PERUGIA – Great plaza is the fulcrum of the life of the suburb umbro. In the marvelous monumental complex, now IV Novembre Plaza, the Prior Building, the Cathedral and the greatest Fountain converge, the symbol of the city, considered at all not the most beautiful and famous of the Middle Ages. Realized in the XIII century as stings terminal of the aqueduct of Mountain Pacciano, the fountain shows off well 85 faces and 61 graven animals. Water gushes out from an amphora magistrally supported by three Nymphs (or theological virtue), group bronzy work of Robeo. Originally, on their heads four griffons were affixed, always in bronze, for every cardinal point what time they are exposed to the National Gallery of Umbria. To visit the arc Etrusco, the Fortress Paolina, the College of the change, also by the Perugino that he/she worked two years in the sumptuous House of the hearing.
TODI is castled on a hill that to dominate the underlying lowland, in which the Tevere flows.
Plaza of the People, in his/her lengthened form and closed by the monumental volumes of the Public Buildings and the Cathedral, it is among the most unusual town realizations umbre. On the place where already the Hole Romano saw put the representative buildings they are contrasted, with suggestive effect, the group of the secular buildings, the Prior Building, Building of the Podestà and the Building of the Captain of the People, to the religious complex, formed by the Cathedral and back from the Episcopalian Building. The Temple you/they can be admired him Saint Maria of the Consolation, the Temple of St. Fortunate..
ASSISI lengthens on the slopes of the Subasio Mountain above the lowland where the Topino and the Chiascio flow. Although can boast an origin of Roman epoch, the actual aspect in Assisi, so much of the buildings how much of the urban fabric, you/he/she has surely been determined by the development medioevale. More ancient nucleus of the town is protected from a defensive apparatus constituted from eight doors of access strengthened and from a long surrounded building, still in good state of maintenance, that makes head to two castles: the Greatest Fortress and the Smaller Fortress.
Buildings of cult of so great importance are the Basilica of St. Francis, the Basilica of Saint Chiara, the Church of St. Pietro and The Cathedral, devoted St. Rufino that maintains unchanged to the patron a splendid façade with sculptures and reliefs. On the Plaza of the Commune in Assisi, sets on the ancient area of the hole, we find the 1337 Prior Building, the thirteenth-century Building of the Captain of the People and the temple of Minerva. In the proximities they are visitable the tied up places to the life of St. Francis as the hermitage of the Jails, absorbed in a dense wood of oaks and lecci on the slopes of the Subasio and the Convent of St. Damiano, risen around the oratory in which the tradition wants that the Crucifix has talked to the Saint. In the lowland, finally, the imposing Basilica of Saint Maria of the Angels has been built on project of the Alessi between 1569 and 1679 to protect the Chapel of the Porziuncola, the poor man meeting of the first Franciscan monks.
The demonstrations, that animate the heart in Assisi within the year and they allow the visitors to know better history and tradition of it, are so many and variegated. To beginning of May there is Calendimaggio, a rievocazione of the medieval life with so much of competitions among the two factions of the city. Part than Above and Part of Under. processions, theatrical shows, music, popular dances and exhibitions of the sbandieratoris. On June 22 is the time of the Party of the Vote, that he/she remembers the hunting party of the Saracens from Assisi to work of Saint Chiara, and at the end of August the Palio of St. Rufino disputes him, that the time when Assisi was divided in terzieri and it proposes parades and shows of sbandieratori, drummers and balestrieri takes back instead. In September they develop him the Ride of Satriano, with the jockeys in custom of epoch and the International Festival for the Peace, while the rotten biennal exhibition for the peace Perugia-Assisi develops him between September and October. But the autumn has above all in Serb the Party of St. Francis, celebrated the 3 and 4 of October, with solemn religious and civil ceremonies in honor of the saint patron of Italy.
