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Destination guide

Experience Umbria in holiday lettings

The Umbria region of Italy is located right in the centre of the country and is home to numerous charming communities such as Gubbio, Assisi, Torgiano and Perugia. Outside of the cities and towns, you’ll find a sprawling countryside full of hills, valleys, mountains and more vineyards than you can count. With a unique history and culture to explore, Umbria could be a top destination the next time you’re looking for holiday lettings. Find out everything this Italian region has to offer.

History

Historical sites near Umbria holiday homes

Umbria dates back well into antiquity as the name itself derives from the name of the ancient Italic people who occupied the area before the Romans expanded. A lot of history still remains from the millennia since including the city of Terni. The Umbrians founded this city back in the 7th century BCE. While there’s little left of that time, several ruins from the Roman occupation remain such as the Amphitheatre and the small town of Casulae. You can also visit the Civic Museum of the Palazzo dei Consoli in the city of Gubbio to see the Iguvine Tablets. These tablets were written by the Umbrians and detail the cultural practices of the ancient Italic peoples. When in Perugia, you can visit the Piazza IV Novembre, the city square that has been used for meetings since the time of the Etruscans.

How to get around

Transport around your Umbria holiday rental

Getting around Umbria from your holiday rental is easy thanks to the numerous transportation options available. This may seem odd considering how spread apart the towns are, but there are rail lines connecting all of the major communities to bigger cities like Florence and Rome. Keep in mind, you may need to change lines, depending on where you’re heading. It’s also important to note that some of the medieval towns are situated on hills meaning the closest train station won’t specifically be in town. Buses can get you there and you can always find a self-drive hire car.

Essential info

Key facts to know for Umbria villa rentals

Before you venture out from Umbria villa rentals, there are a few key facts about the area you should know first. Italy uses the Euro, and you should also keep in mind that tipping is gratuities are expected in some scenarios. It’s generally included in most restaurants, but it’s not uncommon to leave a euro or two in a pizzeria. If ‘servizio’ isn’t included on a restaurant bill, they’re not going to expect more than 10%. People also generally leave a bit of change for every drink at a bar with a more offered if a drink is brought to your table. When you visit a market in Umbria, it’s not uncommon to do some bargaining as long as you’re not in a big name shop. Local artisan shops are often more open to it, especially if you plan on buying more than one item.

Events

Events near Umbria holiday homes

With so much history, there’s no shortage of festivals and events in the Umbria region. One of the most popular is the Festa dei Ceri which has been held every May for nearly 900 years. This festival involves three groups of people carrying around three massive symbolic candles, each adorned with a saint on top. Crowds gather in the streets of Gubbio to cheer on the ‘race’ between the candles as they travel from Palazzo dei Consoli to the basilica of St. Ubaldo. If you’re looking for a more contemporary experience, you can see Umbria Jazz. The festival is held in Perugia every July and attracts jazz musicians from all across Italy and the world.

How many holiday rentals are available around Umbria?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,916 holiday lettings around Umbria. From 917 villas to 70 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Umbria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Umbria. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Città di Castello: 2,239 holiday homes
  • Terni: 475 holiday homes
  • Città della Pieve: 1,205 holiday homes
  • Perugia: 2,030 holiday homes
  • Todi: 894 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Umbria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Umbria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Umbria with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Città di Castello: 2,239 holiday lettings
  • Terni: 475 holiday lettings
  • Città della Pieve: 1,205 holiday lettings
  • Perugia: 2,030 holiday lettings
  • Todi: 894 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Umbria?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Umbria. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Orvieto Funicular: 1,671 holiday rentals
  • Palazzo della Corgna: 3,855 holiday rentals
  • San Francesco al Prato: 2,232 holiday rentals
  • Catacomba di Villa San Faustino: 1,217 holiday rentals
  • Perugia City Hall: 2,210 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Umbria listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Umbria

Città di Castello
2,239 holiday rentals
Terni
475 holiday rentals
Città della Pieve
1,205 holiday rentals
Perugia
2,030 holiday rentals
Todi
894 holiday rentals
Cannara
754 holiday rentals
Umbertide
1,615 holiday rentals
Panicale
1,210 holiday rentals
Orvieto
1,326 holiday rentals
Monte Santa Maria Tiberina
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Castiglione del Lago
2,653 holiday rentals
Monteleone D'orvieto
787 holiday rentals
San Gemini
291 holiday rentals
Castel Viscardo
702 holiday rentals
Assisi
892 holiday rentals
Trevi
471 holiday rentals
Massa Martana
669 holiday rentals
Spoleto
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Torgiano
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Citerna
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