Umbria boasts stunning landscapes, incredible food and wine – and art and architectural gems. Its huge fun driving from town to town and searching out hidden osterie and chapels painted by the legendary Pinturicchio. Perugia is a must for the art lover. For Time Out try one of our amazing villas, hidden away on a private estate, with a cook who prepares wonderful local food in the evenings.
Urbino is a must for anyone with a deep interest in Renaissance art and exploring hidden Italy. There are a host of other charming hill towns and magical spots in The Marche, a greatly underrated region of Italy.