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Villas in Umbria

Villas in Umbria in the green heart of Italy

Umbria is regarded as the green heart of Italy because of its lavish landscapes and gorgeous mountain ranges. Due to the Tiber river and its tributaries, the region is fertile and green throughout the year. There are several small towns worth visiting on your self-catering holidays as well as a number of beautiful castles on the hillsides. NOVASOL holiday lettings Italy, including our range of villas in Umbria, are also located amidst this lush scenery, giving fantastic panoramas of the entire region. Umbria is a small region and therefore ideal for holidaymakers who are looking for a relaxing and a quiet holiday.

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Attractions to see from villas in Umbria

Umbria provides a stunning landscape to explore on your Italian villa holidays, making nature, rural tranquillity and outdoor pursuits the real attraction in this region. For example, one of the most beautiful lakes in Italy is the Trasimeno, where you can admire the view or take part in a number of activities during your holiday in one of our villas in Umbria. There are also a large collection of gorgeous towns, glowing with rustic charm, and cities like the regional capital of Perugia, which is perched upon a hilltop. Some of the major attractions here include the site of medieval Palazzo dei Priori that is home to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. You can also visit the birthplace of St. Francis of Assissi from your chosen self-catering accommodation as well as hilltop towns like Spoleto, Spello, Montefalco and Bevagna with their captivating architecture.

Activities to enjoy while self-catering in Italy

This beautiful part of Italy offers several exciting possibilities including great opportunities for walking holidays, mountain biking and many other adventure sports such as horse-riding and rock climbing. You can rent an Italian villa or farmhouse amidst the undulating hills and olive groves, and take in the immense beauty on cycling holidays, which are very popular in this region. Stay in any of our self-catering villas in Italy and rent a bike to explore these fantastic landscapes. Culinary interests can also be fulfilled in the wonderful range of farms and vineyards in Umbria, where you could even take a cooking lesson or see how the staples of Italian cuisine like olive oil, pasta and regional wines are made. Shopping lovers can also explore artisan boutiques and workshops to learn a little about traditional craftsmanship.

Umbria villas – where to stay

Umbria has many different sides for you to discover during your stay in your chosen villas in Umbria, including vast expanses of peaceful countryside and small, quaint and characterful villages. Rent villas near Perugia and find yourself lost in the beautiful architecture of the old town, or perhaps rent near Assissi, where you can follow in the footsteps of saints in one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the whole country. Wherever you stay, the region has so much history and culture to explore amidst rugged, untouched landscapes.

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Fine food and wine on villa holidays in Italy

Umbria is an ideal place to taste the veritable bounty of local delicacies on offer while self-catering in Italy. Delicious mushrooms, tasty sausages from Norcia and Castelluccio lentils are just a few examples of its sumptuous menu. Whether grated and stuffed inside rabbit, roast lamb or trout, or in tiny pieces in cheese, you will encounter truffles aplenty here. Another feature of the regional cuisine, similar to the wooded regions on neighbouring Tuscany and central Lazio, is wild boar. Umbria is also a large producer of red wines such as Sagrantino di Montefalco or Rubesco. These wines complement the menu of hearty stews, barbecue dishes and irresistibly comforting pasta – definitely worth a try during your stay in villas in Umbria. Try these amazing dishes in restaurants, or take advantage of having a kitchen in holiday rentals and attempt to prepare them yourself!

Villas in Umbria all year round

Although Umbria is located in the continental region of Italy, it still enjoys the Mediterranean climate, which has hot and dry summers and mild winters. Therefore, Umbria is an excellent location for summer holidays, or a place to escape a harsh winter as the climate is pleasant all through the year. Our holiday rentals in Italy are located across the region from Perugia to Lake Trasimeno and Spolento. The enchanting, ever changing, and untouched landscapes in the green winding hills of Umbria, makes it an ideal holiday destination. You are sure to feel rejuvenated after your holiday spent soaking up the sun in one of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe.

Family holidays in our villas in Umbria

Italy is a wonderful destination for family-friendly self-catering holidays. Rent one of our villas in Umbria and watch the hours fly by beside your private swimming pool, playing in beautiful open spaces and making the most of the variety of adventure activities for all ages. Young imaginations will be captured by impressive castles and towers in hilltop villages, whilst a large scoop of creamy Gelato is a promising reward for children and adults alike. Load up on pizza and ice cream in Perugia, visit a working farm, take a tour of a medieval village or simply go for a swim at your villa. The world is your oyster in Umbria, so rent your Italian villa or farmhouse and you can decide the schedule to suit your family.

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A fantastic self-catering base

Sitting in the heart of Italy, surrounded by different regions on all sides, Umbria is a wonderful base from which to explore much of central Italy. Tuscany, Le Marche and Lazio all beckon on the borders of Umbria for you to enjoy and discover all that they have to offer. When renting villas in the south of Umbria, the Eternal City of Rome is reachable on a day trip if you wake up early. Similarly, Umbrian villas in the north of the region have access to the marvellous cities of Tuscany such as Florence and Siena, and offer a great alternative to popular villas in Tuscany.

Service – why NOVASOL?

Browse our website to find your perfect villa in Italy, and get an impression of the full range of holiday homes we offer. We are experts in holiday lettings not only in Italy but in the whole of Europe, so choose a destination and browse for properties at your convenience. NOVASOL holiday rentals in Italy offer a perfect combination of luxury and comfort with a wide range of amenities. With offices on the ground, it doesn't matter if you rent accommodation in Rome, Sicily or Umbria, NOVASOL can give you wonderful service before, during and after your holiday.