Umbria is located in the center of the peninsula, without access to the sea, with a mountainous and hilly territory. Its beautiful natural landscape alternates mountains and valleys. This beautiful area is protected by six regional parks distributed between the two districts of Perugia and Terni. The Park of Monte Cucco, the Subasio Mountain Park, the Park of Lake Trasimeno, the Park of Colfiorito, the Tiber River Park, the Nera River Park.
Umbria is known for its beautiful villages and small towns, nestled between the mountains and the hills, and a pilgrimage site for the religious tradition linked to the life of St. Francis.
The town of Assisi, in Perugia district, is the birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare, is imbued with the devotion to these saints who were born here in the thirteenth century. Since 1230 the Basilica of San Francesco hosts the remains of the saint, kept by the order Of Minor Friars. The Basilica has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO and includes frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue.
Immersed in beautiful woods, not far from Assisi, you will find peace and a elegant Charming Hotel.
The town of Gubbio, in Perugia district, is part of the Alto Chiascio mountain community, known for its truffles and the precious ceramics. It is also linked to the life of St. Francis of Assisi, who took refuge here, includes many churches and basilicas, as the Church of San Francesco and the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria. The town patron is Saint Ubaldo and a festival is dedicated to him every year: the spectacular candles festival, with candles carried on the shoulders of the faithful people. Enjoy the beautiful green surrounding the elegant Charming B&B not far from here.
In Perugia district, we can find Todi that is part of the Mountain Community Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana. Is located on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley, and has some places of interest like the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Romanesque-Gothic and the Bishop’s Palace, which is adjacent to the Cathedral and hosting beautiful frescoes.
Reaching Gualdo Cattaneo, in Perugia district, we can admire the Fortress of Borgia, a fortress built in the fifteenth century that is still in its original magnificent appearance. Built to withstand long sieges, has a triangular shape with a tower at each corner. In the surroundings you will be pampered by a refined Boutique Hotel.
Lake Trasimeno, that is part of the homonymous Park, is the fourth largest lake in Italy by extension. Among its waters there are three islands, Polvese Island, used as a Science Park, Maggiore Island, the only inhabited island and characterized by typical Mediterranean vegetation, and the Minore Island full of pine and oaks forests and with a rich colony of cormorants. Here you will be surprised by the refinement of a Charming Agritourism.
Besides, in other regions, Charminly offers you the possibility to stay in beautiful Relais, Albergo Diffuso and Country House.