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'Italy's green heart', land-locked Umbria, is rich in art, well-preserved walled towns and gorgeous scenery, yet remains relatively undiscovered. The best places to stay in Umbria can often be found away from the usual tourist traps - many have breathed new life into old palazzos or country villas.
Although unable to claim as many hotels and agriturismi as Tuscany, Umbria has some of the best places to stay in the region and generally much more reasonable prices.
Off the beaten track, and built on a fault line surrounded by mountains, you will discover the charms of Norcia. Due to its treacherous location, no building is allowed to be more than two storeys tall (since an 18th century edict), so the grandeur is displayed rather in terms of ornate balconies and delicate stone carvings.
Two of our favourite hotels from our list of the best places to stay in Umbria can be found here,
Tourists flock to see the world-famous sights in Assisi and Orvieto, but few explore the delightful medieval towns of Montefalco, Bevagna and Spello or the stunning, remote upland plain known as the 'Piano Grand' near Castelluccio.
Todi is another must see. Steeped in history, it is the perfect example of an Italian hill town; think ancient buildings, stunning views and a reassuringly slow pace of life.
Lake Trasimeno is another of Umbria's big pulls. It is obviously a magnet for sunseekers at the height of summer, but steer away from the edge of the lake and you'll find some of the best places to stay in the area.
Browse our selection of the best places to stay in Umbria and start to plan your visit.
Superb sympathetic restoration of an ancient Umbrian village. The property has been hauled into the twenty first century but has not lost any of its former charms including original frescoes in the mediaeval chapel. Come here for total relaxation combined with luxury and sophistication.
Charming hotel and apartments in countryside. Rooms are rustic with mahogany furniture, lace furnishings and garden views. Apartments have kitchens and living areas. Gardens, terrace and lovely restaurant offering traditional regional fare. Excellent value.
A rustic hotel set in a medieval building and tower. Romantic bedrooms and suites, kitchens, and living rooms with cosy fireplaces. Sprawling gardens have herb plants, olive trees and roses, and a pool. Plenty of wine and food related excursions. A great choice for families or foodies.
Warm and welcoming town hotel with a long family heritage - a quintessential Italian family-owned stay. Charmingly old-fashioned rooms with balconies and views of the mountains. Fantastic restaurant and plenty of activities to keep all entertained. A well priced base to explore Umbria.
An elegant family run B&B in Todi's main Piazza. Charm and tradition decorate the walls of six bedrooms and faded living areas. Very friendly service, excellent value, a low key base to explore the surroundings from.
A traditional hotel set in a 15th century building overlooking Il Duomo. Large, elegant rooms in classical style. Stunning views across the town from balconies, frescoes within and traditional Italian cuisine. A perfect choice for a families or couple's weekend exploring.
Authentic city centre hotel. Rooms are rustic with exposed stone walls, wooden floors and opulent drapes. Elegant and intimate bar, sun terrace and gardens. Walking distance to the city's sights. Romantic and welcoming.
A stunning hotel set on Cappuccini Hill. Gorgeous rooms feature views, mural paintings, parquet floors, Persian carpets and antiques. Stunning views from the gardens, excellent traditional Umbrian cuisine, outdoor pool. Romantic and traditional
Fabulous castle renovation B&B with an excellent Umbrian restaurant. Magnificent views from its hilltop perch seen from rose covered terraces. Traditional rooms, family rooms and apartments have wooden beams, stone floors and wrought iron beds. A fantastic country escape.
Go back in time in this Medieval Castle set in the Umbrian hills. Steeped in history with plush, antique decors to match. The restaurant serves traditional local cuisine, some from the organic vegetable plot. There is a well stocked library, expansive grounds a pool and horse riding facilities.
Città della Pieve, Umbria
Grey shuttered hotel in attractive grounds in a bustling market town. Rooms consist of traditional and contemporary interior design. Lovely sun deck, plunge pool and spa facilities, elegant restaurant serving regional dishes. A lovely spot to explore the local surroundings from.
Montecastello di Vibio (Perugia), Umbria
Rustic meets chic in a glorious rural setting. White washed walls, stone floors, colourful ceramics and fabrics. Relax at the Zen spa and pool with valley views. Enjoy the local cuisine and wine at the restaurant. A great place to relax and unwind. The independent cottages are perfect for families.
