Destination guide

Natural wonders in eye-catching Umbria

The only region in Italy without a coastline, Umbria dazzles with its towering mountains, glistening lakes and rolling hills, covered with thriving vineyards. Magical waterfalls tumble over rocks into rivers ideal for canoeing and kayaking, while Italy's 4th-largest lake beckons swimmers and hikers to explore its picturesque shoreline. Umbria vacation rentals provide a cool oasis from the hot summer sun and offer the perfect base for exploring the region's charming medieval villages. Lovers of history and architecture will find much to delight in the cathedrals of Orvieto and Assisi and the elegant medieval castles of Perugia, Todi and Gubbio.

Things to do

Frescos and festivals in Umbria

With stunning views from hilltop villages, Umbria entices visitors with its beauty. Be sure to visit Cascate delle Marmore, a man-made waterfall created by the ancient Romans, while for a celebration of faith and history, retrace the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi by walking the Via Francigena. Visiting in May? Be sure to make time for Calendimaggio, a lavish spring festival, which sees the inhabitants of Assisi dress in medieval costumes for days of music, dancing and feasting. No matter when you choose to book, Umbria vacation rentals provide the perfect base for art lovers keen to view exquisite frescos and precious religious relics in the region's medieval churches.


Foodie treats await in Umbria

The rolling hills of Umbria are home to thriving olive groves, vineyards and farms, where visitors can see olives being pressed for oil, taste wine and learn about the renowned food traditions of the region. Villages here host festivals throughout the year, including Gubbio's famous Race of the Candles and the renowned Festival of the Ceri and Crossbow Competition. Umbria vacation rentals place visitors in the heart of it all, with parks, woodland and lakes to explore for those who prefer something a little quieter, while no trip here is complete without tasting the region's famous Pecorino sheep's cheese, salami and truffles, foraged from the forests.


Spring and fall are ideal in Umbria

An inland region nestled in the heart of Italy, about halfway down the so-called boot, Umbria is a hilly area with dense forests, known for warm, sunny summers and cold, cloudy winters. During summer, skies remain clear for the most part, with temperatures rising into the mid-80s and sometimes into the 90s. Days begin to cool towards the end of October and remain cold through mid-March, with temperatures hovering between 23 and 32. The ideal times to visit are during spring and fall, when the days are warm, the nights cool and the crowds fewer.

Natural features

Get back to nature in picturesque Umbria

Umbria may not have the sandy beaches and sea views that other Italian regions boast, but it more than makes up for it with stunning hilltop vistas, mountainous parks with waterfalls, lakes and rivers and dense forests that are ideal for foraging for truffles. South-east of Florence and north-east of Rome, Umbria is just a short drive from the Adriatic Sea to the east and the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west. Dotted with national and regional parks, the region is teeming with wildlife, making it a haven for birdwatchers and nature lovers alike.

Where to stay around Umbria?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 4,721 vacation rentals near Umbria. From 975 Villas to 1,003 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Umbria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Umbria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Umbria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Orvieto: 1,414 vacation rentals
  • Assisi: 1,103 vacation rentals
  • Perugia: 2,389 vacation rentals
  • Todi: 994 vacation rentals
  • Spoleto: 876 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Umbria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Umbria?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Umbria:

  • Orvieto: 1,414 rentals
  • Assisi: 1,103 rentals
  • Perugia: 2,389 rentals
  • Todi: 994 rentals
  • Spoleto: 876 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Umbria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Umbria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Duomo di Orvieto: 1,800 rentals
  • Palazzo Racani Anoni: 1,088 rentals
  • Orvieto Funicular: 1,835 rentals
  • Cesare Caporali Theater: 3,709 rentals
  • Orvieto Station: 1,835 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Umbria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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