Known as "The City of Tufa", Orvieto is a charming town to visit in a few hours or on a longer stay to explore enchanting nearby locations. Follow our guide to discover what to see in and around Orvieto! Orvieto is an Umbrian city in the province of Terni, a small town perched on a tufa cliff from which it dominates the entire valley below with the Paglia and Chiani rivers, in the southeastern part of Umbria, bordering on upper Lazio (province of Viterbo) and lower Tuscany (provinces of Grosseto and Siena). Orvieto's elevated position, once strategic for a natural defense of the city, makes it a natural terrace overlooking the Umbrian countryside dotted with vineyards and olive groves. Visiting Orvieto is the desire of thousands of foreign tourists who wish to admire one of the most beautiful places in Italy, where they can have unforgettable cultural and exploratory experiences, as well as taste some of the most renowned food and wine specialties. Table of Contents What to see in Orvieto Visiting Orvieto and its surroundings What to do in Orvieto Local food and wine Events in Orvieto How to get to Orvieto If you're thinking of spending a few days in Orvieto, you might want to know more about it, some interesting facts that can make your visit easier. For example, the best times to come to these parts are definitely autumn and spring. Even during the holiday season it could be a destination to discover because of the temperate climate. Certainly, knowing the top sights in and around Orvieto is essential for a focused visit without unnecessary wandering. Our convenient guide offers the best attractions in the town, including the historic center which can be explored in just one day. Those who want to spend
Known as “The City of Tufa”, Orvieto is a charming town to visit in a few hours or on a longer stay to explore enchanting
Todi is a city rich in history, culture and architectural beauty. Follow me in this article and discover all the fantastic things to see in Todi in a day or more! Todi is a charming medieval town located in Umbria, a region in central Italy known for its beauty, with charming villages, art cities, rural landscapes, sanctuaries, lakes, parks and archaeological sites. This area also boasts a favorable climate as well as food and wine rich in genuine flavors. So if you're planning a weekend getaway or vacation in Umbria, Todi is a must-see. This town, in the province of Perugia halfway between Spoleto and Orvieto, is surrounded by rolling hills and offers breathtaking views of the Tiber Valley. The village is known for its ancient charm; there is even a legend about its origin. Its history is fascinating, and what makes this place so famous is a combination of interesting elements. It was founded by the Romans and owes its name to "Tutere", an Etruscan deity, hence the name of the inhabitants of Todi: "Todeschi". Here, in fact, you can admire traces of this past such as: Roman cisterns, Etruscan remains and medieval buildings, all immersed in a "slow" atmosphere that will make you feel out of time. Also, one of the most famous figures born in Todi is Jacopo de Benedetti, known as Frà Jacopone da Todi, a 13th-century friar and poet. Table of Contents What to see in Todi in a day What to do in Todi? Local food and wine Top events How to get to and visit Todi Todi has received the honor of being named the "most livable city in the world", according to research by the University of Kentucky. A place so serene, so much so that the famous director
Todi is a city rich in history, culture and architectural beauty. Follow me in this article and discover all the fantastic things to see in
In this itinerary I will show you where to go and what to visit in Umbria in 3 days, including villages, cities of art, exceptional food and wine! Umbria, also known as the "green heart of Italy," is one of the most beloved regions in our country, allowing travelers from all over the world to organize day tours or longer trips suitable for all tastes to discover important art cities such as Perugia, Spoleto, Assisi, and Norcia, capable of evoking unique atmospheres.This splendid region, thanks to its strategic location in the center of Italy, offers enchanting villages, stunning landscapes, hills, mountains, national parks, lakes such as Lake Trasimeno and Lake Piediluco, as well as incredible food and