Archive for June, 2011
Terni today does not have much in the way of tourist attractions, although it’s railway line is a major junction, and Terni is the provincial capital of the small Umbrian province with the same name. Terni was heavily bombed by the allies in World War II due to it’s weapons industry and metalworks, and today has very little resemblance to most of the other charming hill towns in Umbria. Surprisingly, Terni was however the birthplace of St. Valentine, who was martyred there in 273 AD. Read More
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!
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
There are many levels of accommodation in Umbria whether you want to experience casual country living in an agriturismo, or spend a more luxurious vacation at an elegant hotel. You can choose a lodging right in the historical center of just about any of Umbria’s famous hill towns, or find a myriad of different types of accommodations in a more secluded and peaceful setting. The lodgings below are listed in alphabetical order. Simply choose the town you would like to stay in, or browse the entire list.