The picturesque town of Campello sul Clitunno in Umbria, Italy, offers holidaymakers a tranquil escape from the city and a unique insight into rural Italian life. The town sits on a hill overlooking the castle of Campello and the wider Umbrian Valley, offering fantastic views of the surrounding area. A Campello sul Clitunno holiday home offers a great place from which to admire the views and soak in the atmosphere.
The main aim of most visitors to Campello sul Clitunno is to enjoy some rest and relaxation, and a self-catering villa with a pool offers the perfect place to do this.
Holidaymakers to the area can also visit the ruins of the castle of Campello, which was built back in the 10 th century, and is one of the most popular attractions around the town. The hot springs at the Fonti del Clitunno may also be of interest, as local legend has it that drinking from the springs will bring eternal youth.
The area is widely renowned for its production of olive oil, and visitors coming to Campello sul Clitunno in November or December may be able to visit several of the local producers and taste the year’s produce.
Those looking for a more active break will also enjoy a holiday in Campello sul Clitunno. Horse riding and bike hire are both available in the area, and offer a great way for visitors to explore the rugged hills and forests around the town. Adrenaline junkies can also take part in rafting close to the town.
During the winter, several ski areas are located within an hour’s drive of Campello sul Clitunno.
Just a 10-minute drive from Campello sul Clitunno is the town of Spoleta, an ancient city that attracts visitors keen to see the Roman Theatre as well as the Torre del Olio and Druso’s Arch.
Foligno, on the banks of the Topino River is also easily reached from Campello sul Clitunno. Sights worth seeing in the town include the Cathedral and adjoining Piazza della Repubblica, the Pretorio Palace, and the Trinci Palace, which houses several impressive frescoes.
The weather in Campello sul Clitunno is typical of inland Italy. Summers are hot but occasionally humid, with temperatures of up to 30C. Winters occasionally reach freezing, but this would be expected given the proximity of Campello sul Clitunno to some of Italy’s excellent ski resorts.
The nearest airport to Campello sul Clitunno is Perugia Airport (PEG), which receives Ryanair flights departing from Stansted most days per week. Other flights from the UK arrive in Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) Airport (FCO), which is 182km south of Campello sul Clitunno. The easiest way to reach your self-catering accommodation is via car, and several car hire companies operate at both Perugia and Rome Airports.