About the area

Known for its beauty and artistic flair, Umbria is similar to its neighbour, Tuscany, but has fewer tourists. Originally settled by the Umbrii tribe, Umbria is made up by modern towns and cities built upon Etruscan and Medieval foundations.

It’s renowned for festivals, truffles, and cheeses. Perugia, the largest and wealthiest city in the province, is famous for its chocolate, Perugina. Chocolate lovers take note: the Eurochocolate Festival is held from mid to late October. Jazz Umbria, Europe’s most popular jazz event, is held in Perugia in July. Assisi is the home of the Basilica di San Francesco which houses Giotto’s incomparable frescoes. Gubbio is renowned for its spectacular views and ceramics. Deruta, located just south of Perugia, is also a ceramics centre

la Casa delle Rondini is an ideal departing point to explore the countryside and towards the beautiful art cities of central Italy: Perugia, Arezzo, Orvieto and Assisi


Walks and cycle paths are across the countryside and through nearby forests

A range of bicycles are available for cycle rides

Useful website links :

www.umbriaonline.com - Tourist information and what to see and do in Umbria

www.umbria.org - information about the region, including events and the arts

www.bellaumbria.net - information about beautiful Umbria

www.umbriajazz.com - Umbria Jazz festival website

www.trenitalia.it  - Train timetable and ticket booking