Umbria is arguably one of the most beautiful regions of Italy, yet it is rarely crowded. Full of medieval towns and villages on hill tops, Umbria is a joy to see rich with pine forests and olive groves. It has a sense of timelessness and a serene ambience everywhere you go.
Umbria is often referred to as the green heart of Italy, well it is in central Italy and it is very green and fertile so that is understandable. Plentiful with water from Lake Trasimeno in the west it also watered by the by the River Tiber which winds its’ way through valleys of Umbria.
If you enjoy nature, visit the wonderful Mount Subasio and Mount Cucco parks on the eastern border with the Apennines. Umbria, like Tuscany, offers intriguing traces of a rich past, but Umbria reveals a more subtle blend of treasures. Many of its old towns incorporate ancient Etruscan and Roman, although less glitzy than Tuscany, Umbria it is a formidable destination.
Umbria basks in three thousand years of history and is an ancient cultural delight, a fantastic place to enjoy a fine Italian holiday. See the Benedictine Monasteries which were the cornerstones of learning for the arts, science, medicine and agriculture.
Perugia was the first cultural centre in the mediaeval period and again later in the Renaissance period. The University was founded at the end of the 12th century and is one of the oldest in Europe. The city of Orvietto is famous for artistic and literary history.
If you are searching for holiday rental accommodation in Umbria, relax. Umbria is well developed for tourism and there is an extensive choice of holiday rental accommodation including ski chalets, studios, apartments, villas, duplexes, townhouses, farmhouses and even mansions, to provide you with perfect holiday accommodation facilities. Find a suitable holiday home in Umbria and book direct with the owner. If you prefer self catering accommodation there are plenty of choices, otherwise you can choose from Italian bed and breakfast or hotel accommodation.