SPOLETO city ’lively from the point of view of culture and rich historical and artistic treasures, as well as part of the National Association of Wine Cities and to be one of Oil City. Walking through the old town you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Roman Empire visiting the Roman Theatre or through the Arch of Drusus and Germanicus.
In the center you can visit the beautiful Casa Romana. The Cathedral, the Town Hall. To visit the Sources of Clitunno, the Tower Bridge. To see the places of worship, especially the Duomo or Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the church of St. Euphemia the twelfth century. Cultural events and folklore are countless. The “Festival dei Due Mondi”. In August there is instead Spoleto Summer, with many cultural events and entertainment, while winter is the scene of suggestive celebrations such as markets and numerous concerts, both at the theater and into the streets of the city. Gourmets will appreciate Wines of the World, an event that takes place in the ancient cellars of Spoleto, but also the gastronomic event “Spoleto typical”, with the stalls of local produce tastings and many proposals from local place in the first week of November.
PERUGIA : Piazza Grande is the heart of the Umbrian village life. In the wonderful monument, now Piazza IV Novembre, converge the Palazzo dei Priori, the Cathedral and the “Fontana Maggiore”, the symbol of the city, not at all considered the most beautiful and famous in the Middle Ages. Built in the thirteenth century as the terminal point of the aqueduct of Monte Pacciano, the fountain parades around 85 faces and 61 carved animals.
The water flows from a jar masterfully supported by three nymphs (or theological virtues), bronze group by Robeo. Originally, their heads were affixed to four griffins, also in bronze, for each cardinal point that they are now on display at the National Gallery of Umbria. To visit the Etruscan Arch, the Rocca Paolina, the Board of return, also painted by Perugino, who worked two years in the magnificent House Hearing.
TODI is perched on a hill that dominates the plain below, through which the Tiber.
Piazza del Popolo, in its elongated shape and closed the volumes of the monumental public buildings and the cathedral, is one of the most singular achievements Umbrian town.
On the site of the Roman Forum already saw placed the representative buildings are contrasted with striking effect, the group of buildings lay Palazzo dei Priori, Palazzo del Podestà and Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the religious complex of the cathedral, and behind the Bishop’s Palace. You can admire the Temple is Our Lady of Consolation, the Temple of San Fortunato.
ASSISI stretches out on the slopes of Mount Subasio, above the plain where the Topino and Chiascio. Although it can boast Roman origins, the present-day appearance, because of the buildings of the urban fabric, it is surely due to the medieval development. lL oldest part of the town is protected by a defensive apparatus made up of eight fortified entrance and a long city walls, still in excellent condition, which is topped by two castles:
the Rocca Maggiore and Rocca Minore. Temples of great importance are the Basilica of St. Francis, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, the Church of St. Peter and The Cathedral, dedicated to the patron saint San Rufino that preserves a beautiful facade with sculptures and carvings. On the Town Square, located on the ancient area of the hole, there is the Palazzo dei Priori in 1337, the thirteenth-century Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo and the temple of Minerva.Nearby you can visit the places connected with the life of St. Francis, as the Hermitage, surrounded by a thick forest of oak trees on the slopes of Subasio and theConvent of San Damiano, which grew up in, according to tradition The crucifix spoke to the Saint. In the plain, finally, the impressive Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli was built to the plans of between 1569 and 1679 to protect the Chapel of the Portiuncula, the poor first meeting of the Franciscan friars. The events, which annually animate the heart of Assisi and allow visitors to become better acquainted with history and tradition, are many and varied. At the beginning of May is May Day, a re-enactment of medieval life with a lot of competition between the two factions of the city – Part of Part of Above and Below – parades, theater, music, folk dances and performances of the flag wavers. On 22 June it was the turn of the Day of the Vow, which commemorates the expulsion of the Saracens from Assisi by St. Clare, and the end of August takes place the Palio di San Rufino, who instead takes the time Assisi was divided into terzieri and offers parades and flag bearers, drummers and crossbowmen.
In September we held the Cavalcade of Satriano, with jockeys in period costume, and the International Festival for Peace, and the two-year peace march from Perugia to Assisi takes place between September and October. But in the autumn of Serbia especially the Feast of St. Francis, celebrated on 3 and 4 October, with solemn religious and civil ceremonies in honor of the patron saint of Italy.
SPELLO The territory of Spello is characterized by a succession of terraced hills covered with olive groves. Not surprisingly, one of Spello is not only one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, but is also part of the National Association of Oil City as a producer of a popular extra virgin olive oil. The path to the discovery of Spello can ‘begin from the Roman Walls, where you can admire the ancient port dating to the first century. a. Christ Porta Venere Urbica port on the Via Roma, Consular and Port, on the Market Square.
