There is nothing like having a second home where you can head whenever you are in need of a holiday! And it is even better if the home is a beautiful villa tucked away in the most beautiful and serene part of Italy, surrounded by rolling hills and unblemished beauty. Calvi dell'Umbria is exactly such a place. It is a small town, situated to the south of Umbria, in the Terni province. Its immense natural beauty and ancient history have earned it the nick name ‘happy door’! The evidence of inhabitation in this region dates back to the Bronze Age, and there is ample proof of the village existing during Roman times. It gained its current character in the middle ages and today it is as if it is still frozen in time.
The main appeal of places like Calvi dell'Umbria lies in their unblemished beauty: both natural as well as cultural. It is a place steeped in history, culture and tradition, and has maintained its original nature even today. Exploring the region then becomes the main thing to do and indeed the most enjoyable thing to do as well! Relaxing in one of the gorgeous self catering villas, exploring places nearby, and enjoying local food and drink is what holidays in Calvi dell'Umbria are all about. Activities like biking and hiking are very popular among tourists.
The fairly large industrial town of Terni is located about 20 kilometres north-east of Calvi dell'Umbria; and Perugia, the capital of Umbria, lies about 80 kilometres north. Many travellers enjoy visiting these towns during their stay in the villages in Umbria. In Calvi dell'Umbria, the church of Santa Maria, dating back to the Middle Ages, is among the popular sights to see. There are also the ruins of a convent dating back to the thirteenth century, said to have been built by St. Francis. Other villages close by are Todi, a village of breathtaking beauty, the old Roman village of Orticoli, Orvietu with its famous cathedral and sites of historical importance. A little bit further to the north lie places like Assisi, the home of St. Francis of Assisi, Spello and Gubbio.
The weather in Italy is quite mild throughout the year, making it extremely popular among holiday makers. The Umbrian region is not located on the coast but lies surrounded by other coastal regions in the narrow peninsular part of Italy. It therefore tends to be slightly less humid in summer. Rainfall is quite scarce and rarely seen outside of a few spells in autumn. It does not snow in Umbria, but mountain tops can be covered in ice during winters. Apart from that, the weather of Calvi dell'Umbria is similar to that of the rest of southern Italy. Expect temperatures during the hottest summer months to hit the thirties degrees Celsius.
Perugia is the capital of Umbria and has an international airport (San Egidio International Airport, PEG). While it is quite small, it does have flights to and from London - London Stansted (STN). Many people travel by road. Calvi dell'Umbria is about an hour’s drive from Rome and about 15 minutes from Terni. Rome is internationally very well connected and has several flights from most major UK airports. Travel with airlines such as BMI Baby, easyJet, British Airways and Flybe.