Most popular Villas in Umbria
Highlights in Umbria
- Delicious wine production
- Jazz festivals
- Underground worlds
- Great history
- Magnificent architecture ideal for pictures
Most popular amenities for Villas in Umbria
Villas in Umbria
Known as the green heart of the country, Umbria sits alongside Tuscany. Green rolling hills and beautiful villages draw in many holidaymakers from all over the world. To enjoy Umbria the best place to stay is in a nice villa in Perugia, the capital. Maybe you want to stay a few days in Assisi, one of the most popular towns in the region. Spello and Orvieto are quieter areas. Foligno and Bevagna offer lovely villas in medieval-like appearance towns. Trevi is also a picturesque town with some of the best views in Umbria and the “oil” capital of the region with an interesting museum about its production. Montefalco though, is an ideal setting to find a villa for wine lovers.Fantastic villas surrounded by nature
If you are looking for a romantic getaway, find a villa for two. The wide selection of villas in Umbria allows you to choose villas near the beach, villas for families and villas with swimming pools. The region offers several possibilities. Find a perfect villa in the middle of nature and enjoy the gardens, the beautiful surroundings and the cosy rooms of traditional properties, with wood and stone decorations. Bright interiors, large windows letting the sunlight in every morning and equipped kitchens with all the amenities to enjoy a perfect holiday.
Travellers and activities
Since its debut in 1973, the Jazz Festival of Perugia is a world benchmark of jazz music. For ten days in July, the city offers impressive headline acts featuring BB King, Van Morrison, Diana Krall or Nick Mason. The events are held around town including the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria or the Arena Santa Giuliana. But if you fancy a winter break in Umbria you still can enjoy some jazz at the winter edition in Orvieto, around late December and early January.Umbria for wine lovers
Montefalco is well known for its wine production. This great feature is celebrated during the year with different events like Terre di Sagrantino in Easter where you can also sample honey and oil. On the last Sunday of May, attend the Cantine Aperte when the cellars open their doors to visitors to taste the production of that year. ‘Montefalco August’ brings you a 3 week celebration and December, a series of events about raisin wines. Choose your dates and enjoy the wine of Umbria.
Did you know the tasty bruschetta is a specialty from Umbria?
Top 7 travel tips in Umbria
Perugia, is home to several Etruscan and medieval buildings and monuments, such as the Fontana Maggiore, the Etruscan Arch and the Palazzo dei Priori. Walls, doors, buildings of various historical periods, theatres and churches dot the city, all to be discovered and animated by an intense cultural life thanks to the two universities that are located there.2. A tour around Assisi and Gubbio
A stay in Umbria cannot be complete unless you go to Assisi and Gubbio, on the trail of San Francesco. In the Basilica of Assisi you can admire the frescoes by Cimabue and Giotto and the Porziuncola (first nucleus of the Franciscan church), while in Gubbio, the city where the saint and the wolf meet, the medieval palaces and museums are not to be missed.3. Visit the underground world of Orvieto
The medieval buildings of Orvieto ooze a unique beauty and the suggestive underground streets and its majestic Romanesque-Gothic cathedral are truly unforgettable. The lower part of town was restored after WWII and the upper part keeps the true charm. To escape the heat of the summer months, you can explore the underground tunnels and the 440 caves full of history regarding WWII.4. Discover Lake Trasimeno
Lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy. It is home to shallow waters and is fed by the natural rainfall and an artificial inlet. It is located in a quiet area, where you can taste good freshwater fish and go for walks in the villages that surround it such as Magione, Castiglione del Lago and Passignano. While in the area, you can also visit the Polvese, Maggiore and Minore islands.5. Visit the Marmore waterfall
The Marmore waterfall, located a few miles from Terni, is an artificial waterfall dating back to Roman times, created to reclaim the Rieti plain, which underwent some changes and modifications over the centuries. The current appearance dates back to 1787, the year in which Pope Pius VI commissioned the architect Andrea Vinci to plan the waterfalls, which were later used to supply energy to industries. The waterfalls, open at certain times of the day and can be easily visited by following the specific paths.6. Piazza de Todi, the perfect picture spot
Walk through Piazza del Popolo without trying to photograph it from every angle. This fantastic square is one of Umbria's finest medieval squares with notable buildings on the side. Admire the Palazzo dei Priori, Santa Maria Annunziata Cathedral, Palazzo del Capitano and Palazzo del Popolo. Years of history behind the walls of magnificent buildings.7. Narni Sotteranea
A historic site in Narni is the extraordinary subterranean world discovered in the late 1970s. Take a tour of the Roman Cistern, the ancient aqueducts, a Benedictine church, a jail cell and a spooky Inquisition courtroom. From June to September you can enjoy different times of the day to have your one hour tour. Throughout the rest of the year, it is available on Saturdays and Sundays.