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Umbria

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.

Perugia

Perugia

Perugia was among the most important cities of the Etruscans. The ancient Perugia is first mentioned in the account of the war of 310 or 309 B.C. between Etruscans and the Romans. In Perugia there are still remains from the old city walls, which were build more than 2.200 years ago. Perugia is a lively medieval walled hill town with many...

Assisi

Assisi

Assisi is first of all well-known for being the birthplace for St. Francis, Italy’s patron saint. It is told that Francis was a son of a well-to-do father but that he quite early in life abandoned his worldly ambitions. He founded the famous order of the Franciscans and initiated the foundation of the Poor Clare Sisters. Assisi has a distinct...

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