Umbria is similar to Tuscany but less famous - it has beautiful scenery, art cities, and of course, excellent cuisine and wine. Umbria lies in the center of Italy hosting Lago Trasimeno, River Tiber and Perugia, its capital city. Umbria is... READ MOREan expanse of green hills in the countryside, famous for being the birth place of a considerable number of saints. Among the saints who were born here include: the founder of Western monasticism, Saint Benedict, whom the current pope is named after; and St Francis of Assisi who is the founder of the infamous Franciscan order. When visiting Umbria you will enjoy historical sites such as the Basilica of Saint Valentine, who was decapitated in Rome. In the town of Casica, you will marvel at the Basilica and Monastery of Saint Rita. Umbria also has a number of wonderful villas which have the classic bucolic setting. We have a superb collection of villas in Umbria in the most beautiful positions to enable you to experience this unique place. We have personally visited all the villas represented in our Umbria vacation rentals collection and our search program allows you to see for yourself which villas are available for the chosen period. Villas in Umbria: an unforgettable experience Umbria villas are another popular venue that everyone will need to consider. This could give visitors the chance that they need to explore this region, centered around the city of Perugia, which is known as a university town. But the sprawling agricultural areas surrounding the area are likely the main draw for this region. It has developed a specific character and identity with its own unique medieval center. But there are many other beautiful cities to discover, such as the town of Assisi, which is famous for being the home of St. Francis centuries ago as well, Orvieto, Todi and Spoleto, a medieval hill town famous for its summer theatre festival, Festival dei Due Mondi. There are many more cities here that have their own festivals and other venues. But travelers should try to plan for how they will set up their own unique villa experiences here. When searching for Umbria villas, visitors may want to find their top rated town first. This region could give people an excellent opportunity to enjoy the local culture and experience traditional life in these communities. Some of these Umbria villas are situated nearby restaurants, museums and other cultural centers. This could be an excellent resource for people who are headed in to the area over time. There are city walks in Umbria that can be completed in just a short amount of time, adding to the overall experience that people may be able to get here.