Umbria Holidays

Umbria Holidays

Umbria holidays show how Umbria is the ’green heart of Italy’, with the ancient roman Via Flaminia and Old Father Tiber flowing through its center - a land of verdant valleys and patchwork wooded hills interspersed with buttercups, bluebells, poppies and thousands of other wild flowers. The monasteries and ancient abbeys remind us that this is the ’Terra dei Santi’ - land of the saints: St Benedict and gentle St Francis to name but two. The Umbrians themselves are mild mannered and trusting in keeping with these traditions. Umbria is a land of water too - the Fonti del Clitunno lagoons and islands planted with poplars and weeping willows, or Umbria’s ancient springs such as San Gemini. What better way to discover this beautiful region than by taking holidays in Umbria with one of our villas.

The towns are magnificent, crammed with art and unchanged since medieval times. Visit the bustling university city of Perugia, balanced high above the Tiber and the regional capital. It is awash with splendid Etruscan and Renaissance monuments. Its gallery in the Palazzo dei Priori houses the region’s finest art and it is also renowned for the most romantic medieval streets and piazzas in all Italy. Mixing the old and new, Perugia is host to an unmissable jazz festival every July, and you’ll be glad to know that its other most famous export is chocolate! Why not take part in Umbria tourism and book one of our villas in July to coincide with Perugia’s jazz festival?

Umbria’s best-known hill town is surely Assisi, enjoying far-reaching views over the ’Plain of Angels’. Enchanting old houses with balconies overflowing with flowers line narrow, cobbled streets full of arches and steps. And the Basilica di San Francesco dominates the town, now fully restored and at its most beautiful in the early morning. In contrast to this, Umbria’s countryside is a haven of tranquility, interspersed with historic towns, magnificent views and impressive churches and cathedrals. The cuisine in this region is legendary, and the wines on offer are second to none. It’s easy to see why Umbria holidays are such a popular choice.
If you are considering renting a going for your holidays in Umbria, Cottages to Castles are pleased to offer a selection of privately owned and superbly presented Umbria villas and Umbria rentals. Start looking for your dream Umbria villa here.

 UMBRIAN FOOD   SHOPPING IN UMBRIA  UMBRIAN WINE   UMBRIAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE 
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Eating out on Umbria holidays will be a delightful experience.  Regional tradition is still important in Umbrian kitchens and local dishes tend to be no-nonsense, with hardly a sauce in sight - expect on pasta, of course! Try Tagliatelle al tartufo, to sample the delicious truffles from the Apennine region, or Cinghiale (wild boar) if you’re feeling adventurous. Freshwater lake trout is a great favorite here, and is served in a variety of ways, and the Fritto misto is a fantastic concoction of lamb chops, liver, sweetbreads and artichokes deep fried in batter. Vegetables are always fresh and tasty, such as courgettes and lentils. And for dessert, treat yourself to the multitude of fruit tarts and ice cream.   When you rent one of our holiday villas for holidays in Umbria you will be close to an outdoor market selling excellent quality meat, fruit and vegetables, but - perhaps more than any other region in Italy - Umbria specializes in specific products, relating to different towns. For example, Gubbio sells hand-painted ceramics, Norcia and Monteluco are famous for their cured meats and truffles, and for a wonderful selection of leather shoes look no further than Perugia. Orvieto is the best-known place in Umbria for wine-producing. Made mainly from Trebbiano and Verdello grapes, the dry Orvieto Classico is highly thought of and extremely popular. The very fine dry red Rubesco and the dry light and fresh white wines of Torgiano, which lies between Perugia and Assisi, are well worth a try. Also from the area around Perugia, you will find Colli Perugini 

Although a small landlocked region of Italy, there are some truly fabulous masterpieces of art and architecture to explore when enga ging in Umbria tourism.

The jewel of Umbria, and the oldest town in the region, Gubbio attracts many visitors for its art and the architectural splendour of the Consuls Palace and Ducal Palace.  In Orvieto the famous Duomo is a true masterpiece of Italian Gothic art, and a real feat in engineering is that of St Patricks Well, at 62m deep, two spiral staircases of 248 steps wind down to the water and around the well but yet never meet.

The medieval and Renaissance architectural city of Spoleto is the setting for International events such as the Festival of the Two Worlds.  And Perugia is home to some magnificent cultural and architectural masterpieces, one of the most extensive collections in Italy.

If you are considering renting Umbria holidays, Cottages to Castles are pleased to offer a selection of privately owned and superbly presented Umbria villas and Umbria rentals. Start looking for your dream holiday holiday villa in Italy here.

   OUR FULL RANGE OF HOLIDAY HOMES IN UMBRIA HOLIDAYS  
CAMPETTA
CAMPETTA
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 1
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CANTINA
CANTINA
Montone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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FIENILE
FIENILE
Montone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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GASPARA
GASPARA
Montone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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LA POLZELLA
LA POLZELLA
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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LAVANDA
LAVANDA
Montone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 2 | No of bedrooms 1
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LE COSTE
LE COSTE
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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MADERNO
MADERNO
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 3 | No of bedrooms 1
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SANTA CROCE
SANTA CROCE
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 1
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CASA DI ZOCCO
CASA DI ZOCCO
San Feliciano, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CASA FRANCESCANA 1
CASA FRANCESCANA 1
Assisi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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CLITUNNO
CLITUNNO
Trevi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 2
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COTTAGE LE CASALINE
COTTAGE LE CASALINE
Spoleto, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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LA NIDOLA
LA NIDOLA
Todi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 4 | No of bedrooms 2
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BALCONE
BALCONE
Montone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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CASA FRANCESCANA 2
CASA FRANCESCANA 2
Assisi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA MONICA
VILLA MONICA
Umbertide, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 6 | No of bedrooms 3
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VILLA LUPO
VILLA LUPO
Santa Cristina, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA MAGNIFICO
VILLA MAGNIFICO
Giano dell'Umbria, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA SPETTACOLO
VILLA SPETTACOLO
Todi, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 8 | No of bedrooms 4
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VILLA BELLOSGUARDO
VILLA BELLOSGUARDO
Monte Castello di Vibio, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 12 | No of bedrooms 5
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VILLA DONATELLA
VILLA DONATELLA
Umbertide, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 9 | No of bedrooms 5
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VILLA CANTASTORIE
VILLA CANTASTORIE
Montefalco, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 12 | No of bedrooms 6
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VILLA ETRURIA
VILLA ETRURIA
Umbertide, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 14 | No of bedrooms 7
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VILLA LIDIA
VILLA LIDIA
Salci (Città della Pieve), Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 14 | No of bedrooms 7
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CASALE LE DUE QUERCE
CASALE LE DUE QUERCE
Narni, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 25 | No of bedrooms 8
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ELEONORA SPECIAL
ELEONORA SPECIAL
Collazzone, Umbria GBP 0
Sleep 20 | No of bedrooms 10
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