Our villas in Umbria are beautifully located for both exploring the regions historic towns as well as taking full advantage of the delicious tranquillity which pervades. Often referred to as the green heart of Italy, Umbria keeps the countrys old world charm alive. There are significant historic towns to explore: Perugia is full of spectacular architecture dating from the Renaissance, Medieval and even Roman periods; Assisi is famed for its association with St Francis and its spectacular basilica, whilst some of the less well-known towns are equally well-preserved - such as Gubbio, with its Roman amphitheatre and Orvieto, which has a large 13th-century cathedral that towers over the town. Foodies will be in their element. This is truffle country and Umbria boasts some of Italys finest full-bodied reds.