wine and an artistic heritage to be discovered in any season of the year! Table of Contents What to see in Umbria in 3 days What to do in Umbria? Local food & wine Top events How to get to Umbria During the winter months, Assisi and Perugia are often destinations for tourists looking for a spiritual journey. For outdoor enthusiasts, the best months are the summer months, from June to September, when rainfall is practically absent, and you can discover the region in complete tranquility. If you prefer to explore its cities and monuments, the perfect period is spring and autumn when the cities are not yet crowded with tourists, and you won't have to encounter long and annoying lines to see the main attractions and museums. The surprises don't end here... In the Umbria region, you will find enchanting places recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their cultural and natural importance. For culture, "Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco, the Temple of Clitumnus, and the Basilica of San Salvatore" have been declared World Heritage Sites, while
In this itinerary I will show you where to go and what to visit in Umbria in 3 days, including villages, cities of art, exceptional
Here is a gastronomic guide to discover what to eat in Gubbio, the characteristic Umbrian village immersed in nature and rich in local specialities, history and culture. Don’t miss it! Situated in the province of Perugia, in the north-eastern part of Umbria, Gubbio is a historic Italian municipality that lies in the hills of the nearby Apennines. The foundation of this ancient village dates back to Roman times, and over the years, it has been the scene of numerous historical events. In addition to being a well-known religious and tourist destination, Gubbio is also popular for its wine and food tourism, due to the numerous dishes and typical products of traditional Umbrian cuisine. The cuisine, just like the city, has very ancient origins, and has been influenced by the various peoples (such as Romans, Longobards and the Papal State) and cultures that have succeeded one another over the years. These, by integrating their culinary customs, have created a long and varied gastronomic tradition. The cuisine of Gubbio is characterised by strong but tasty flavours reminiscent of the woods and countryside surrounding the town. It is based on simple and genuine ingredients, such as olive oil, meat from pastures, game, vegetables, mushrooms and truffles, typical of the local countryside. Some of these products are also much appreciated by visitors as souvenirs to take home, most of all olive oil, truffles and sausages. Let us not forget that Gubbio and the surrounding area are also famous for their mineral waters: Umbria is in fact rich in springs from which quality waters flow. These waters are sold in supermarkets all over Italy. Lastly, to reassure wine-loving readers, Gubbio also offers a wide variety of refined and high-quality wines, especially red and dessert wines, which pairs perfectly with the typical dishes of Umbrian
Here is a gastronomic guide to discover what to eat in Gubbio, the characteristic Umbrian village immersed in nature and rich in local specialities, history
Here is a detailed guide on what to see in Perugia and its surroundings. Explore one of Italy's most beautiful art cities and enchanting nearby villages. Together with Tuscany, Umbria is one of the most popular regions in Italy. Its history, art, traditions, nature and good food attract tourists in search of culture, beauty, excitement and moments of leisure. If you come around here, you can discover wonderful places, taste local dishes, and enjoy natural landscapes. In this guide you will find a complete itinerary on what to see in Perugia and its surroundings at any time of year, with a preference for the seasons of spring and autumn, with a temperate climate and fewer tourists. Near Perugia you can visit other historical villages, surrounded by woods, perched on promontories overlooking expanses of hills, vineyards and olive groves. Some of these are UNESCO sites, such as Assisi, the Basilica of San Salvatore in Spoleto or the Temple of Clitumnus in Campello, to name but a few. 🧳 Travel and savour Perugia, with Italia Delight! The Umbrian territory has also become famous on the small and big screen. Many films and dramas have been shot in the medieval villages of central Italy. Let us mention just a few: in Todi some scenes of the film directed by Nino Manfredi "Between Miracles" (1971). Between Gubbio, Terni and Castelluccio di Norcia, scenes were shot for the film "Brother Sun, Sister Moon", by Franco Zeffirelli (1972). In Assisi, "The Hawks and the Sparrows" (1966), by Pier Paolo Pasolini. There would be many more to remember, but let us move on to other artistic (and culinary) forms of which Umbria can be proud. In a humble grocery store in Perugia, in the early 1900s, the great fashion designer Luisa Spagnoli gave birth