SPELLO The territory of I Skin it distinguishes him for a succession of hilly terrazzamenti covered by olive-groves. Not by chance, that of I Skin it is not only one of the most beautiful Suburbs in Italy, but ago also part of the association National City of the oil as manufacturing of a famous oil extravergine of olive. The run to the discovery of I Skin it is able’ to have beginning from the Roman Boundaries, in which it is possible to admire the ancient doors, going up again to the The sec. to. Christ: Venus brings, Porta Urbica, on the Street Rome, and Door to Console, on the Plaza of the Market. The Town Building of I Skin it is known for the rescritto of Costantino (333-337 ds.C) that you/he/she is preserved here. To his inside, the Building entertains the academy Costantiniana, the notarial file, the I File Historical, the Room of the Zuccaris, the Room Emilio Greco and the Library Town Ancient Fund, furnished with furniture work of Venetian artisan teachers. One of the most known demonstrations and attended of I Skin it is the flowered one of I Skin or Flowered of the Corpus Domini. The demonstration develops him in fact every year in concomitance with the Procession of the Corpus Domini. The streets of the center are decorated of flowers and pictures of sacred art, representing scenes of the Old and New Will, composed with petals of flowers that form carpets of long flowers up to 1500 meters. They also cover the whole road crossed by the religious Procession. From 5 to 8 December of every year, the appointment is with traditional shows and tastings that you/they see the share of 9 different signatures of producers to the Bench of taste of the gold of I Skin near the Building Of the Taste. You tie to this demonstration they are a lot of other initiatives: in the more taverns typical of the suburb the contest develops him organized from the Italian academy of the Kitchen, while 10 folk wagons prepared of agricultural wagons or “branches” they recall the Party of the Benfinita. In the historical center a tree of olivo is reconstructed to which products are hung typical of the territory, from the meats to the cheeses and the fruit.
SPOLETO city’ vivacious from the point of view cultural and rich of historical-artistic testimonies, besides belonging to the association National City of the Wine and to be one of the Cities of the oil. Walking for the historical center can be dipped us in the atmosphere of the Roman empire visiting the Theater Romano or crossing the arc of Druso and Germanic. In center the beautiful Roman House can be visited. Poi il Duomo, Palazzo Comunale. Then the Cathedral, Town Building. To visit the sources of the Clitunno the Bridge of the Towers. To see the buildings of cult, particularly the Cathedral or Cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta, the church of Saint Eufemia of the XII century. The cultural and folk appointments are innumerable. The Festival of the two Worlds. In August Spoleto Estate develops him instead, with so many cultural appointments and of diversion, while the winter is theater of suggestive celebrations what the mercatinis and numerous concerts, both to theater and for the plazas of the city. The gourmets will appreciate Wines in the World, a demonstration that takes place in the ancient wine cellars of Spoleto, but also the gastronomic review “typical Spoleto”, with the stands of the products of the territory and so many tastings proposed by the places of the place in the first ten of November.
ORVIETO The city lives in symbiosis with the cliff of tufo on which is built (to 325 meters s.l.m.) and it is a notable example of integration between natural environment and work of the man. Sometimes, the awareness of this relationship between nature and architecture is explicit: this happens, for instance, in the registration he/she waits for on the famous Well of St. Patrician that recites: “Quod nature munimento inviderat industry adiecit” clarifying note, that “what the nature had denied for the defense – in this case the water – it added him/it the human activity”. To the visitor, an ideal run is evoked and suggested by the two statues of Bonifacio VIII set on the extreme doors of the city: Porta Soliana, from which the Pope entered, and Great Door, from which doors. Orvieto preserves in the museums important finds etruschi recovered in the city and in the territory. The Necropolises of Cannicella and the Crucifix of the Tufo, under the cliff orvietanas, complete the image of the last city etrusca destroyed from Rome. The more representative public buildings. the Town Building, the Building of the Captain of the People, the Cathedral and the Seven Building. To visit near Orvieto, a little out of town: the Necropolis etrusca of the Crucifix of the Tufo, with room graves from the You to the III century before Christ; the abbey of the saints Severe and Martyrdom, reconstructed in the century XII from the Benedictines, with severe environments, a beautiful Romanesque bell tower dodecagonale and a magnificent landscape. The most solemn party is that of the Corpus Domini, besides the religious functions and to the exposure of the relic there is a historical procession rievocativo with 400 showing up. The Party of the palombella, for Pentecoste. It consists of doing “to fly” a dove, tied up to one it will radiate crackling of fire crackers on a steel cable, from the church of St. Francis in the Cathedral. The dove is given to the first couple of bridegrooms of that day. The party goes up again to the 1300. regional review of the wines of Umbria, with demonstrations enogastronomiche, in June.
