Rent a villa in Umbria amidst nature, spirituality, food and wine
A small region with lots of surprises for anyone coming for the first time! Don’t be put off by the lack of coastline. You can relax in Umbria on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, climb up the paths to the Marmore Falls or travel along the Wine Route, a designated route for tasting the characteristic Umbrian wines.
HISTORY AND CULTURE
Umbria is an open-air museum. Perugia, Foligno, Spoleto and Orvieto are just some of the beautiful towns where you can literally lose yourself while discovering Italian art. Assisi is one of the most attractive destinations for pilgrims on the San Francesco Way, filled with basilicas, churches and hermitages. The villages of Umbria, such as Bevagna, Spello, Gubbio, Todi, Bettona and Montefalco, set amidst vineyards, olive groves, green hills and well-preserved historical town centres, are true postcards landscapes.
NATURE AND LEISURE
There are so many things to do in the mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers. Rent a villa in Umbria and begin your adventure with trekking in the Apennine hills, go rafting on the Marmore Falls or go bike or horse-riding through these amazing landscapes. If you want to try an extreme sport, paragliding is the one for you! You can take off from Monte Subasio above the town of Assisi or fly over the high plains of Castelluccio di Norcia while all the plants are in bloom.
EXPLORE THE TRASIMENO LAKE
Cross the lake on a ferry boat and discover the small islands and characteristic villages such as Passignano, Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve and Tuoro sul Trasimeno.
TRADITIONAL CUISINE OF UMBRIA
Simple, but made with the best quality raw materials and ingredients. Game, cheese, oil and wine, including Grechetto from Assisi and Sagrantino from Montefalco, which are all excellent products. The Norcia area is famous for its production of cold meats, served as part of the classic Umbrian antipasto or accompanied by the region’s torta al testo, which is not a cake, but an ancient bread recipe. When ordering regional delicacies in inns and restaurants during your stay in your villa in Umbria, don’t forget the pasta dishes based on mushrooms and truffles, like the local strangozzi.
AROUND SPIRITUAL PLACES
Discover Umbria by following places along the St Francis Way, including churches, monasteries and hermitages.
COOKING COURSES IN YOUR VILLA
If you wish to learn the secrets of local recipes, DH Villas can organise on request cooking courses directly in your rental villa in Umbria!