Here is a detailed guide on what to see in Perugia and its surroundings. Explore one of Italy’s most beautiful art cities and enchanting nearby
Here is what to see in Foligno, one of the most fascinating towns in Umbria. We will guide you to discover squares, monuments, events and natural oases. We will also recommend the genuine gastronomic specialities not to be missed. We are in the heart of verdant Umbria, in the province of Perugia, in one of the most evocative villages for its rich artistic, historical and cultural heritage. Not to mention the food and wine specialities... Foligno breathes in the quietness of the countryside, preserving traces of a fascinating past. Its historical centre, the old town, is surrounded by medieval walls lapped by the Topino river, beyond which you can discover the ancient heart of the town with its beautiful squares and most important monuments. It was here that the Umbrians first settled, in the 10th century B.C., then the Romans and, after them, the Barbarians. Disputed between the Church and the Papacy, a battleground between the Guelphs and Ghibellines in the late Middle Ages, Foligno was already seen as 'lu centru de lu munnu' in those days. Yes, you got it right, according to legend and the local culture that took shape from it, we are right in the centre of the world. Foligno is thus known for its central position in our peninsula, once considered the centre of Europe and the Mediterranean. Whether or not it is the navel of the world, there is no doubt that the small medieval town is at the centre of its Umbria. 🧳 Does Umbria fascinate you? Discover it with Italia Delight! And we will now talk about what to see in Foligno, starting from its characteristic old town! 👇 Visiting Foligno in a day The Foligno to see is all gathered in its historic
Here is what to see in Foligno, one of the most fascinating towns in Umbria. We will guide you to discover squares, monuments, events and
Let’s discover Assisi and its immense heritage! At the foot of Mount Subasio, contemplation is at home within the walls of Assisi. This beautiful medieval town is known for being the birthplace of Italy's two patron saints, St Francis and St Clare. It is evident how the influence of the Franciscan order has shaped the architecture and life of the village, which already had ancient origins at the time when the Romans worshipped their pagan gods. Visiting Assisi often means making a pilgrimage driven by the need for forgiveness. Yet, this aspect does not exclude admiration for the beauty of art and what it wants to express. Giotto knew this and it was in Assisi that he began his career, putting his name alongside those of Cimabue, Simone Martini or Pietro Lorenzetti. The frescoes and the immense work of these artists have made the Basilica of St Francis and Assisi a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Assisi has been the setting for both recent and distant films, such as the set of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who directed Totò in the film “Uccellacci e uccellini” in 1966. More recent filming turns to the skill of Pupi Avati, with Sergio Castellitto playing Boccaccio in the film “Dante”. There is art, therefore, but also food and wine, high quality craftsmanship and a vast territory with charming villages you could fall in love with, such as Perugia, Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco, Deruta and Rasiglia. Precisely for this reason, the itinerary that you will read below will take you to discover the best things to see in Assisi in one day, and then discover Assisi attractions and the events not to miss. But first I'll tell you how to get there... 🧳 Does Umbria fascinate you? Check out all the food & wine experiences!
