Holiday homes Umbria
The only landlocked region on the Italian peninsula, Umbria is called the green heart of Italy. The enchanting and radiant nature of the hills and mountains are dotted with walled towns and villages, fortresses, castles and monasteries, having retained their medieval aspect. Not only geographically, but also culture wise, Umbria is the heart of Italy. The population steadily keeps up their traditions and festivals. They make a virtue of not changing and of maintaining a lifestyle which has been rooted for centuries.
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A holiday in Umbria is like travelling through nature, culture, art and gastronomy.
A place well-worth going, if you are looking for the true values of life. Many of the important saints come from this region with its special atmosphere of medieval mystic. The founders of the monastic orders of the Franciscans and the Benedictines (Francis of Assisi and Benedict of Norcia) were famous citizens of Umbria.
The mountain range of the Apennines passes through Umbria, and nature offers magnificent landscapes of rolling green hills and mountains with unspoiled forests, lakes, rivers, rocky cliffs, grottoes and olive groves.
The Lake Trasimeno, on the border of Tuscany, is Italy’s fourth lake and the Umbrian replacement for the sea. A lovely place, which offers a wide range of outdoor activities such as sailing, surfing etc.
Perugia, the regional capital has beautiful architectural and artistic treasures: The Etruscan walls, the magnificent Palazzo Gallenga, the prestigious university and many other historical buildings and monuments, all leading out from the central square, Piazzi IV Novembre.
Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Città di Castello and many other towns are enriched by monuments, palaces and churches of high artistic merit.