Popular Accommodations in Umbria
Highlights in Umbria
- Family-friendly holiday region
- Paradise for hikers
- Many cultural sites
- Truffle specialities
Most popular in Umbria
Apartments in Umbria
Umbria is one of the most scenic holiday regions in Italy and offers a wide range of accommodation, especially in the cities of Perugia, Terni, Spoleto, Foligno, Orvieto, Assisi and Città di Castello. The offer ranges from an apartment in the lively old town to a cosy holiday apartment for two and a spacious vacation rental for the whole family on the outskirts of town.Living in the countryside
The Mediterranean landscape, which is characterised by mighty mountains, lush agricultural landscapes and idyllic river systems on the upper reaches of the Tiber, is dotted with numerous picturesque places where you will find what you are looking for in a quiet holiday home. This is particularly true of the accommodation on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, from where you can enjoy the view of this historic place. Other insider tips for those seeking peace and quiet are the towns of Cerreto di Spoleto, Ferentillo and Valfabbrica.
Holidays in Umbria
Travelers and Activities
Those who spend their holidays in Umbria with their families will find ideal conditions on site, because the offer ranges from swimming in Lago Trasimeno to discovery tours through the vehicle-free old towns to highlights such as the leisure park "Città della Domenica", which, in addition to a NASA space station and an Indian camp, accommodates everything that children's hearts desire. In addition, white-water rafting tours and cave explorations into the underworld of Umbria are also available.Umbria for hikers
Several thousand kilometres of well signposted hiking trails make Umbria a paradise for hikers. Tie your boots and explore the "wild east" with the Valnerina valley and the Sibillini mountains and reward yourself after the ascent from the sparsely populated valley of the Nera with an impressive view of a sea of blooming mountain flowers. Alternatively, you can walk along the path of Saint Francis or embark on the twelve-stage route from Assisi to Arquata del Tronto.
Things to know
Umbria is worth a visit at any time of the year. While the delicate pink of the blooming fruit trees already attracts nature lovers in March and April, friends of folk festivals look forward to the months of May and June, which attract not only with pleasant temperatures, but also with numerous religious festivals. The main tourist season, however, is in the summer months of June, July, August and September, when Lago Trasimeno also reaches pleasant bathing temperatures. The mild autumn and winter months, on the other hand, are suitable for extensive city tours.Regular events Among the very special events are the Good Friday processions and the traditional "Calendimaggio" competition in May, during which the participants compete in historical costumes, including crossbow shooting. Other highlights are the "Rockin Umbria Festival" in June, the "Giostra della Quintana" equestrian competitions in September and the chocolate festival in October.
The Umbria region did not join the Italian state until 1860 by referendum.
Top travel tips
Those who would like to be very close to St. Francis of Assisi can visit his tomb in the architecturally impressive Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi. This is one of the seven highest ranking Catholic churches and is best explored during a guided tour.Excavation sites near Terni
Both young and old friends of archaeology will get their money's worth by visiting the archaeological sites at Terni. There you can not only marvel at the remains of a Roman amphitheatre, but also help yourself under professional guidance.Umbrian cuisine
Umbrian cuisine is known above all for its truffle and pork dishes. Especially truffles are often used as a side dish to pasta dishes or together with vegetables and chestnuts as a filling for traditional roast pork, rabbit or lamb. To enjoy these specialities, it is best to visit one of the traditional restaurants.