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A weekend in Umbria, the grean heart of Italy, between villages and nature is ideal in this upcoming season.
A weekend in Umbria is ideal since it is a region easily reachable both from the North and from the South and is the right destination to relax in the nature and in the villages of medieval origin.
For your visits you can stay in Rivotorto, at the farmhouse “Il casale di Monica” completely surrounded by a big green lawn, with swimming pool and pet friendly.
From Rivotorto, Assisi and Santa Maria degli Angeli are about 5 km. Do not miss Giotto’s frescoes, which tell the life of the Saint, admirable in the Basilica of San Francesco. Assisi is a very mystical and spiritual city, full of very famous churches including that of Santa Chiara and San Rufino.
Do not leave before walking along the maze of picturesque and well cared for alleys. To taste the tasty dishes you can stop at the restaurant “La Lanterna” for the excellent penne of Norcia, based on truffles and the famous Norcia sausage.
Another suggestive destination for your weekend in Umbria is Perugia, the Umbrian capital of Etruscan origin.
As soon as you pass the escalators leading to the historic center, you will already be able to appreciate the Rocca Paolina, a papal fortress which can be visited in the basement. Stroll along the Vannucci course and reach the Piazza IV Novembre’s fountain realized by Nicola and Giovanni Pisano. Visit the Gothic Cathedral and Palazzo dei Priori, a jewel of the municipal age.
Perugia in the chapel of San Severo preserves an admirable fresco by Raphael and by Perugino depicting the Trinity. In addition, the city magnificently preserves the defensive walls of medieval origin and the well of the Etruscan era, a great engineering work of the III century b.C.
Finally, during your weekend in Umbria, reach Spello, a village of artists and art galleries. Do not miss the frescoes by Pinturicchio in the Baglioni chapel and take a tour to admire glimpses and alleys. Before resuming your daily commitments, give yourself a weekend in Umbria dedicated to good food, art and spirituality.
photos taken by Chiara Piscitelli
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