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5 Must See Beautiful Hill Towns in Umbria

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SET FOOT IN UMBRIA’S TOP BEST

 

Umbria is one of the smaller regions in Italy and considered to be the green heart of the country with its fertile landscape and rolling hills. Fairly preserved from mass tourism, each town has something unique to offer with the beauty of its charming medieval villages, lakes, olive groves, vineyards and rich Etruscan culture. Here is our top destinations in Umbria. We’ve picked the best attractions and towns for you to visit.

 

Spoleto

Spoleto

Spoleto is a hill town and relatively larger than some other towns in Umbria. Its famous landmarks are Rocca Albornoziana (pictured), a glowering 14th-century former papal fortress. The Cathedral of Santa Maria dell’Assunta and ancient Roman Theaters are also something interesting to see. Spoleto is also famous for the Festival of the Two Worlds an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July. Where to stay...

 

Spello

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Only half an hour from Perugia, lies this ancient town of Spello. It is an old-walled town filled with historical architecture from three  millenia. Very photogenic, the lovely town is home to medieval churches, art museums, medieval castles, palaces. You can walk in the streets, stairways and relive the nostalgia of the past. One of the highlights of the year is the annual festival Infiorata Flower Festival held late May or early June. For some months, the entire streets of Spello are covered with flowers, intricately designed to a piece of artwork. The annual event has attracted tens of thousands of tourists while many artists showcase their craft. Spello also held free concerts in the summer, apart from being famous for its olive harvest and wine making. With the onset of tourism, many restaurants and shops opened in Spello that offers nouvelle Italian cuisine. Where to stay...

 

Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago

The town of Castiglione del Lago is located along southwest part of Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy. It was ruled by Etruscans and Romans but have few noteworthy Umbrian architectural structures blamed on the long cycle of death and destruction among competing Etruscans against Romans, and later Tuscans against Perugians. The location of this town is the prime reason why tourists loved this delightful village. It has an outstanding view of Lake Trasimeno from the fortress walls of the town. During summer, enjoy plunging to Lake Trasimeno’s cool waters or just lay down your picnic blanket and get some sunshine. Along the lake are well kept beaches and excellent restaurants with picturesque views. In Spring, an annual festival Coloriamo I Cieli or Let’s paint the sky is held and colorful kites and hot air balloons are organized, an extraordinary event for families and friends to bond togetherWhere to stay...

 

Gubbio

Gubbio

Located in the Northeast of Perugia on the slopes of Monte Ignino. The city’s history dates as far as Pre Roman times, an important city to native Umbrians. The town centre is very medieval recognizable by its Gothic architecture, dark grey stones and narrow streets. There are a number of significant historical architectures worth to visit in Gubbio, the Duomo (Cathedral), Basilicas, Roman Theaters, Museums and Palaces. Another way to view the beauty of Gubbio is by a unique cable car to top of Mount Ignino, there you can rest and enjoy the view in a classic Italian restaurants and bars with wonderful views of the town and the surrounding countryside. On the  15th day of May, an annual run called Corsa dei Ceri is held as celebration of Saint Ubaldo Day accompanied by processions, roving musicians and great Italian food. Where to stay...

 

Perugia

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The capital of Umbria, Perugia is a large hilltown famous for its architecture, arts, university, even chocolate. In the 15th century, the town was at the heights of its pursuit for arts, culture and commerce. It is home to artists and art lovers alike. Expect a myriad of beautiful attractions, cathedrals, historical structures. From the town centre you can head to the outskirts of Perugia where you can find the Parks and miles of green countryside, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards. The much awaited annual festival Umbria Jazz festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world, that’s 10 days of the best singers and jazz artists from all over the world during  the month of July. Where to stay...

 

 

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Villa Palagi

palagi3Villa Palagi, Villa in Italiy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 6-12 persons, private pool

Villa Palagi is a former farmhouse, which has been completely restored into a luxury vacation villa. The furnishing is light, bright and modern. Situated within an organic farm estate, set on a hill of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy.

