Excursions in Umbria

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City of Gubbio

The history of Gubbio dates back to before the Roman Empire when, with the name of Ikuvium, it was an important center of the Great Umbria. It is now a center of 35,000 inhabitants, with historical attractions that date back to various periods. The Palazzo dei Consoli of the fourteenth century houses the largest collection of artifacts from the Roman era of Umbria.
May 15 is the most important date on the Gubbio calendar: every year, in fact, the Corsa dei Ceri has been held for centuries with three teams of twenty people each carrying three large wooden statues, giving rise to a competition between the city streets.

Assisi and San Francesco

Located on the slopes of Mount Subasio, it is the city of S. Francesco.
The medieval old town is organized on the ancient Roman routes; on the Piazza del Comune overlook the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, the Palazzo dei Priori and the temple of Minerva.
Famous are the Sacred Franciscan Convent with the Basilica widely frescoed by Giotto, the fourteenth-century church of S. Chiara, the church of S. Maria Maggiore with frescoes by Pinturicchio and the Rocca Maggiore, placed on a hill overlooking the city.
The church of S. Maria degli Angeli preserves in its center the Chapel of the Porziuncola, where the Franciscan order was founded, the chapel of the Transitus which was originally the cell where St. Francis died, and the chapel of the Roseto. kilometer away you can visit the Franciscan hermitage of the Carceri erected by San Bernardino da Siena in the fifteenth century.

Perugia Etruscan city

The city, already around the middle of the 11th century, was organized, administratively, into five districts or villages, named by their respective medieval gates, corresponding to those originating from the Etruscan-Roman period: Porta Sole, Porta Sant'Angelo, Porta Santa Susanna, Porta Eburnea, Porta San Pietro.
The progressive urban expansion, already from the XIII century, determined the protrusion of the villages out of the doors towards the countryside, developing a star-shaped structure, configured on ancient roads, along the slopes of the hill.

Lake Trasimeno

Lake Trasimeno is the largest body of water in peninsular Italy, the fourth largest in all of Italy. It is of fluvial origin and perhaps partly tectonic.
Heart-shaped, it covers an area of 128 square kilometers.
Its waters are at most 6m deep, it has low shores, strides, sometimes edged by reeds, surrounded by green hills planted with vines and olive trees, with vegetable plots and destined for industrial plants, rural settlements.
Administratively the area of the Trasimeno is part of Umbria, but culturally and geographically it is both Umbria and Tuscany; it is located in an area where the border between the two regions remains undefined, in the language and in the landscape, as well as in the flavors of cuisine and tradition.

Frasassi Caves

Durata circa 2 ore
Adatto a tutti coloro che hanno superato i 12 anni di età, con poche difficoltà da affrontare, è sicuramente il primo passo da fare per avvicinarsi alla speleologia, caratterizzato da brevi arrampicate, da cunicoli, strettoie e scivoli.
Da prestare attenzione al fondo leggermente sconnesso ed a tratti scivoloso, causa il forte accumulo di fango. Il “fuori percorso” inizia dalla “sala dell’infinito”, ultima del percorso turistico classico, prosegue con la strettoia della “Cannella” per arrivare alle “Quattro sorelle”; una lunga galleria porta alla “sala Finlandia”.
Pronti a sporcarsi!!!

Rome eternal city

Rome, the capital of Italy, was also the historic capital of the Roman Empire and seat of the papacy, thus the heart of Catholic Christianity. Rich in art, history and culture, it is certainly one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The city with the most churches in the world and San Pietro, located within the Vatican City, is the most famous of all.
Inside it preserves the artistic expressions of timeless art protagonists such as Michelangelo and Raphael. The Colosseum is the largest Roman monument and one of the 7 wonders of the world is located in the center of the city. It owes its name to its colossal dimensions and to the presence, in the vicinity of the same, of the Colossus of Nero, a gigantic statue dedicated to the emperor.
And still much more to see such as: Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Navona, the Trevi Fountain, the Imperial Forums, the Pantheon, the Baths of Caracalla are still just some of the possible examples of tourist excellences that can be admired in the Eternal City, so how Rome throughout history has been defined.

Florence the heart of Tuscany

Florence is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Italy and the whole world.
The heart of Florence is represented by Piazza della Signoria which overlooks Palazzo Vecchio, today the seat of the municipality, once the residence of the Medici family, from the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most important and visited museums in the world.
Not far away is the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore with Brunelleschi's famous dome, Giotto's Bell Tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni, and a little further on the historic Ponte Vecchio, which survived the ruins of the Second World War, known today for its his famous shops of goldsmiths and for the romantic view that can be admired there.
The bridge cuts through the Arno, the river that runs through the city and has occupied an important place in the history of Florence as a means of communication between the city and the coast.
Florence is not only art, history and museums, but much more and offers the visitor with the fervor of day life and the liveliness of the night-time unlimited possibilities for fun and entertainment.