A land for connoisseurs
Just a few years ago, Umbria was known as Tuscany's little sister. Today the “green heart” of Italy is celebrated just as much as its famous neighbors Tuscany, Lazio and Marche. The reasons for this are simple: the less touristy region has all the characteristics of Tuscany and more - romantic vineyards, good food and medieval castles.
Rent a villa in Umbria and discover a region unlike any other in Italy when it comes to food, wine, art, culture and architecture. Norcia is known for its truffles, ham and cheeses, Orvieto Cathedral is one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the country and the Spoleto Summer Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Europe.
Umbria is also called "la terra dei santi", the land of the saints. Saints were born in this region, including Saint Francis and Saint Benedict. The majestic Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi also contains world-famous frescoes that are well worth seeing.
As the only region in Italy that doesn't border the coast, Umbria more than makes up for the lack of a beach. Lake Trasimeno and the tributaries of the Tiber offer plenty of opportunities to roll up your pants and cool off in the summer heat.
Umbria is one of the smaller regions of Italy with an area of almost 8500 km² and yet hardly any other region can impress with such a unique combination of history, art and culture. Within a few days, thanks to the short distances, you can explore the most beautiful corners of Umbria!
Perugia, the regional capital of Umbria, is particularly known for its clearly visible Etruscan history. Surrounded by a medieval city wall, Etruscan fountains and a panoramic path from the southernmost tower along the wall ring, you can discover the relics of the past everywhere. Perugia is also one of Italy's great art cities. Rent a villa in Perugia and attend one of the popular jazz and chocolate festivals. The picturesque village of Orvieto is particularly known for its ceramic art and is worth a stop.
If you are in Umbria, you should definitely visit the medieval city of Assisi, it is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Italy. Birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of Italy, and the majestic Basilica of Saint Francis give this city a very special flair.
If you rent a villa in Terni you can quickly reach the highest waterfall in Europe, the Cascata delle Marmore. In summer, a boat trip on the idyllic Lago di Piediluco also offers a refreshing way to cool off.
The 1500 km long Apenino Centrale mountain range stretches from the north of Umbria to the south and forms the backbone of Umbria. Hikers and cyclists in particular get their money's worth here. You can discover countless Roman roads and ancient hiking trails when you rent a villa in Umbria.
The university town of Perguia offers a variety of small bars and restaurants. Even in the smallest towns in Umbria you will always find a piazza with small cafes and an ice cream parlor that is open until late at night in summer.
From festivals such as “Festival dei due Mondi”, “Umbria Jazz” and “Festival delle Nazioni di Musica da Camera” to the theater festival “Teatro in Piazza”, there are many cultural events to discover in Umbria in summer.
Sample Italy's best olive oils and Sagrantino wines, grown only around the town of Montefalco. At Redibis you can enjoy fine, modern Italian cuisine under the Roman amphitheater of Bevagna.
Contrary to the Tuscan trend, Umbria is best known for its white wine. Linger with a glass of refreshing peach wine, a slice of pecorino, or some fresh ricotta drizzled with raw honey. Umbria is a destination for connoisseurs!
Would you rather sit on your own terrace and enjoy the view of your rented villa in Umbria and being served by your private chef? No problem for our excellent concierge service. We will be happy to arrange for you to hire a local chef to provide you with the Italian delicacies of Umbria during your stay. Just let us know if you would like an additional service like this for your stay in our villas for rent in Umbria.