Bevagna (Perugia), Umbria
17th Century Palazzo converted to a stunning hotel. Romantic bedrooms with four-poster beds, wooden beams, beautiful antiques and pictures. Wonderful gardens offer organic produce to the Umbrian restaurant, which is in part of an ancient Roman amphitheatre. A romantic and intimate spot.
Ancient Umbrian farmhouse turned family-run hotel in the green valleys of Assisi. Cozy rustic rooms showcase stonewalls, wooden beams and fireplaces. Enjoy traditional dishes al fresco; relax by the pool or with an in-room massage. A hideaway gem we wish we could keep a secret, but it's too good!
Castiglione del Lago Perugia, Umbria
A luxurious country house in beautiful grounds. Romantic rooms and suites have creamy furnishings, four poster beds, and stone walls. Fantastic cuisine, typical of the region, swimming pool, and lovely terraces. Not far from Lake Trasimeno. Romantic, relaxing, gourmet.
Monteleone d'Orvieto, Umbria
Charming bed-and-breakfast in a quiet hilltop village. It has all the elegance and charisma of a grand palazzo with its wall murals, antique furniture, objets d'art, marble floors and four poster beds. An utterly delightful spot to explore its Tuscan-Umbrian surroundings from.
Restored hamlet turned country house hotel within striking distance of historic Gubbio. Carefully restored rooms and suites feature wooden floors, beamed ceilings and stylish furnishings. Wonderful infinity pool with country views. Perfect for getting away from it all!
A medieval castle in a spectacular setting with views over its 900 acre estate. Delicious candlelit dinners, long walks through parkland, elegant bedrooms and suites with four poster beds and private hot tubs. Special, secluded, and great for a private party.
Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria
Lovely country house hotel. Rooms feature terracotta floors, wrought iron furniture and traditional rustic fabrics. Outdoor pool, gardens and sun terrace. Excellent Umbrian cuisine and superb wine list. Quiet location and good value, perfect for groups or families.
A gorgeous pale-stone Abbey in a truly stunning hillside location – a country escape steeped in history but with all the comforts of a hotel. Beautiful cloisters, traditional rooms and family suites with Benedictine origins - stone floors, wooden beams, paintings - great food and lovely gardens.
Amelia Terni, Umbria
A beautiful Umbrian country house surrounded by vineyards, olive groves, and lemon trees. Romantic rooms and suites have four poster beds and luxurious, but traditional furnishings. Excellent wine cellar, a renowned Italian restaurant, and stunning gardens with a pool. Spectacular, family friendly.
Rustic chic luxury in this renovated farmhouse in the countryside. Beautifully decorated rooms and apartments in neutral tones with four poster beds and elegant furniture. Swimming pool, sauna, and local cuisine from terraces. A great choice for a romantic holiday, very family friendly too.
An elegant and sophisticated Umbrian palace in a hilltop town. Traditional rooms have killim rugs, exposed wooden beams and iron bedsteads. Beautiful gardens with box hedges to have breakfast in, stunning public areas with original frescoed ceilings. A romantic choice for local exploring.
Montone, PG, Umbria
Time appears to have stopped in the medieval village of Montone. Located on a hilltop with far reaching views of the Umbrian countryside. Rooms feature wrought iron beds and are filled with antiques. With chef Giancarlo Polito behind the helm, the cuisine is what shines at this property.
A Five Star hotel set in a 12th century country house. Large rooms filled with antique furniture and textiles, frescoes and stone walls. Stunning views of Umbria. Excellent restaurant, wine cellar, pool and spa offer relaxation. A romantic spot for couples with all the facilities.
Tuoro sul Trasimeno (Perugia), Umbria
Art nouveau villa set in a park of lawns and olive trees. Rustic, romantically decorated rooms infused with the owner's passion for painting, poetry and music. An excellent restaurant and a small spa. A characterful country escape for romantics and local explorers.
A 14th century castle located atop the Umbrian hills and rolling countryside. There is indoor and outdoor dining and a locally sourced menu. Stylish rooms ooze period charm: arched windows, exposed stone, four poster beds and whitewashed decor. There is a pool, hammam and massage available.
