About the Area

Villa Candia is located in the village of Fratticiola Selvatica, in the municipality of Perugia, in the province of Umbria.


Fratticiola Selvatica - the home of Villa Candia
Fratticiola Selvatica is a small village located in an optimal position in Umbria, the green heart of Italy. It is just a few kilometers from Perugia, very close to Assisi, and to Lake Trasimeno and Tuscany. It is in the foothills of the Apennine Mountains, within driving distance of Rome, Florence and the Adriatic.


Perugia - just 20 km away

Perugia is the capital of Umbria and is a lovely  city that dates from Etruscan times and has retained its charm. It is home to Roman aqueducts, Byzantine churches and medieval palaces. The most famous landmark is the Palazzo dei Priori, home to the National Gallery of Umbria. The city boasts a number of world-renowned universities, museums, festivals and events, including the Umbria Jazz Festival every summer.


Umbria - the green heart of Italy

Umbria is located in the historic heart of Italy and is the birthplace of a number of artistic and political legends. It is famous for its scenery and medieval hilltop towns. Umbria is sometimes called "Tuscany without the tourists."  In addition to famous cities such as Perugia, Orvieto, Spoleto and Assisi (with its frescoes by Giotto in the Basilica of San Francesco), there are many natural wonders. The Falls of Marmore is the highest waterfall in Italy. Lake Trasimeno borders Tuscany and Umbria, and is known for its climate and amazing fish. The Collina de Benessere park just outside Citta di Castello is famous for its mineral springs. Go for a long hike on Mt. Subasio, nearby Mt. Tezio or the Apennine foothills.