The commune of Petrignano is located in the Umbria region of central Italy. The town lies very close to the city of Perugia and is surrounded by lush and verdant rolling countryside. Taking your holidays in Petrignano will place you in a particularly beautiful part of Italy; an area that is usually far away from the throng of tourist crowds which flock to other parts of the country. Although there are bound to be some traditional hotels available in this part of the world, more and more people are discovering the benefits of staying in self catering accommodation in Petrignano over recent years. This allows you the freedom to come and go as you please and the fully equipped kitchens mean that you can save a fortune in not having to eat out for every single meal.
Most people choose to take their holidays in Petrignano during the summer months as this is when you are able to participate in the widest choice of activities. These include swimming, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing on the local rivers, fly-fishing, horse riding, tennis and there are a few good golf courses located close to the town. Being in Italy, you might also like to think about visiting a local vineyard: many of which offer tours to the general public, plus the chance to sample the finished product.
There is an historic 13th century castle located within close proximity to the town of Petrignano and this must rank as the most popular tourist attraction in the area. If you are keen to find out even more about the history of this part of Italy, it is strongly recommended that you head to the city of Perugia. There are numerous attractions here and the best of which include The Cathedral of San Pietro, The Fontana Maggiore, The Perugina Chocolate Factory (which offers tours and an interesting museum - a must for chocaholics!), plus you should definitely spend some time in the Old Town, where you will find some of the city’s most impressive examples of 13th century architecture.
Visitors on their holidays in Petrignano can look forward to a relatively mild climate. However, as the town is over 200m above sea level, you can expect the temperatures to be a degree or two cooler than the coast. On average, the winter will see daily highs reaching between 9 and 11 degrees; in the summer, averages are around the mid- to high-twenties degrees. This part of Italy receives around 23 inches of rainfall per year.
Perugia San Francesco d’Assisi - Umbria International Airport (PEG) is literally right beside the self catering accommodation in Petrignano (just to the south-west) and could not be any more convenient for you. There is even a direct flight here from the UK and this is operated through Ryanair from London Stansted (STN).