The beautiful furnishing of the Villa and the location itself offer best conditions for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. There is a large swimming pool with traditional stone barbecue and pizza oven. The Villa has a beautiful terrace and a nice garden which is ideal for children.

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Castillo di Postignano

Castello di Postignano

Castillo di Postignano, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 14 rooms, From 140,00€ to 220,00€ Room / Night

Castello di Postignano is a historic medieval fortified town, or borgo, that has been restored by a passionate and dedicated team. It is situated in the heart of Umbria, part of a constellation of enchanting towns and art treasures in the green, unspoilt setting of Valnerina.

Accommodation is offered not in a hotel room but in one of 14 fine houses, each with its own historic character, transformed into exquisite, comfortable suites, with modern facilities. There is even fast Internet connection, a pool and a sauna. You can also enjoy many kinds of massage.

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Villa Laurana

LauranaVilla Laurana, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 10-14 people, private pool, air-conditioner

Villa Laurana consists of three buildings: Main House, Guest Annex and Pool House. The buildings together with two old mulberry trees form a large courtyard. Villa Laurana is a converted 17th century farmhouse completed in 2002 to the highest standard of renovation and design. Extensive private grounds and generous 360 degree views, a large overflow pool and several outdoor sitting areas is what makes the villa truly unique.

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Villa Filaretto

19174_sourceVilla Filaretto, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 5 bedrooms, swimming pool, air-conditioning

Villa Filaretto is a large formal rendered villa located in the heart of the Estate. It stands in a commanding position with magnificent views and has an extensive parterre, a heated 20 x 5 m infinity swimming pool with covered loggia, a tennis court and several outdoor sitting and dining areas.

The villa is an ideal place for a luxury holiday in Umbria. All the comforts of the villa will make your stay full of relaxation and pleasure.

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Villa Palagi

26567_sourceVilla Palagi, Italy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 6-12 persons, private pool.

Villa Palagi is a former farmhouse, which has been completely restored into a luxury vacation villa. The furnishing is light, bright and modern.

Villa Palagi is situated within an organic farm estate, set on a hill of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy.

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Villa Teodore

Villa TeodoreVilla Teodore, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 4 bedrooms, swimming pool, air-conditioner

Villa Teodore is a wonderful property accessed by a 3 km road making it a perfect private haven with magnificent views over the private nature sanctuary of the estate. The grounds and garden offer several places to sit or dine in shaded or open locations depending on the season. The main house has 4 bedrooms and there is also a 1 bedroom Guest House.

A 15m x 4m heated infinity swimming pool, with changing room, kitchenette, covered sitting and dining area make a perfect place for a day at the pool.

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Villa Monteverdi

19119_sourceVilla Monteverdi, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 3 bedrooms, private pool, air-conditioner.

This fascinating 3 bedrooms villa set on the top of the Mount Elceto is a great example of a glorious restoration in the perfect site. From the outstanding position of the Villa is clearly visible. The Villas stands on the ruins of a medieval church by the name of “Holy Cross”.

Finest interior design and a long infinity pool that seems to float on the huge valley make the Villa a very special place for a unforgettable holiday.

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Villa Laurana

19262_sourceVilla Laurana, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 10-14 people, private pool, air-conditioning.

Villa Laurana consists of three buildings: Main House, Guest Annex and Pool House. The buildings together with two old mulberry trees form a large courtyard. Villa Laurana is a converted 17th century farmhouse completed in 2002 to the highest standard of renovation and design. Extensive private grounds and generous 360 degree views, a large overflow pool and several outdoor sitting areas is what makes the villa truly unique.

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Villetta Fracomina

fracominaVilletta Fracomina, Italy, Umbria, Perugia, 1 bedroom, Private Pool, air-conditioner.

