If you’re thinking of a getaway to self-catering accommodation in Valfabbrica, HomeAway.co.uk has a range of properties that could fit the bill. This stone village, tucked in rolling hills, perfectly encapsulates the rustic Umbrian way of life, and there’s so much to do close by, from scenic walks and bike rides to day-trips to beautiful and historic cities. Many Valfabbrica villas are historic, with plenty of rustic character, and set in rambling gardens. With so much to see in the region it might pay to have a car with you, and most apartments in Valfabbrica provide a parking space, as well as other more luxurious flourishes like pools and private gardens.
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-Nature Close by is Lago di Fabbrica, which lies nestled in forest-clad hills. It’s a fantastic spot for a stroll, but is also the starting point for a designated trail to Sambuco, taking in dense forest with centuries-old oak trees and vibrant birdlife, including kestrels and hawks.
-Local history It’s fair to say that there’s fascinating history to be discovered during your holiday in Valfabbrica. The village is beautiful, with narrow streets and ancient stone buildings, and like the other settlements in the commune, including Castello di Coccorano and Sambuca, dates to the 1200s.
-Culture The towns of Assisi and Perugia are both within an easy drive of Valfabbrica and feature numerous monuments from the middle ages, such as Perugia’s spectacular Cathedral of San Lorenzo, which contains a section of the city’s Roman wall. Assisi has long been a major religious centre, and the Romanesque Basilica of St. Francis is an undoubted highlight.
-Outdoor activities If you have a passion for adventure then you could walk the course of the nearby river, Rio Grande. It’s one of many great options for an excursion close to Valfabbrica holiday villas, and boasts spectacular gorge, as well as plant life rare for the area thanks to a totally unique microclimate.
-Gastronomy Known for its soups and stews, Umbrian cuisine is famously rustic and meaty, based on ingredients sourced locally. Olive oil produced here is prized for its high quality, while truffles, both white and black, grow throughout the region and play a big role in a variety of dishes, from appetisers to pasta dishes involving umbricelli and strangozzi.
Valfabbrica holiday apartments are found in a region with a humid subtropical climate, bringing warm conditions in the summer and relatively cool winters. The warmest weather arrives in July and August, when temperatures get up to 30 degrees and rainfall is rare. May, June and September conditions are also warm, with highs that consistently reach the mid-20s. In winter low temperatures tend to linger just around freezing for around three months, with daily highs that usually just reach double figures.
Perugia Airport (PEG) sits no more than 20 minutes southwest of Valfabbrica, and can be reached from abroad via London and Brussels, as well as domestically via Milano-Malpensa. Perugia is also on the Foligno-Terontola railway line, which runs down Italy’s spine, connecting Florence with Rome. The major roads passing through the area are the E45 and A1, which interconnect at Perugia. It’s also possible to catch a private bus from Rome’s Fumicino airport and take the three-hour journey to Perugia.