Umbria: small region, big emotions
The heart of the Bel Paese could only be represented by Umbria, a small region able to arouse great emotions for the way it manages to interpret art in its most diverse forms.
Assisi, Perugia, Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio, Norcia… medieval villages of disarming beauty where you can admire majestic Christian places of worship surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and be pampered by outstanding Made in Italy eno-gastronomic proposals.
Five senses for experiencing each art form
So here is our selection of the must-visit places in what is known as the “Land of Saint Francis”. Tune in to all your senses and come go with us.
• Assisi: the medieval hamlet that was the home of Saint Francis and Saint Clare is one of the places most visited by pilgrims and tourists in Umbria. The view of the stronghold on which the Basilica of Saint Francis rises and visiting the Saint’s remains are unique and exciting moments.
• Giotto’s frescoes: Once more in Assisi, what is known as the Upper Basilica houses a wonderful cycle of 28 frescoes by Giotto, called the “Stories of Saint Francis”. The life of the Saint immortalized by the Master’s skills can only leave you speechless.
• The House of Chocolate: a delicious diversion awaits you instead in Perugia. The Historical Museum of Perugina, with the adjoining factory which absolutely must be visited, becomes an exquisite opportunity in which to fire up the senses of touch, taste and smell. A masterpiece of culinary art, as well as an undisputed culinary delight Made in Italy.
• The Festival of the Two Worlds: More art, this time to listen to and enjoy in freedom. Spoleto is the stage of this captivating festival which attracts artists from the world over. Here, in a triumph of art forms, performances of prose, opera, dance, oratory, music, cinema, marionette puppetry and painting alternate in continuation.
• The blooming of the Castelluccio lentil: the flowers that bloom in the boundless fields in Valnerina near Castelluccio di Norcia are a true work of natural art. A one-of-a-kind colour palette which, between spring and summer, offers a unique painting of poppies, daisies, cornflowers and lentil flowers.