In the centre of Italy is the region of Umbria, also known as the green heart of Italy. Here are rugged mountains and rolling hills, as well as the largest lake in central Italy - Lake Trasimeno - and the highest waterfall in Europe - the Cascata delle Marmore.
Everyone knows the world-famous city of Assisi where St. Francis left his mark, but Saint Benedict also lived nearby in Norcia. To this day in cities like Perugia, Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto, and Orvieto you can still experience the Middle Ages.
If you are looking for a location where mass tourism hasn’t yet set foot, then Umbria is your choice. Here you will find beautiful landscapes, authentic cuisine with excellent wines, tranquillity, and culture.
I am Dutch and have been living in this green region of Italy for 20 years now. After a busy and happy life as a student in Maastricht and a career in London, the transition to rural Umbria was very big. So what to do next? Assisting tourists who like to spend their holidays in Umbria and at the same time helping owners of holiday rentals find these tourists! One thing leads to another and today I run this website and would be happy to give you advice if you are looking for a holiday home in Umbria.
I personally know all houses and owners. The information you read on this website and on the blog has been collected over the years.
See you in Italy!