Umbria, the green heart of Italy, is a famous tourist destination. Umbria lies in the center of the peninsula, amidst the green hills of the Apennines. The region is referred to as the shadow of the Tuscany, with lovely Umbria apartments and rental villas. These accommodations are located in the serene surroundings with beautiful picturesque.
The beautiful landscapes of the province are varied encompassing the extensive valley of the Tiber, the fertile valleys of the Chiascio and Topino or the Neera Valley, rich in unspoiled nature
Umbria lies in the interior surrounded by land on all sides. In spite of lacking Mediterranean coastline, there is plenty of water bodies here for water lovers to do. The great lakes of Lake Trasimeno and Lake Piediluco are situated in Umbria and ideal locations for holidays in Umbria apartments and self catering Umbria villas. There is also a very impressive waterfall Cascata delle Marmore, near Terni.
Living in one of the Umbria apartments, you can get a revitalizing effect from one of the numerous thermal and mineral springs and the regional cuisine, which is rich in local delicacies prepared in the most traditional way. Umbria is not only speckled with picturesque countryside but also a land of historic cities with a great tradition in Italy.
The ancient settlements of Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Cascia and Norcia are places of pilgrimage for art lovers and great locations for a holiday in Italy or nearby Sicily apartments. These towns are usually situated on a hill and are surrounded by walls and towers. The alleyways of the old towns preserve the spirit of the middle Ages. In the churches and galleries invaluable artistic treasures of Italy can be discovered. Traces of the Etruscans and Romans are to be found throughout the region. This is certainly a fabulous region to rent a self catering Umbria villa or Umbria holiday apartment.
Umbria is renowned for its beautiful rolling countryside and medieval hamlets with cypress tree lined driveways leading to marvelous Umbria apartments. Many of the villas in Umbria have been converted into apartments for vacation rentals. These Umbria apartments are often systematically restored with natural materials such as stone and wood, tiled roofs and terracotta floors. Usually Umbria apartments contain frescos and antiques as well as a rustic style of furniture. Sometime they contain very fine furniture giving the feeling of being palatial.
Holiday apartments can be found everywhere in Italy from small hamlet, towns to cities offering infinite possibilities of where to stay. Umbria apartments provide you comfortable accommodations and various facilities according to your needs.
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