The Citta di Castello area in the famous province of Perugia in northern Italy lies between the foothills of the Apennines and the upper floodplain of the River Tiber. It is a beautiful rural area dotted with stunning medieval towns and glorious secluded retreats.
The region around Citta di Castello is adorned with charming medieval villages, towns and attractions, which draw visitors from around the globe. There is so much culture to absorb, with national galleries, museums and historical sites to entertain and intrigue visitors.
The countryside is a beautiful too, with steep hills leading into the snow caped Apennine Mountains, where walking, hiking and mountain biking flourish. The upper stretches of the River Tiber are great for a number of activities, from fishing to rafting. Whatever you do during the day, evenings from a Citta di Castello holiday rental provide unforgettable moments, relaxing with a glass of local wine, glorious views and eating magnificent local produce.
The city of Citta di Castello is a beautiful brick city of mediaeval origin. There are many magnificent sights to see inside the walls from a holiday rental in Citta di Castello, from the impressive Palazzo Comunale and Torre Comunale, as well as the renaissance art museum, Pinacoteca Comunale.
Umbertide is an interesting town set in stunning scenery, although most guide books will focus upon the textile and ceramic industries. The Roman ruins of S Maria delle Sette are an essential attraction from any self catering Citta di Castello villa, as is the gothic Church of San Francesco. The best preserved medieval fortress in Perugia is situated just a few kilometres from Umbertide, the formidable Civitella Ranieri.
Monte Santa Maria Tiberina is a stunning, yet tiny hilltop town overlooking the upper reaches of the Tiber, 11km west of Citta di Castello. The old castle stands proudly atop the hill, with the town following the spiral staircase which leads up to the castle. The mushrooms, truffles and cheeses of the markets here are not to be ignored from a Citta di Castello holiday rental either.
With Perugia’s Mediterranean climate, the long hot summers last from April until September, with average temperatures of over 23°C. During July and August, temperatures soar into the mid-30’s (°C), although the Apennines prevent the temperatures from becoming unbearably hot.
Due to the location of Perugia Airport (PEG), reaching any of the self catering accommodation in the Citta di Castello area is easy. Flybe and Ryanair provide a large range of direct, and often very cheap, flights to Perugia, from a range of departure points within the UK.