Umbria is a region in the center of Italy. It is completely contained within the country, bordering Tuscany to the west and northwest, Marche to the east and northeast, and Lazio to the south. Its name is derived from the Umbri, an Italian people who once lived there. The regional capital is Perugia, one of the best places to find a hostel in Umbria.
There are plenty of hostels scattered throughout the region for the budget-minded traveler . You can find a hostel in just about every city here. Besides Perugia, the cities of Poggiodome, Norcia, and Assisi provide the most options for hostel stays. When searching for these dormitory accommodations, look for the Italian words “rifugio” and “ostello.”
On average earning very high ratings from guests, Umbria hostels tend to be very clean with friendly staff members, many of whom speak English as well. You can expect free wifi as well as breakfasts for zero or a minimal cost. The hostels also tend to be ideally located for exploring their respective cities.
There are a ton of sights to see in this historical region. Besides the old architecture of most of the buildings, including many of the hostels, there are countless other historic sites to explore. There are ancient castles such as Castello di Ramazzano and Rocca di Passignano as well as ancient ruins like Anfiteatro Fausto and Porta Sole. There are also a lot of beautiful monuments and statues to admire, including the Statua di Santa Rita and La Madonna di Citerna di Donatello. For the museum aficionados, a visit to the Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano Giuditta Brozzetti will be a major highlight of your stay in the city of Perugia, along with the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria.
If your travels take you to the city of Gubbia, you likely will appreciate a visit to the Palazzo dei Consoli and Museo Civico located close to the Piazza Grande. Beware that they might be closed during the early afternoon hours, so ask for information at your hostel before heading to your destination. Inside this gothic building you will find seven ancient plaques written in the ancient Umbrian language some 2,000 years ago. The museum comprises an art gallery as well as an archeological and civic museum. If you can make it up all the stairs, take in the magnificent panoramic view of the city. If you are in town on the 15th day of May, you can even witness the Festival of the Ceri.
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