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Umbria holidays

Umbria is often viewed as Tuscany’s sister, in many ways it mimics Tuscany’s delights, but also has its own distinct character. Umbria, known as ‘the green heart of Italy’ sits right in the middle of the country.

It’s about half the size of Tuscany, which means most of the region can easily be explored. Umbria is serene, understated, breathtakingly beautiful, and most importantly, unspoiled. It has long lived in the shadow of Tuscany, but visitors are discovering its charms and learning that a holiday in Umbria is not to be missed.

The landscape is littered with rolling hills, streams, valleys, olive groves and woodland. Visitors report there being a special quality of light that illuminates the horizon. Umbria is also famous for being the birthplace of the saints, which further contributes to its magical appeal.

This region is known for its olive oil, truffles, fine cured meat and full bodied wine. There are plenty of gorgeous hill towns to visit such as Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia, as well as quaint villages like Trevi, Spello and Montefalco. What are you waiting for? View the links below and book a holiday to Umbria.

Umbria holidays

Orvieto

Umbria, the birthplace of St Benedict and Francis of Assisi, seems bathed in a mystical glow, and Orvieto plays into the mystique. Set midway between Florence and Rome, Orvieto is Umbrian perfection, with luminous frescoes and enigmatic churches only serving to underline its lofty otherness. Looming on a sheer ledge of lava-stone, Orvieto is a brooding Etruscan presence hewn out of dark volcanic rock. In medieval times, this citadel, perched on its impregnable rock, controlled the road between Florence and Rome. Although majestically sited on top of a volcanic tufa plateau, the hill is porous and in danger of bringing the city down as it crumbles. More positively, the fertile volcanic slopes are covered in the vineyards that produce Orvieto’s famously crisp white wines. The town also scores high in the spirituality stakes, with its low-key churches counterpointed by the grandeur of the Duomo and loveliness of the undulating landscape.

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Perugia

The hazy hills, a magical quality of light, and an air of spirituality help set Umbria apart, along with its bewitching capital, Perugia. Cosmopolitan, arty, heritage-minded yet forward-looking, Perugia makes a delightful introduction to the region, with easy side trips to Assisi, Gubbio and Lake Trasimeno. Compared with Florence, Perugia feels far less tourism-led.

Umbria has often languished in Tuscan’s shadow but is just as lovely as its grander neighbour. Lap up the rolling landscape with hill-towns that look as if they have been there since time immemorial. It is not an illusion: some were founded by the Etruscans and later dedicated to medieval saints. Even if Perugia feels more secular than most of the region, Umbria is the cradle of western monasticism, with St Benedict born in Norcia. Beyond the tourism hotspot of Assisi, the region strikes a near-perfect balance between sustainable tourism and an authentic way of life.

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Florence Day Trip to Pisa, San Gimignano, and Siena with Lunch

Discover three of Tuscany’s most iconic destinations on a full-day tour from Florence by coach. Snap photos of the famous Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa, stroll through the UNESCO-listed hill town of San Gimignano, and step inside Siena’s traditions and culture. Enjoy a traditional Tuscan lunch and wine tasting in the countryside.

from 86,53 US Dollar

Private Tour: Rome Day Trip from Florence

Discover beautiful Rome on this full-day private tour from Florence. With a private driver, travel by luxury vehicle to the Eternal City, and start with a 2-hour walking tour led by an in-the-know private local guide. Walk to top Rome attractions such as the Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Spanish Steps, and then, after free time for lunch (own expense), reconvene with your private driver for a panoramic city tour. Pass Rome's other iconic landmarks, including the Colosseum, Roman Forum and magnificent St Peter's Square before returning to Florence.

from 244,58 US Dollar

Small Group Tour: Siena Half Day

Get a personalized tour of Siena region during this 6-hour private excursion from Florence. With just your group and dedicated guide, explore the square of Siena. Round-trip private transportation from a meeting point near the Florence train station included. Highlights 6-hour tour of the Tuscan Siena region from Florence Round-trip transportation from the Florence train station Visit Siena and learn about the historical towns of Siena and the Sangiovese grapes.

from 51,34 US Dollar

Cinque Terre Private Tour from Florence

  • 9/10-hour Full Day Tour
  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • Private tour just for yourself
  • Private a/c small vehicle up to 8 passengers
  • English speaking driver-guide
  • Visit of Cinque Terre Villages
  • Possibility to Hike (upon request)
  • Free wifi on board our vehicle
  • Free water on board our vehicle 
  • Back to your accommodation

from 922,96 US Dollar
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