Travel to Umbria

Basilic di San Francesco in Umbria

Are you hunting for travel tips for your journey to Umbria? Umbria, with its capital Perugia, often dubbed the "Green Heart of Italy," earns this title from its myriad rivers, lakes, and waterfalls from which the forests derive their luscious emerald green foliage.

San Gemini in Umbria - Umbria Travel Tips

The Weather in Umbria

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Why is Umbria a Premier Vacation Destination?

In ancient times, Romans fled their sweltering city during summer, seeking the cool embrace of Umbria's hills. In the image, we see the magnificent town of Assisi. Perugia is often recognized as one of Italy's most international cities, home to a vast university that welcomes students from all over the world each year. Music enthusiasts will also recognize the city as the host of one of the globe's grandest jazz events in July: the Umbria Jazz Festival

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Umbria


  • Welcome Cards for Italian cities, which ones should you buy?

    Welcome cards for Italian cities

    Written by: Elisabeth Bertrand

    In Italy, there is no shortage of discount or welcome cards to visit cities and museums, as well as free public transport. But you need to know which ones are worth it and which are not. The way they work is not always easy to understand either. And how can you tell the difference between the official cards issued by the city and the ones from commercial companies?

  • Villa in Umbria, great self catering vacation rentals and personalized service

    Self catering villas in Umbria, Trevi in Umbria

    Written by: Nelleke Pruijs

    Villa in Umbria offers self catering private vacation villas and apartments with pools in the most beautiful spots in Umbria. Saskia van der Bolt, the driving force behind the organization, has lived in Umbria for many years and can provide international clients with quick and personalized service.

  • Mysteries of the Middle Ages in Orvieto


    Written by: Nelleke Pruijs

    From the very first time I stepped into Orvieto, way back in the day, it struck me that this town is perched atop a vast underground akin to Swiss cheese. The ever-present threat of collapse is a sobering realization. Nowhere is this more hauntingly felt than when you descend into the Pozzo di San Patrizio. This astounding well from 1520 plunges nearly 230 feet down and showcases two distinct spiral staircases—one for going down and another for coming up, both wide enough for donkeys to lug water barrels without crossing paths. Beneath Orvieto, you'll

  • The best of Italian wine - crafted by women


    Written by: Nelleke Pruijs

    When I first stepped inside the stunning Petra winery located in Tuscany’s Maremma area, I knew something was different. It wasn’t the eye-popping Mario Botta design of the entire complex or just the way the wine was stored in what was nothing less than a cathedral for grapes, or how it poured down slabs of stone to great visual effect. It was the women who were there to welcome our group – yes, you read that right, women.

  • Golf courses of Italy and the Ryder cup 2023 in Rome

    Golf courses of Italy

    Written by: Nelleke Pruijs

    Italy is increasingly becoming a destination for golf lovers, crowned in 2023 with the Ryder Cup. The country offers a combination of a favorite sport with a trip to stunning surroundings. With more than 400 facilities, 150 golf courses with at least 18 holes and golf resorts in super panoramic locations. We have selected the most scenic greens, perfect for a top golf vacation.

  • Italy's favourite summer festivals

    Italy's favourite summer festivals

    Written by: Nelleke Pruijs

    Italy is a country with a rich cultural heritage and a vibrant arts scene, and there is no better time to experience it than during the summer months. From June to September, Italy is home to a wide range of summer festivals that showcase everything from music and dance to food and wine. Whether you're a lover of classical music, jazz, or rock and roll, there's a festival in Italy for you.

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