The Town Hall of Spello is known to the rescript of Constantine (333-337 AD), which is preserved here. Inside, the Palace houses the Academy of Constantine, the notarial archives, the ‘Historical Archives, the Hall of Zuccari, Emilio Sala Greek Old Fund and the Municipal Library, with furniture by Venetian craftsmen. One of the most famous events and expectations of Spello is the Flower Festival or Flower Festival of Corpus Christi. The event takes place every year in fact in conjunction with the Corpus Christi procession. The downtown streets are decorated with flowers and paintings of sacred art, depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament, made with flower petals that form a carpet of flowers up to 1500 meters long. They also cover all the way traveled by the religious procession. From 5 to 8 December each year, the appointment is with traditional shows and tastings that saw the participation of nine different signatures of producers in the Tour d’Oro of Spello tasting at Palazzo del Gusto. Related to this event are many other initiatives in the taverns of the most typical village the contest is organized by the Academy of Italian Cooking, folk and 10 wagons laden with farm wagons or “branches” recall the Feast of Benfinita. In the center of town is rebuilt an olive tree to which are hung local products, salami, cheese and fruit.
ORVIETO The city lives in symbiosis with the tuff cliff on which it stands (325 meters above sea level) and is a remarkable example of integration between the natural and man-made.
Sometimes, the awareness of this relationship between nature and architecture is explicit: this happens, for example, the
inscription on the famous St. Patrick’s Well that reads: “Quod nature munimento inviderat industry adiecit” clarifying precisely, that “what nature had denied the defense – in this case water – the added human activity. “The visitor an ideal path is evoked and suggested by two statues of Boniface VIII placed on the extreme of the city gates: Porta Soliana, from which the Pope came, and Porta Maggiore, from which it emerged. Orvieto preserved in museums important Etruscan finds in the city and territory. The Necropolis of Cannicella and the Crucifix of Tufo, under the cliff of Orvieto, complete the image of the last Etruscan city destroyed by Rome. The most representative public buildings – the Town Hall, the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the Cathedral and the Palace of the Seven. To visit near Orvieto, just outside the city: the Etruscan Necropolis of the Crucifix of Tufo, with chamber tombs from the sixth to the third century BC, the Abbey of Saints Severo and Martyrdom, rebuilt in the twelfth century by the Benedictines, with severe environments , a beautiful Romanesque bell tower dodecagonal and a magnificent landscape. The festival is the most solemn of Corpus Christi, In addition to religious services and exposure of the relic is a historical procession reminiscent with 400 participants. The Feast of the dove, for Pentecost. Consists in “fly” a dove, due to a crackling halo of firecrackers on a steel cable, the church of San Francesco al Duomo. The dove is given to the first married couple that day. The festival dates back to 1300. Regional review of Umbrian wines, with food and wine events in June.
TERNI They call it the “City of Love” for the presence of the remains of St. Valentine, who was bishop. The Terni today is a modern and lively, with interesting monuments, cultural events and stimulating a good university. Among the most important historic buildings is the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta.
Also worth seeing is the church of St. Francis of the thirteenth century, in Gothic style, with the apse and the bell made by Angelo da Orvieto. Then there is the famous Basilica di San Valentino, of ancient origins, located in the middle of a cemetery in honor of the Christian Bishop Valentine. Just the Marmore Falls are the most beautiful natural site and most famous near Terni. Hydraulic work of Roman origin of the third century. A short distance away is also Piediluco Lake, nestled between rolling hills, and Valserra and the area of Martani are real paradise for those who love to spend some time outdoors.
LAGO TRASIMENO a body of water is 128 km2, surrounded by countryside that surrounds the bleachers as if made of a natural amphitheater of low hills and fields. Worth a visit are the three islands that rise from the waters of the lake, the island Polvesedeclared scientific and educational park and the island Maggiore, with its walking trails that wind through dense vegetation of olive trees, oaks, pines , cypresses and poplars, and the island Minor, also covered by dense vegetation and inhabited by a large colony of cormorants. In the area of Lake Trasimeno is a
large number of picturesque villages and historic towns like Castiglione Lake: Built on a rocky promontory, an area ideal for activities such as windsurfing and water-skiing, and its monuments are a kind of historical journey through Middle Ages and Renaissance. Or as Passignano, an ancient town still surrounded by its medieval walls, which is the church of Our Lady of Miracles. between the villages to see Lake Trasimeno, there is also Città della Pieve, situated on a hill where you can enjoy the view of the surrounding area.
GUBBIO Nestling at the foot of Mount Ingino, Gubbio is one of the most ancient towns of Umbria, extremely well preserved during centuries and rich of monuments testifying its glorious past. Events in Gubbio: do not miss from December 7 until Epiphany the magnificent Christmas tree in Gubbio, the largest in the world since it has a height of 650 m! The most typical manifestation is that of the Corsa dei Ceri, takes place every year on May 15, the eve of the feast of St. Ubaldo, the patron saint of the city.
The candles are three “machinery” of wood about seven meters high, which on top of the statues of St. Ubaldo (the patron saint of builders), St. George (traders) and Saint Anthony Abbot (peasants). The Palio of the Crossbow – It takes place on the last Sunday of May. And a race in medieval costumes with two awards, the “Palio” to the winner, the “rate” (target) per second, and a parade. Among the other events that enrich the cultural offerings of Gubbio include: Gubbio Summer Festival (July and August), more chocolate, wine and food festival (October) Islands, Gubbio music festival (July-September), Gubbio No Borders Italian Jazz Festival (August). The National Exhibition of white truffles and agri-food products(late October-early November).
Treat yourself to a relaxing holiday in contact with nature, very close to the natural and cultural beauties of the territory.