TERNI They call her “the Persons’ in love City” for the presence of the bare ones of St. Valentine, that was bishop of it. Today’s Terni is a modern and vital center with interesting monuments, stimulating cultural appointments and a good university pole. Among the more important historical buildings there is the Cathedral of Saint Maria Assunta. To also see the church of St. Francis of the XIII century, in Gothic style, with the apse and the bell tower realized by Angel by Orvieto. There is then the famous Basilica of St. Valentine, of ancient origins, situated in the beautiful mean of an area cemetery Christian in honor of the bishop Valentino. Just the falls of the Marmores represent the more beautiful and more famous naturalistic site near Terni. Hydraulic work of Roman origin of the III century. To brief distance there is also the lake of Piediluco, set among sweets hills, and the Valserra and the area of the Martani Mountains are of the true heavens for the one who loves to spend outside a few times.
LAGO TRASIMENO a mirror of great water 128 km2s, encircled from the surrounding country that winds him/it as if the slopes of an amphitheater natural fact of low hills and cultivated fields. Deserving of a visit they are also the three islets that rise from the waters of the lake: the island Polvese, declared scientific-didactic park; the Greatest island, with his/her paths that are unraveled through a sharp pain vegetation made of ulivi, lecci, pines, cypresses and poplars; the Smaller island, covered it also by a sharp pain vegetation and lived by a great and numerous colony of sea crows. In the zone of the Lake Trasimeno is present a big number of picturesque countries and ancient suburbs as Castiglione on the Lake: built on a rocky promontory, an ideal zone to practise activity what windsurf and aquatic ski, and its monuments represent a sort of historical run through Middle Ages and Renaissance. Or as Passignano on the Trasimeno, an ancient suburb still encircled by his/her medieval boundaries, where the church of the Madonna of the Miracles is found. among the suburbs to be seen on the Lake Trasimeno, there is also City of the Parish, abandoned on his/her hill from which it enjoys him some sight of the whole surrounding area.
BETTONA The historical center strikes for the harmony of the buildings risen between 300 and the 600.
The principal plazas are: It places Cavour and Garibaldi Plaza and the most important historical buildings I am: the Church of St. Crispolto, patron of Bettona; the Convent of Sant’Onofrio; the Town Building; the Buildings Biancalana and Baglioni; the Building of the Podestà center of the Pinacoteca Comunale that it entertains pictorial works of the Perugino, Gift Gifts, Tiberio in Assisi and so many others; the Church of Saint Maria Maggiore with works of the Perugino, Nicolò Alunno and a fresco of Gerardo Dettori (1942); the Church of the oratory of Sant’Andrea; the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate; Door of Saint Caterina. Among the appointments more attended there is the International Festival of the Horse and the Feast of the Sport, the first halves July, with gastronomic stand to disposition of the most demanding palates, musical concerts, evenings dancing and equestrian competitions to national and international level. From the end of July a first week of August the protagonist of the party becomes the goose roast, on the occasion of the Feast of the goose Roast. To greet the summer that goes is the September demonstration Tuttinfesta, with music, good food and shows of various type to the insignia of the joy.
