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Our places to stay in Umbria and Marche are complementary to those in the neighbouring region of Tuscany. It's natural for visitors to Tuscany to extend their travels east into Umbria in order to visit the fine old town of Perugia, and to see Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. Also the unmissable city of Orvieto, one of the most amazing city locations in Europe on the top of a flat volcanic bluff - it's also known for its fine white wines. To the east, with its Adriatic coastline, is Marche, whose capital is the Renaissance 'art city' of Urbino.
As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay in Umbria and Marche offers an exceptionally interesting range to choose from: pensioni, alberghi, restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out. Among our longstanding favourites are: Villa Ciconia and Hotel Vannucci.
We have recently taken Castello d'Osciano at Perugia and Locanda Del Capitano at Montone off the site and can no longer recommend these hotels. If you would like to know why, please contact our web editor on 02077201692 during working hours UK time.