Villetta Fracomina is a light filled Guest Apartment available for rental when the main house is unoccupied. It is open plan with a mezzanine floor and has a covered loggia with panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. It is located within easy strolling distance of the Centre of the Estate where the Osteria, stables and tennis court are located. Guests staying at Villetta have exclusive use of the 18 x 4.5 m swimming pool, outdoor kitchen and custom built spa bath.

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Villa Benveduti

benveduti2Villa Benveduti, Italy, Umbria, Gubbio, for up to 20 people, air condition, private pool.

Villa Benveduti is a beautiful country house with the history that dates back to 1700. With large park around the house, full of native vegetation and fragrant flowers.

Villa Benveduti is immersed in the green Umbrian countryside in the town of Gubbio, famous for its artistic beauties and its characteristic medieval town centre. Close to tourist destinations in Umbria like Perugia and also nearby Tuscan cities such as Florence, Arezzo, Siena, not to mention small towns like Cortona or Anghiari.

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Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini

Park Hotel Ai Cappuccini, Gubbio, Umbria, Italy.

The Park Hotel ai Cappuccini is a 17th century monastery which has been cleverly restored. Located in the city of Gubbio, in the green heart of Umbria. Its ancient stones and architecture are among the highest testimonies of the luminous and refined Medieval Age. Secluded, yet near to the centre of the city, today the Park Hotel ai Cappuccini is an harmonious blend of an antique setting and modern comforts.

There are 92 rooms in all, including those which are located in the fascinating and antique part of the old monastery and those in contemporary style situated in the cleverly constructed new part of the hotel, including some exclusive junior suites and suites.

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Villa Palagi

PalagiVilla Palagi, Villa in Italiy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 6-12 persons, private pool

Villa Palagi is situated within an organic farm estate, set on a hill of Umbria on the border with Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy. A former farmhouse, which has been completely restored into a luxury vacation villa. The furnishing is light, bright and modern.

The beautiful furnishing of the Villa and the location itself offer best conditions for a relaxing and peaceful vacation. The beautiful terrace of the Villa and the pool area are destined for unforgettable moments at this peaceful place.

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Bounanotte Barbanera

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Buonanotte Barbanera, Italy, Umbria, 4 bedrooms, private pool

Only two hour drive from Rome and just 8 kilometres from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Here is an enchanting hillside town called Spello. Quiet and elegant with excellent restaurants, home of famous Umbrian cuisines, fine wines and of course historic buildings.

Unobstructed views of the countryside beyond, especially wonderful at sunset. The pool is set back and to the side of the villa, while lush green lawns, cool underfoot, provide plenty of space for sunbathing or entertaining. Planted with roses, olives and cypress the garden is a quiet contemplative place, an oasis in the true sense of the word.

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Villa Bocelli

Bocelli3Villa Bocelli, Villa in Italy, Umbria, Province Terni close to Orvieto, 16 persons, private pool.

Villa Bocelli orginally was an old tower dating back to the 13th Century and the other part of the building was added in the 17th Century.  The historic listed buildings have been completely restored using the very best of regional materials to create the last word in luxury and comfort.

Located within an organic farm estate, set in the picturesque hills of Umbria on the border to Tuscany, and on the edge of the Monte Rufeno national park, the green heart of Italy.

Beautiful furnishing of the Villa and the location itself offer the best conditions for a relaxing vacation, creating a unique experience of peace, luxury and comfort in harmony with nature.

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Villa della Genga

Villa della Genga (2)Villa della Genga, Italy, Umbria, Spoleto, 10 bedrooms, pool.

The Country Houses are a part of the countryside located near the small village of Poreta and also are a part of Villa della Genga’s estate. This prestigious estate, located in Spoleto Poreta, belonged to the heirs of the family della Genga until the XV century.

In 1673 the villa was built in a setting of rare beauty and evocative stillness: it was the favorite hunting house of Cardinal Annibale della Genga, who, in 1823, was elected Pope taking the name of Leo XII. These houses, once agricultural, have been lovingly restored and converted into luxury homes.

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