Vist the small enchanting towns that make up this region, exposing you to medieval history, beautiful art and architecture, and incredible local delicacies including chocolate and truffles.
Just east of Tuscany, north of Rome, and west of the Marches, Umbria is an Italian treasure still to be discovered by tourists. Originating from the word, “ombra” or “shadow,” this region is filled with mystical wonders. A villa in this region will truly satisfy your quest for pure relaxation in a private Italian country home. Villas of Distinction Umbria villas are located in both Northern and Southern Umbria. Enjoy a villa in Perugia, a lively medieval walled hill-town- the birthplace of the Umbrian style of painting - which is seen in the works of Raphael during the Renaissance. Indulge in the delicious Baci chocolates, for which Perugia is famous and if you visit in the fall, be sure to attend the annual chocolate and jazz festivals.
If you choose to stay in Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, Italy’s patron saint and favorite mystic, or Spoleto, you will be amazed by the incredible art and architecture and medieval historic ruins. Be sure to visit the basilica, built in honor of St. Francis and decorated by some of the greatest artists in the early Renaissance era.
As a villa vacationer to Umbria, you will love walking through the towns and admiring the beautifully handmade ceramics. Your Umbria villa will also be close by Italy’s largest lake and highest waterfalls, gleaming rivers, and the source of the mighty Tiber River.