GUBBIO Abandoned to the strata of the Ingino Mountain, Gubbio is among the most ancient cities in Umbria, marvelously preserved in the centuries and rich of monuments that testify his glorious past. Events and demonstrations to Gubbio: not to have lost since 7 December up to the Epiphany the magnificent one I Plant with trees of Christmas of Gubbio, the greatest of the world considering that possesses a height of 650 meters! The most typical demonstration is that of the Run of the Candles, it annually takes place on May 15, eve of the party of Sant’Ubaldo, patron of the city. The candles are three “cars” of wood tall around seven meters, that have in top the statues of S. Ubaldo (the masons’ patron), of St. George (dealers) and Sant’Antonio abbot (farmers). The Palio of the crossbow – you takes place on last Sundays of May. And a competition in medieval customs, with two prizes, the “Palio” to the winner, the “Rate” (target) to the second and a historical procession. Among the other demonstrations that enrich the cultural offer of Gubbio we signal: Gubbio Summer Festival (between July and August), Other chocolate, review enogastronomia (October), Islands, musical review Gubbio (July-September), Gubbio No Borders Italian Jazz Festival (August). The Show National Market of the white hypocrite and the sour-alimentary (end October-beginning November) products.
CANNARA Besides the characteristic historical center of medieval origin, to Cannara we can admire: the Church of St. Biagio, built in the XIII century, it is in Gothic style and preserve numerous rests of frescos; the Church of the Good Death, in which a copy preserves him, very revered, of the Madonna of Loreto; the Church of S. Matteo, built in the XIV century, preserve to its inside numerous works of art, among which a Trittico of Noccolò of Liberator. A very famous demonstration is the Procession of the Christ Morto, that develops him during the Week Saint and it is a dramatic ceremony of medieval origin, characterized by the transit of a joined Crucifix of the sec. XV. Another rite is the Rinchinata, he takes place during the afternoon of Easter, it is a rievocazione of great suggestion.. The flowered one of the Corpus Domini that you/he/she is realized the night before this recurrence and it has as subject the streets of the center that are covered by a floral carpet on which the following day the procession unties him with the Sacrament. Another party is that of the wine (between July and August) that develops him to Collemancio and the famous Party of the Onion (half September) to Cannara: the characteristic plazas of the country become centers of music, dance and a small market where onion the to serve as queen.
DERUTA And’ for antonomasia the city of the ceramics of Umbria. A flourishing and rich craftsmanship for a long time of ideas, it is possible to visit as shops and factories with every kind of work in ceramics, from the 1200 sketches to our days.
Famous it is the Sanctuary of the Madonna of the Baths, a 1600 chiesetta with a lot of believers and flood of ex-vote that obviously they are all in ceramics and it certainly deserves a visit.
FOLIGNO The visit to the country is of particular interest, they are able in fact to observe the marvelous Cathedral, that was realized in the XII century in Romanesque style and to whose inside some important frescos are found, the Building Pretorio, the Building Trinci, ancient residence of the family that dominated the city, the Town Building and finally the Building Orfini. Among the religious buildings that rise in the city umbra we remember the Church of Saint Caterina, built in 1200, the Church of Saint Maria in Campis, important because built in one of the four cardinal points of Foligno, the Church of St. Nicolò, that guards an important representing painting the crowning of the Madonna and the ancient Collegiate of St. Savior, built finally between the XI and the XII century. The most important appointments in the city of Foligno are the Merry-go-round of the Quintana that has two annual editions, the Merry-go-round of the Challenge and that some Revenge (the third weekend of June and the second weekend of September) and that he/she sees to face him 10 neighborhoods. The Merry-go-rounds are anticipated by a Historical Procession of over 600 showing up. From some years the corporate body Jousts it also proposes the Baroque Carnival, historical reconstruction of the first challenges in the native (February) period. Other event, connected to the historical period of the Quintana, is the Festival Segni Barocchi that, from 1981, it proposes music, theater, cinema, shows to the search of the ‘signs’ of the Baroque one in every time and place (end August – September).
More youth, was born in 1999, but already very appreciated, the Festival of the First ones of Italy, gastronomic event devoted to the First Dishes. Great chefs, manufacturing, experienced, critical reunited to celebrate the queen of the Italian table: the pasta. They are over 120 the historical abodes of Foligno that maintain unchanged the original architectures, the greatest part embellished by valuable pictorial cycles. The initiative Party in Building intends to celebrate this patrimony favoring the meeting with the various artistic expressions: the music, the literature, the architecture, etc. (January-April).
Every two years (in the equal years), Humourfest returns, the international review of the graphic humor that involves numerous artists from the whole world.