True Umbria - artist living in Umbria
“Mario must be doing something right!”- The Sunday Post
Mario Santoro - Umbria Villa Owner


Mario is an artist living in Umbria for the past 15 years. In this region, he creates an ideal microcosm and ecological environment, where he promulgates the best of Umbria. This is the result of his constant research and accurate work.

When Mario is not busy with supporting guests in his villas for rent, he enjoys his artistic career as a fine art photographer. He has art exhibition in the USA, Japan and Europe. In Umbria Italy, he restores a 400 squared meters photography studio where he continues creating his art and… cooking!

At True Umbria we offer the Best Villa Rentals in Umbria. My mission is to fulfill the needs of each guest searching providing excellent services and lots of fun activities. Food, wine, environment and sport are our passions.

My efforts focus on allowing great comfort and rest for my guests in an authentic Italian atmosphere and environment.


More than of an artitst living in Umbria…

Mario is not only an artist living Umbria but also a local food and wine specialist with strong connection to local organic farms. This allows him to offer to his guests great tastings of local specialties, such as truffles, olive oil, wine and other seasonal products. Therefore, it is truly something unique other than just a villa rental, it is about your holiday experience at its best.

True Umbria is environmentally concerned, therefore we use energy and natural resources with respect and moderation.  So come and stay with us for a vacation in touch with nature, great food, culture, history and art.

Our host Mario is a very warm and kind person who goes out of his way to make sure you enjoy your stay.

Richard Grosbard

Owner Mario Santoro is the perfect guide to the area – full of local knowledge and ideas, he provides instant answers to all questions and treats his visitors as if they were friends.

Tim Owen

The local produce is by far the best we have tasted during our travels and Mario is the ultimate host as nothing is ever too much trouble.

Colette Cousins