Umbria

Spello
Monday, August 04TH, 2014 by
Spello. Ph. depositphoto.com/clodio   Perched on the southern slope of Mount Subasio, Spello is withouth any doubt one of the most fascinating and peculiar sites in the Umbria region. It extends across the back of the mountain from North to South, climbing down almost until the plain, giving the...
Todi Castle, Todi
Thursday, June 26TH, 2014 by
Todi, Panorama    Todi Castle is located in the town of Todi in the region of Umbria. The castle is also known as Capecchio and is located on top of a hill 10 miles from the town of Todi, close to Terni. The castle was originally built in the year 1100 AD as a watch tower, and...
Calendimaggio
Saturday, May 10TH, 2014 by
  The Festival of Calendimaggio     Calendimaggio: May 8-10 2014   The origins of the festival of Calendimaggio which takes place in Assisi, are to be found among the ancient customs of many different peoples, but especially in the Roman celebrations known as the "Fasti di...
Norcia
Thursday, May 02TH, 2013 by Anna De Filippo
  Piazza San Benedetto with the basilica, Palazzo Comunale and sculpture of San Benedetto da Norcia Ph. depositphoto.com/atesevich   Situated in the region of Umbria, Norcia, is an ideal destination for all those who'd love a holiday combining history, nature and traditional food...
Perugia
Thursday, August 23TH, 2012 by
Perugia     168,187 inhabitants. Right in Umbria, one of the regions in the center of Italy that is becoming a major stop for American tourists, Perugia is a couple of hours drive north of Rome. Perugia is a hill town about 400 meters above sea level and like most cities in central Italy,...
Isola Maggiore, Lake Trasimeno
Wednesday, April 21TH, 2010 by Paolo Nascimbeni
Trasimeno with Isola Maggiore I was fortunate enough to be invited on a trip with an Italian friend. It was autumn and he wanted to show me Isola Maggiore. The island is one of three islands inside Lago Trasimeno, Italy's fourth largest lake situated just inside Umbria close to Tuscany. We parked...
Castello del Leone
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by
Castello del Leone Castello del Leone means the Fortress of Lion in Italian. The castle is located in the town of Castiglione del Lago and had been built by Emperor Frederick II. Castiglione del Lago is located in the Perugia province in the region of Umbria. The town is located on the...
Rocca Maggiore, Assisi
Thursday, January 28TH, 2010 by
A view of the Assisi castle (Rocca Maggiore) The historic city of Assisi is dominated by two large medieval castles. The larger castle is known as Rocca Maggiore which is an imposing bastion that looms over the hill town, intimidating potential invaders. The castle as seen today is mainly the work...
Rocca Paolina, Perugia
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by
View of the city of Perugia   If visiting Perugia be sure to visit Rocca Paolina, which may not be the first castle to be built in the city, but is certainly one of the most important. Built in 1373 after Cardinal Aegidius Albornoz wrested control of Umbria and Tuscia from Pope Innocent VI, it...
Fortezza dell'Albornoz, Orvieto
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by
  Orvieto - Panorama - Photo courtesy of Taoute/Wikimedia   Those visiting the town of Orvieto will find the historical fortress of Fontezza dell'Albornoz on the left side of the Piazza Cahen. The castle was founded by Spanish Cardinal Albornoz, under the orders of Pope Innocent VI and from the...

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