Let’s discover Assisi and its immense heritage! At the foot of Mount Subasio, contemplation is at home within the walls of Assisi. This beautiful
Let's discover together what to see and do in Gubbio, Umbria's most evocative medieval town. Ancient soul and pure beauty, here is what to visit in Gubbio for a journey through time! We find ourselves in the heart of Italy, among the most welcoming hills of Umbria, where tranquillity inspires the soul. Here, even before the Roman domination, stood the Etruscan centre Ikuvium, whose citizens, according to Pliny, were among the first Italians. Today, like a precious jewel, the limestone architecture of Gubbio adorns the slopes of Mount Igino, giving it the epithet “the grey city”. But is Gubbio really a city without colour? To find out, all you have to do is attend the Corsa dei Ceri on 15 May to admire the colours of its most traditional medieval festival! It is a city of devotion and saints, shrouded in the mysticism of the miraculous encounter between St Francis of Assisi and the wolf, which took place near the church of the “Vittorina”. Because of its particular setting, it was the set of famous films such as Zeffirelli's “Brother Sun, Sister Moon”, or the more recent Don Matteo series. Visiting its churches, getting to know the stories of Gubbio inhabitants, wandering through the alleys embellished over time by the artistic skills of first the Montefeltro and then the Della Rovere families: exploring Gubbio is this and more! It is an open-air art show. “Everyone here lives in art, consciously or unconsciously”, quoting Guido Piovene, fascinated by the magnificence of this place. Even the supreme poet Dante dedicated some verses of the Divine Comedy to the miniaturist Oderisi da Gubbio, a native of the place. Table of Contents What to visit in Gubbio in one day 10 things to see in Gubbio What to do in
Let’s discover together what to see and do in Gubbio, Umbria’s most evocative medieval town. Ancient soul and pure beauty, here is what to visit
Are you in Umbria and wondering where to start your tour? I'm here to help you! Follow me and I'll take you to discover what to see and do in Bevagna... You'll be thrilled! Bevagna is a charming village in the Umbrian Valley. It is located in the province of Perugia, a few kilometres from Foligno and is listed among the most beautiful villages in Italy. Its origins are ancient: Mevania, the ancient name for Bevagna, was an important Etruscan and then Roman commercial settlement, favoured by the presence of the Via Flaminia (which passed through the town) and numerous rivers. In fact, the waters of several rivers such as the Clitunno and the Teverone flow into Bevagna. Today, Bevagna looks like a medieval town with imposing walls, narrow streets and alleys, noble palaces, shops, churches and wonderful monuments. Throughout the town you can breathe in the air of this distant era: you will see pointed arches, small windows, cornices, terracotta friezes and many other elements that will take you back to the past. The wonderful town of Bevagna is ideal for a relaxing day trip or even a whole weekend or for a holiday discovering Umbria! It is strategically located halfway between Spoleto and Perugia and very close to other enchanting villages, such as Montefalco, Spello, Rasiglia, Foligno, Assisi and many others that I will tell you about in a moment. Set off and discover the heart of Umbria with Italia Delight Bevagna is a destination that can be visited all year round, but I particularly recommend visiting it in spring/summer or even in autumn, when you will have the opportunity to participate in the grape harvest... An experience not to be missed! I don't know if you are aware of this, but Bevagna is one
Are you in Umbria and wondering where to start your tour? I’m here to help you! Follow me and I’ll take you to discover what
Do you want to visit this wonderful lake, but don't know which things are worth your attention? Follow me and I will help you understand what to see at Lake Trasimeno! Between the green hills of Umbria and the lush valleys of Tuscany lies the wonderful Lake Trasimeno. It is a little-known pleasant place, set in the green and populated by exceptional flora and fauna, making it the ideal place for excursions and cultural visits. This is a lake of tectonic origin in the province of Perugia in Umbria, bordering the Val di Chiana and very close to the Val d'Orcia (declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site), both in Tuscany. It has got a surface area of about 128 km² and is in fact the largest lake in central Italy! The same cannot be said of its depth, which is scarce, suffice it to say that the deepest point barely reaches six metres. The area around the lake has been inhabited since prehistoric times. It was also part of Etruscan territory and during the period of Roman rule was the scene of the Battle of Lake Trasimene, where General Hannibal Barca defeated Roman legionaries in 217 BC. The name of the lake has uncertain origins. There are three hypotheses, one of which is based on a legendary love story. The protagonists are Agilla, a nymph of the lake, and Trasimeno, a prince son of the Etruscan king Tirreno. 🧳 Travel and savour Lake Trasimeno, with Italia Delight! The Trasimeno legend Legend has it that the young nymph with her singing attracted the prince to the centre of the lake and here the two fell in love and shortly afterwards married. But their happiness was short-lived, for while Trasimeno was bathing in the lake, watched by Agilla from
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