Perugia Province


June 9th, 2011 | Perugia Province,Spoleto

Located just a few kilometers from the Valnerina, occupying an impressive hillside position, Spoleto feels very civilized surrounded by a very rural backdrop. Midway between Rome and the late imperial capital Ravenna along the Via Flaminia, Spoleto was one of the few towns able to prosper in the twilight of the empire. Most famous for its famous Festival dei Due Mondi held every summer since 1957, Spoleto is often considered one of Umbria’s most graceful hill-towns. Read More!


June 8th, 2011 | Assisi,Featured

The small town of Assisi is one of the Christian world’s most important pilgrimage sites as it is home of the Basilica di San Francesco. This small town has been an important place of pilgrimage for over 700 years. Perched high on the hill, the cobbled streets of Assisi wind across the hill with spectacular views of the valley below. Read More


January 10th, 2011 | Foligno,Perugia Province

Foligno is one of Umbria’s larger cities that lies in the plain of the river Topino making it one of the few Umbrian towns to be built on flat land. In the past, Foligno was at the crossroads of two important commercial roads, the Via Flaminia and the road from Perugia to Assisi. Unfortunately Foligno was hit by an earthquake in 1997 which did quite a bit of damage to the city, though much of it has now been restored. Foligno is one of Umbria’s most important commercial and manufacturing centers so is often overlooked as a tourist destination. Read More


January 9th, 2011 | Montefalco,Perugia Province

Often nicknamed the balcony of Umbria, Montefalco is famous for its Sagrantino wine and its position high in the hills which allows one views over to Perugia, Assisi and even Spoleto. Although Montefalco today still retains some elements of its Roman origin, the atmosphere of this charming small wine town is very medieval. Although primarily known today for its textiles and wine, this tiny town also produced six saints over the centuries which is reflected in its impressive frescoed churches. Read More


January 8th, 2011 | Perugia Province,Trevi

Trevi is a small picturesque town perched high on a hillside surrounded by olives trees as far as one can see. Most of the town is densely built in a spiral fashion around the hill with many buildings predating the 18th century. From town one can see one of the best views in Umbria, over 50 km to the west and on clear days as far away as Perugia to the north and even Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany. Trevi is well known across Italy for the high quality of its olive oil and holds a wonderful festival every fall in celebration of the olive oil harvest. Read More

Passignano sul Trasimeno

January 8th, 2011 | Passignano,Perugia Province

Passignano is the busiest resort town situated around Lago di Trasimeno. More than a thousand years of art and architecture can be found in this lakeside holiday resort which also offers all kinds of water-sports, tennis, horse-riding, and trekking. The town sits high on its own promontory midway between Cortona and Perugia. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Perugia Province,Spello

Sitting up on a hillside in the shadow of Monte Subasio, between Assisi and Foligno, the pink stoned Spello is a perfect example of one of Umbria’s medieval small towns. Spello was settled under the Umbri, but grew in size under the Romans in the 1st century BC when it was known as Hispellum. Read More

Gualdo Tadino

October 18th, 2010 | Gualdo Tadino,Perugia Province

Just east of Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino is another Umbrian hill-town that occupies the site of ancient Tadinum, a Roman staging post on the Via Flaminia. The town is of both Umbrian and Roman origins, and has endured a tormented history until the 12th century when it was resettled on it’s present site. Today the town which sprawls across the lower slopes of the Apennines mountains is a quiet place best known for it’s ceramics. Gualdo suffered substantially in the 1997 earthquake and has almost been completely restored since then. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Featured,Perugia,Perugia Province

Perugia is the largest city in Umbria, and is the capital of the province of Perugia. The historic center of the city has a medieval feel to it but is actually based on Etruscan plans. Perugia today has a cosmopolitan feel to it compared to other cities in the region and is famous for it’s world class jazz festival, it’s University for Foreigners, and it’s chocolates and pastries. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Gubbio,Perugia Province

Gubbio is one of northern Umbria’s most stunning stone hill towns and stands at the foot of Mount Ingino. It is difficult not to be awed by the stark beauty of this medieval town as you approach by car and see it’s grey limestone buildings built along it’s steep streets that wind up the base of the mountain. Read More

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