Attractions

Main attractions I NOVASOL villas in Umbria

You will never be boreD in Umbria as there is a lot to see and do in Umbria. The wealth of nature is impressive, whilst ancient cities will allow you to travel back in time and the cultural events will make you familiar with local tradition. We have created a list of some of the most important historical monuments and attractions, so that you can plan a stay at our villas in Umbria right away!

Italy villas and incredible attractions

  • Trasimeno Lake (Trasimeno) – is perfect for all water sports. There are three islands in the middle of the lake, which can be reached by ferry or boat. Maggiore (where you can see ancient ruins of an old Roman villa), Minore and Polvese are all great for day-trips.
  • The medieval city Spoleto is famous for its truffle specialties and of one of the most important music festivals in the region - Festival dei Mondi.
  • The ancient city Perugia is where the Etruscan culture originated (there is a medieval gate and a fountain, both well preserved) and the beautiful, medieval town centre is an ideal place to visit and do a bit of shopping.
  • The small town Assisi and it’s St. Francis’ church are well worth seeing.
  • Todi is also worth a visit. It is a very picturesque town that has several times been chosen as the best place to live in Italy.
  • Orvieto, a city with a beautiful cathedral and the St. Patrick’s well from 1527 which is a great work of civil engineering.
  • Marble waterfalls: built in 271 BC by Romans. This is one of the most remarkable places in Italy.

Must-see events whilst self-catering in Italy

Foligno, the Quintana tournament in the Old Town is a new interpretation of a knight joust with costumes from the 17th century. It takes place every year on the 2nd Saturday of September. Gubbio, the feast of votive candles - Festa dei Ceri: a parade in traditional costumes. Wooden votive candles with statues of local saints on top are carried in the parade through the town and to the top of the mountain Ingino by selected citizens.