Holiday homes in Perugia
Perugia, the capital of Umbria, is, like many other places in the area - filled with art and Italian history. Past and present mingle perfectly in Perugia. The history of Perugia began centuries ago with the Etruscans, who have left behind plenty of monuments and artefacts behind that you can see during your stay in your villas in Italy in the area. The city, which lies on a hill, also has Romanesque sites such as the Corso Vannucci. The region also has many other attractions on offer, so no matter what you would like to do during your holiday there is something for you in Perugia.
Among the most popular sites include the Palazzo dei Priori, numerous churches - such as the Cathedral of San Lorenzo - theatres, historic buildings and libraries. Of course, one of the main benefits of choosing a self-catering holiday is that you area able to indulge in the delicious regional Italian cuisine, which in Umbria is heavily influenced by what is grown and reared locally.
Welcome to your holiday home in the province of Perugia
The region of Umbria is known as the 'green heart of Italy' consists of two provinces - Perugia and Terni. The province of Perugia, in the north-east of Umbria, occupies two-thirds of the territory of the province and covers vast plains in the Valle Umbra and the valley of the Tiber, as well as hills, mountains and forests. This wonderfully varied landscape means that those who enjoy being active during their holiday are in luck as there are a variety of outdoor activities and excursions on offer in the area that you can enjoy whilst staying in one of our holiday rentals in Umbria. Here you can take long walks and bike rides along well signposted paths, making the most of the gorgeous scenery. Perugia is also home to the largest lake in central Italy, Lake Trasimeno. Take a boat trip to the three islands of Polvese, Isola Maggiore and Isola Minore.
Walk in the footsteps of Saint Assisi
Guests in out holiday homes in Umbria who are interested in history and culture will find in the old cities and traditional, often agricultural villages of the region, great Italian history and valuable art treasures. Through the province of Perugia also leads the Path of Peace Sentiero francescano della between Assisi and Gubbio. During your holiday in our Italy holiday rentals in Umrbia you can take walk along the famous pilgrimage path and walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi. The starting point is the well-preserved medieval town of Assisi, on the slopes of Mount Subasio which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its pilgrimage path and well-preserved historic buildings including fortress and basilica.
Foligno - city of artists
Six kilometers southeast is the city of Foligno. On a city tour through the picturesque lanes and streets of the city you can still see the traces of the devastating earthquake of 1997. Foligno is known for its numerous art treasures in the many churches. Among them are the frescoes of the churches of Santa Maria Infraportas and San Francesco. Inside the cathedral is a copy of Raphael's Madonna di Foligno.
The Festival of Nations
Perugia in Italy is not only the capital of the province, but also of the region. Visit the city of art cities of Italy with the beautiful town hall, the Gothic cathedral of San Lorenzo, the fountain Fontana Maggiore, and the Etruscan city gate Arco d'Augusto. In the north of the province, in the upper Tiber valley, lies the town of Città di Castello. The cityscape is characterised by magnificent palaces, beautiful churches and exciting museums. Every year in August and September, the city hosts the Festival of Nations - Festival delle Nazioni di Città di Castello. We would also recommend the two week long chamber music festival for lovers of classical music. Book your holiday rentals in Italy in Umbria and you can enjoy a holiday that offers the best of both world - both culture and natural beauty.
Gubio - More holiday homes and apartments near Perugia
The city of Gubbio is known for its cathedral and the Ducal Palace. There are also many other interesting buildings to admire, such as the Palazzo dei Consoli and other churches. Book your holiday home or apartment in Gubbio and surroundings and look forward to an unforgettable holiday in Italy.