Amelia TR, Italy

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Amelia TR, Italy

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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.

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.

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.