A beautiful Five Star hotel set in an historic country house. Romantic rooms are large with wooden floors, pretty bathrooms and chic textiles. Fabulous Italian restaurant and weekly cookery course, extensive spa, and wine cellars. Romantic, gourmet, pampering and informative.
Very peaceful, very secluded. A country house that offers complete peace and quiet surrounded by lovely gardens. Excellent organic food, cooking lessons, wellness area, and rustic rooms with no modern amenities. A nature lovers spot.
Migiana di Monte Tezio, Umbria
Secluded luxury serviced villas on a private estate, with fabulous views, in an off the beaten track area of Umbria, Well placed for cultural excursions to Todi, Assisi and Cortona, with private pools and lovely gardens.
Tavernelle di Panicale, Umbria
A smart and refined country house hotel with designer food and a fabulous spa. Romantic bedrooms and suites have soft lighting, neutral tones, and sumptuous beds. A lovely pool, bikes to rent, and a spa to relax in. Gourmet relaxation in beautiful surroundings.
A gorgeous setting just outside Perugia. Rolling hills, green valleys, and dramatic landscapes provide a backdrop to this contemporary creation. Modern interiors compliment this traditional Italian farmhouse. Wonderfully simple fresh cuisine, pool, yoga, thai chi. A refreshing choice.
Former Cardinal's house, now elegant townhouse in a hilltop village with a great spa. Original frescoes adorn the ceilings of traditional and elegant rooms and suites. Excellent restaurant and terrace, and the well equipped spa has an indoor salt water pool.
Ancient water tower looks over immaculate gardens, valleys of olive and fruit trees and the medieval town of Todi. Rooms are stylish, cuisine is traditional Umbrian and the pool comes with a view. Sophisticated, welcoming and beautiful - a great choice for a romantic escape in an unrivaled setting.
Città della Pieve Perugia, Umbria
An attractive country house in the foothills and not far from Lake Trasimento. Set amongst woods, olive trees, and grasslands, the hotel has wonderful panoramic views. Cosy rooms, suites, and a few apartments all decorated with traditional elegance. Excellent Umbrian restaurant and wine cellar.
A monastic Medieval detox in Umbria, with single 'celluzze' rooms only. Stripped back to essential comforts, such as hand embroidered sheets. Situated in 7000 untouched acres, the house took four years to build from scratch. Vegetarian menu, simple yet chic eco spa, Gregorian chants - near perfect
Gorgeous rustic country house with excellent food and lovely views. Various rooms, suites, family rooms and apartments, all simply designed, cater to families, friends, and couples. Swimming pool, terraces, and five course set dinners. A very bucolic spot.
Historic abbey, with origins in the 6th century, turned country hotel. Spacious, air conditioned rooms adorned with period features and antique furniture, many with views of the Umbrian countryside. The restaurant offers good local wines and authentic Italian cuisine. A unique country retreat.
Fratta Todina, Umbria
Secluded, rural, and intimate country house with beautiful views over the valley. Polished bedrooms and suites combine original elements - exposed brick, wooden beams, four poster bed - with modern amenities and neutral tones. Fantastic home-cooked food, art classes, and a pool. Rural relaxation.
A glorious Umbrian hotel set in an old palazzo. Traditional family-run hospitality melded with modern requirements. A fine restaurant, romantic rooms with four-poster beds, excellent spa and pool. An indulgent spot with bags of character.
Massa Martana, Umbria
Beautiful country house spa hotel with excellent views. Contemporary elegant rooms, suites and an apartment with white washed walls, modern four poster beds, and private balconies. Fantastically equipped spa, swimming pool, and lovely restaurant. Romantic, family friendly, spa focused.
Perugia (Tavernelle di Panicale)
Rustic country house in 25 acres of olive groves. Interiors feature exposed stone walls, terracotta floors and views over the Umbrian hills. Outdoor pool and gardens. Award winning vegetarian cuisine in the restaurant. Indulgent, secluded and charming.
Montone Perugia, Umbria
A medieval watch tower renovated with minimalistic flair. Panoramic views from every room and suite, all with exposed stone work, fire places and white washed walls. An ideal spot for a house party, romantic retreat or a wedding.