Gubbio is one of Umbria’s oldest towns, perfectly preserved and regularly described as ‘the most beautiful medieval city’. Nestled on the slopes of Monte Ingino, beneath the imposing basilica, Gubbio hides a huge number of historical attractions from throughout the ages, bringing visitors from across the country, but as soon as you arrive at your property to rent in Gubbio, you will know that history is just the icing on the cake.
The beautiful ancient architecture of Gubbio has put the town on the front cover of many Umbria holiday guides, with the hugely impressive basilica gleaming brightly in the sun from its position overlooking the narrow, twisting streets of the town. With so much to see and investigate in Gubbio, it may be useful to get an attractions map from the Gubbio tourist information centre, although, simply wandering the streets is a fascinating way to explore the town. The Roman Theatre, which stands just outside the town walls, is a real delight, and the numerous palaces, including the Consuls Palace, Dukes Palace and Pretorio Palace are well worth investigation.
Gubbio is an excellent town for shopping, and those staying in a property to rent in Gubbio will need an extra bag or two to take home all the fine ceramic pieces the town is famous for. Every building is of ancient origin, and the tiny boutiques that huddle along the twisting streets have a truly timeless atmosphere. Umbria is known for its cuisine, and the restaurants of Umbria are some of the finest in the region.
The social calendar of Gubbio is always full. There are a great number of events, festivals and fairs to enjoy from a holiday apartment to rent in Gubbio, from the National Crossbow competition in May to the Truffle Fair in November, the monthly Antiques market to the many musical events throughout the year.
The countryside that surrounds a property to rent in Gubbio is a walker's, mountain bikers and horse riders dream. The undulating landscape is carpeted in woodland, hiding some absolutely idyllic little spots in which to sit and disappear for a little while. The National Park of Monte Cucco is an excellent place to start your exploration.
Gubbio is located a few miles north of Assisi, a town that is almost impossibly beautiful, and well worth exploration from any property to rent in Gubbio. There is an amazing amount to see in Assisi, and you would be wise to allow a whole day for exploration during your stay in a Gubbio apartment rental.
The climate of Gubbio means that although summer temperatures are hot (with peak temperatures in July and August of between 25 and 30˚C), conditions are still cool enough to enjoy getting out into the countryside in comfort.
The closest airport to a Gubbio apartment to rent is Perugia’s S. Egidio Airport (PEG), which is just 35km away. The airport receives regular Ryanair flights from London Stansted (STN). If you are hoping to explore the region, from Perugia to Assisi from your property to rent in Gubbio, the use of a hire car is extremely useful.