Destination guide

Ancient Amelia is an untrodden jewel

Ancient Amelia clings like a limpet to the rising peaks of the Umbrian Apennines. Peppered with stone pines and olive woods, it dates to Roman times. As you drive in from the Tiber Valley, you'll be able to feel the history. It oozes from the crumbling fortification walls, and twists beneath the great arched gateways. It's visible in the 2,000-year-old imperial statues in the museums, and can be felt on the piazzas beneath the age-stained Mura Poligonali tower. But for all its heritage, this one remains off-the-beaten-path, and complete with some excellent Amelia vacation rentals to suit all types of traveler.

Things to do

Archaeology and ancient sites in Amelia

Amelia stands out from the rolling hills of Umbria on account of its concentric rings of fortifications. These actually date all the way back to Roman times, and house a number of grand gateways and towers – don't miss the leaning Mura Poligonali, and the great Porta Romana. After touring those, a trip to the Museo civico di Amelia is a must, where ancient stele, 15th-century religious artworks, and bronze statues of Germanicus all await in the alcoves. It's easy to see why Amelia vacation rentals are perfect for history buffs…


Be amazed in Amelia

Life in Amelia is all about soaking up the long history and rich heritage of an erstwhile Etruscan come Roman fortress town on the Umbrian hills. Get ready for self-guided tours of 2,000-year-old bulwarks, or visits to acclaimed archaeological museums. And when that's done, you can watch trattoria chefs reveal the artisanal secrets of the Italian kitchen, or sample your way through the region's taste-bud-tingling porchetta pulled pork and wine. Attending the Palio dei Colombi horse race in late summer is also a great way to feel the beat of local culture.


Amelia's history shines in summer

It's no secret that Amelia vacation rentals – and Umbria vacation rentals generally – are at their most coveted during the summer months. It's easy to see why, too. Long, hot days of temperatures in the high 80s dominate – perfect if you're looking forward to lazing sessions by the side of a pool, or al fresco dining courtesy of Umbria's unique cuisine. That said, the good weather tends to last well into September in this part of Italy, which makes fall a top choice if you're looking to save some euros for the pizzas and prosecco.

Natural features

Explore the heart of Italy in Amelia

Amelia sits in the very heartlands of the Italian Boot. It's just over an hour north of Rome but few traces of the Eternal City remain. The landscapes here are rugged, rising hills, which creep upwards to meet the fabled heights of the Sabina and the Apennine Mountains to the east. Rivers wind through the cypress groves as they wiggle towards the Tiber, occasionally feeding olive farms, sometimes hosting babbling hot springs, or even cascading waterfalls like the Fluviale del Nera. Lakes like Bolsena are also within striking distance – think volcanic waters and pizzas on the banks.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Amelia

Fly into Rome (FCO-Fiumicino - Leonardo da Vinci Intl.), the closest airport, located 53.3 mi (85.8 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Amelia?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 652 vacation rentals near Amelia. From 178 Houses to 148 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Amelia for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Amelia?

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

  • Duomo di Orvieto: 1,741 vacation rentals
  • Palazzo Racani Anoni: 1,073 vacation rentals
  • Orvieto Funicular: 1,777 vacation rentals
  • Orvieto Station: 1,777 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria della Pace Church: 1,572 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Amelia listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Amelia?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 178 Houses in Amelia. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Amelia include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 148 rentals available
  • Villas: 184 rentals available
  • Cabins: 18 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Amelia?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 412 vacation rentals with pool available in Amelia. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.