins fromPerugia

Todi

Located in a stunning position high above the Tiber valley, Todi is packed with history and culture. Magical Piazza del Pololo is often described as the most perfect medieval square in the whole of Italy, and the churches of San Fortunato and Santa Maria della Consolazione further serve to captivate all who visit the town. Several of our villas are located in charming nearby villages of Porchiano, San Vernanzo and Montecastello di Vibio, all within just a few minutes drive of the historic town centre.

  • 30mins fromPerugia

Tolentino

Home to one of the most important Sanctuaries in Le Marche, Tolentino is a town rich in history and culture. Today many people visit to immerse themselves in the local history, marvel at the architecture, experience good local food and wine and also to shop in the nearby outlets. In recent years Tolentino has become well known for this kind of shopping as many Italian designers produce their shoes and clothes in the region and there are many factory outlets where budding fashionistas can pick up a bargain!

  • 55mins fromAncona

Tuoro Sul Trasimeno

A village steeped in history, perhaps the most famous visitor to tiny Tuoro Sul Trasimeno has been Hannibal who defeated the mighty Roman army on a battlefield outside the village in 217 BC. To this day, bones and artifacts are discovered around the village and the serene Lake Trasimeno. The lake itself is an oasis of peace and tranquility and also offers a range of activities, whether you enjoy water, or countryside pursuits.

  • 35mins fromPerugia

Your Umbria Villa holiday

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Outdoor pursuits in Umbria

An undulating patchwork of fields and farmhouses, Umbria retains an air of tranquillity without the numbers of tourists frequenting other parts of the Italian peninsula. With plenty of space to enjoy the beautiful countryside, the area is ideal whether you want to walk, cycle or simply relax amongst cypress trees and sunflowers.

Famed for its excellent wine production, the picture-postcard Umbrian countryside is dotted with vineyards and wineries, perfect for spending a sunny afternoon walking amongst the vines or even indulging in a few tasters of this year’s vintage.

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Local Cuisine in Umbria

Umbria is famous for its production of some of the finest ingredients used in Italian food including rich olive oil, rare black truffles and delicious pasta. The result is a superb choice of delectable local dishes such as pasta al tartufi – pasta with truffles, and porchetta – roast suckling pig.

As the sun sets, Umbrian towns buzz with locals and visitors alike, enjoying a leisurely ‘passagiatta’ – the traditional stroll through the streets and piazzas, before retiring to one of the many atmospheric restaurants to feast on local pasta and risotto.

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Hints of history in Umbria

A distinctly medieval atmosphere prevails in Umbria, with awe-inspiring architecture and fascinating artwork to be found in almost every town, large or small. A prime example is the beautiful cathedral in Orvieto, which dominates the city skyline and will captivate you with its majestic Gothic facing and elaborate frescos.

If it’s even older history that you crave, the Umbrian landscape is rich in ancient historical sites including the ruins of Ocriculum near present day Otricoli, the fascinating site of a Roman town where countless antiquities and works of art have been unearthed since its discovery in the 18th Century.

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Discover local charm in Umbria

Umbria is a melting-pot of the traditional and modern, which combine seamlessly to create a wonderfully rich cultural heritage. Popular time-honoured festivities such as the Corpus Christi day procession in Orvieto and the crossbow contest in Gubbio thrive alongside colourful contemporary occasions including an ever-popular jazz festival. Artistic and musical expression flourishes in the region as it has done for centuries, fuelled by the student population of the 700 year-old University of Umbria, with young people at the forefront of creating today’s fascinating cultural landscape.

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Not to be missed...

  • Spend a few hours browsing the shops of Deruta and get great prices for the renowned Umbrian ceramics.
  • Pass a warm summer evening sipping a glass of Orvieto whilst enjoying the calming al fresco music of the Umbria Jazz festival, held each July in Perugia.
  • Cool off in the spray from the spectacular Marmore falls, the highest waterfall in Europe plunging 165 metres down into the lush, rural valley below.
  • Hop over the border into Tuscany to sample the elegant red wines of the many cellars in Montepulciano, a charming hillside town.
  • Eat out in style with a once-in-lifetime pasta meal topped with delicious grated Umbrian truffles.
  • Make an unforgettable day-trip to Rome, a city with more historical and artistic treasures per square mile than anywhere else in the world, just two hours away from your Umbrian hideaway.

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