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Holiday villas Umbria
Holiday villas in Umbria

Villa_poolIf you are looking for the excellent holiday villas in Umbria to rent, then search through the properties advertised on Go Tuscany & Umbria for the perfect holiday villas. Umbria is a popular holiday destination for tourists to Italy and we have an great selection of holiday villas, Umbria, to suit all tastes and budgets We have a wide selection of holiday villas in Umbrias with pools, as well as Umbria farmhouse rentals.

Holiday villas in Umbria to rent

Umbria, termed the 'Green Heart' of Italy on account of its rolling green hills is fast becoming a favourite destination for Italian holidays. Amongst the key sights include the ancient capital of Perugia. Founded by the Etruscans, the town was one of their most important centres, subdued to Rome in 295 B.C. and sieged and burnt by Octavian in 41-40 BC. Today it is a vibrant city with an internationally renowned University, an excellent annual Jazz Festival, as well as a Chocolate festival.

The town of Assisi, located on the slopes of Mount Subasio, was formerly a Roman colony.Assisi is famous throughout Italy as the home town of Saint Francis, or San Francesco, the patron saint of Italy. The Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi holds the tomb of Saint Francis and is a popular tourist and pilgrimage destination. Assisi also has several other interesting churches, Roman ruins, medieval sites, museums, and shops in its walled medieval center. There are many good walks from Assisi into the nearby countryside.

Other tourist highlights inclde the hill town of Orvieto is known for its famous white wine, handicraft (ceramics) and tourism, as well as the beuatiful town of Todi.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 July 2010 21:38
 

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