The province of Perugia in Italy’s Umbria region is a notable artistic and cultural honey pot. The green heart of Italy is a region of extreme natural beauty, with lush valleys and rugged hills dominating the skyline. Perugia seems to be overlooked by so many travellers as they rush towards Florence or Cortona, but Perugia is such a beautiful province offering so many cultural and artistic treasures. Taking holiday accommodation in Perugia not only allows you to see this beautiful region, but also experience the true way of life and delicious food of an unspoilt Italian province.
Perugia is simply inundated with history, including important finds, ruins and artistic heritage from Etruscan civilizations, Roman, Mediaeval and Renaissance eras. The National Archaeological Museum of Umbra reveals many of Perugia’s secrets including information about the Etruscan tombs of Ipogeo dei Volumni, Roman Porta Marzia in Perugia city, and many of the mediaeval plazas and buildings which dominate many of the urban skylines visible from the holiday accommodation in Perugia.
Perugia is also a walker’s paradise. There are long, short, romantic, unusual, beautiful and strenuous walking trails and suggestions all over the province, providing scenic panoramas of the countryside. Walks to sites like the Tempio di Sant’Angelo and the Oratory of St. Bernadino are especially pleasant walks. Self catering accommodation in Perugia offers you the flexibility needed to get the most out of a walking holiday to Perugia and see and do exactly what you want.
The province also enjoys celebrating several important festivals which add to the excitement of taking a holiday rental in Perugia. The two week Umbria Jazz Festival in mid July attracts famous musicians from all over the world to villas in Perugia, as does the Sagra Musicale Umbra in mid September, which celebrates sacred music.
The city of Perugia is a magnificent centre of art and culture. The beautiful cathedral or Duomo contains a number of beautiful frescos painted by Pergugino, a great painter who originated from the city. The monumental centre of town is the Piazza IV Novembre from which you can venture to the Etruscan Walls and the old city, considered the most beautiful squares in the entire country.
Torgiano is a great city, where the medieval appearance and defensive walls remain as strong as ever. The Museum of Wine is very interesting, and will help choose which wines to enjoy in your self catering holiday villa in Perugia.
Corciano on the other hand is a Renaissance town, adorned with Renaissance buildings and prominent works of art. The city is best known for the huge annual Festival of Corciano in August which celebrates all things renaissance.
Perugia has a varied climate, with hot summers averaging 30°C in July and August. Summers last from June until the end of September, when temperatures begin to fall below 25°C during the day. Winters are mild, dipping to around 10°C during the day in December and January.
Reaching a holiday apartment in Perugia could not be much easier. Direct daily flights from the UK arrive into the Airport of Umbria St. Egidio in the city of Perugia.