Thursday, March 22, 2012

Umbria: a region full of surprises and legends

Map of Umbria

Umbria is one of the smallest and the only landlocked Italian regions between Lazio, Tuscany and Abruzzo.

The region beauty lies in the bond that Umbrians have have had with their rich and glorius past: museums, castles and fortresses, modern and contemporary art, artistic and historical events wait for you in Umbria.
The small cities, fortress and castles are perfectly integrated within the landscape and the countryside, leaving an extraordinary heritage.

Castle of Alviano

One of the most beautiful example is the Castle of Alviano, guardian of the Tiber valley. Built in the late 15th century by the Bartolomeo d'Alviano, it has maintained its majesty over the centuries.

Rocca di Assisi
The Rocca di Assisi, destroyed in 1198, was rebuilt in the 14th century, and the underwent further modifications, without losing its austere appearance. After the latest restoration, the Rocca has been opened to the public hosting cultural and artistic events.

Viw of Spoleto with the Rocca

The huge complex of the Rocca Albornoziana, with the park that extends around it, characterises the city of Spoleto, well re-known for the Festival dei Due Mondi.

Lake Trasimeno

Lake Trasimeno is the biggest lake in the central of Italy. It features the monumental Rocca del Leone that dominates Castiglione del Lago, the Rocca of Isola Polvese, and the Castle of the Knight of Malta at Magione.

Santuario della Madonna del Belvedere

Citta' di Castello is protected by Castello Bufalini, trasformed in the 16th century into a refined noble residence decorated with paintings, including a Madonna by Pinturicchio.

Umbertide's Rocca

At Umbertide rises the magnificent Rocca, the emblem of the city and now a lively cultural centre.

The Valnerina covers the south-eastern area of Umbria, proclaimed by Unesco a World Heritage site. This corner of Umbria is another enjoyable experience.

Umbria is an alternative to your holiday, a place to discover and to enjoy with family and friends!
Soon there will be escorted tours there, so keep in touch!

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