|Umbria vacation rentals|
If you are searching for the excellent Umbria vacation rentals to rent, then look through the vacation rentals and farmhouses on Go Tuscany & Umbria for the perfect holiday accommodation, Umbria. Vacation rentals are available to suit all tastes and budgets, including a large number with pools. Look out for special offers and discounted rates out of season!
Umbria vacation rentals 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 Sunday, 17 July 2011 15:42|