In Umbria, a region
that has gained a name for being the green heart of Italy, tourism is
growing because of the unfamiliar harmony between nature, antiquities,
historic centres (the landscape is dotted with many picturesque medieval
villages) and culture. In the region immigrants from other countries of the
European Union are also settling or buying second homes. The quiet of the
countryside, good provisions and an inimitable cuisine are the great draw.
Main cities to visit:
Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Todi, Gubbio but there are also many
charming little towns and villages.
From southern Umbria, in
trips, it is easy to visit Rome (by train or car) and
other charming little towns of northern Lazio (Tuscania, Tarquinia, Bagnaia,
Civita di Bagnoreggio and the lakes of Bolsena, Bracciano and Vico) or
southern Tuscany (Siena, Montepulciano, Cortona, ….).
From northern Umbria,
in day/half day trips, it also possible to visit Florence, Siena and many
other little towns and villages of southern/central Tuscany.
To reach Umbria, if
you don’t come with your own car, we advice to take a flight to Rome
(airport Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci or Ciampino), Florence or Perugia (UK:
flights from London). On the airports car rentals available.
LAZIO & ROME
There are few areas in the world with so many cultural, archaeological and
architectural sites of interest as the Italian region of Lazio. In the first
place it is situated in the inexhaustible source of sites of interest in
the city of Rome. Everyone know Rome but in the region Lazio there is much
more to see. And then Lazio is also flanked on the west by the Mediterranean
Sea with its crystal clear colours and numerous islands and in the east by
the Apennine mountain ranges, well over 2000 metres. In Lazio nature and
culture come together in every way. It is too little known that Lazio is
also a region with various splendid lakes. The lakes of Bracciano, Bolsena,
Vico and Castelgandolfo, to name the most important. Lakes that allow an
abundance of water sports as a change from visiting towns, villages and
mountain regions. Without exception easy to reach. And once at the lakes it
is also easy to make daytrips by car. Some places to visit in Lazio:
Tuscania, Tarquinia, Cerveteri, Bagnaia, Civita di Bagnoreggio, the palace
of Caprarola. From northern Lazio it is also easy to visit many charming
places in Umbria such as Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, ……
The city of Rome has 2
airports: Fiumicino/Leonardo da Vinci & Ciampino for low cost flight such as
Ryanair, Easyjet. At the airports car rentals available.
If you rent a holiday homes
near Rome we advice to rent a car to enjoy your holiday in this
region. If you want to visit the city of Rome we advice to go by
If you rent an apartment in
the city of Rome don't rent a car. It is possible to reach the
apartments from airport
Fiumicino/Leonardo by taxi or train+metro and from
Rome Ciampino by
taxi or bus+metro.
Tuscany is a region on Italy's west coast, on the Tyrrhenian sea. It
is one of the most popular places to visit in a country that is
itself one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.
The first-time visitor to the lands of Tuscany can not but be amazed
by the natural symbiosis between landscape and culture, history and
the expressive means of architecture and town-planning, the urban
and rural dimension, and its patrimony of art, architecture,
monuments and museums. There are several reasons to visit Tuscany:
some of the most important ones are visiting beautiful cities like
Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Lucca, Pisa or charming town as San
Gimignano, Volterra, Cortona, Montepulciano etc., eating Tuscan food
and tasting the excellent local wines. Most of the important
traditional wine producers are located along the axis formed by
Florence and Siena. The most famous region is Chianti along with
neighboring Montalcino and Montepulciano. Besides there are many
other things you can do, for example, cycling, trekking, golf or go
to a health spa. The Tuscany inland is characterized by hills,
cultivated fields, farms, parish churches, castles, medieval
hamlets. Tuscan mountains: in the Apuan Alps you will ascend into
marble cathedrals, but you will also discover the kingdom of
Lunigiana, full of enchanted caves and castles. The dazzling white
of the quarries on one side and the wild, green valley of Garfagnana
on the other. Go to the Casentino forests to discover their
monasteries and hermitages along the way where nature is not the
only thing to discover. You can be overcome by the triangular
heights of Monte Amiata, so lonely, but at the same time full of roe
and fallow deer, by mountains embraced in the world's most famous
vineyards or by the wooded Abetone which transforms into pistes for
ski lovers in the winter. There are miles and miles of pathways for
trekking, mountain biking, skiing, but also for absolute rest. From
southern Tuscany you can also easily visit Umbria, a region that has
gained a name for being the green heart of Italy. Tourism is growing
because of the unfamiliar harmony between nature & historic centres
(the landscape is dotted with many picturesque medieval villages).
Main places to visit: Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto, Assisi, Todi,
Gubbio but there are also many charming little towns and villages.
The climate in Tuscany is very mild. The most beautiful season is
May, September and October. So the main season to travel in Tuscany
is spring, summer and autumn, especially because the landscape at
that time of the year is very beautiful. Usually the summers in
Tuscany are warm and without rain.
Tuscany has 2
international airports, one near Pisa the
other near Florence. At the airports car rentals available.