From Spoleto, with a short drive, is possible visiting the whole Umbria: we would like to introduce you some places deserving a visit or -at least- just a stop.
In the immediate surroundings of Spoleto you can visit the holy wood of Monteluco, still intact from roman age and once lived in by hermits, where are visible the digged rocky caves. The Campello Alto castle, with his incredible shape, seen from high is wonderful.
The Clitunno springs, with their incredible transparent water, are always full of black or white swans; here you can see the small Clitunno temple, early Christian and Unesco treasure.
Arriving in Trevi you will remain breathless: the small town is located on the top of a hill and is beautiful from far. You will remain fascinated by the palaces where once lived the richest and noble families of the area; that's why it worths a visit, as well as the Museum of the Olive Cultivation.
Another step to visit Umbria is Montefalco, called "the balcony of Umbria", that overlooks all the valley, to Assisi. The town is also famous for Sagrantino grapes, the linen and the San Francesco museum, with frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli and a wonderful Perugino. The famous Sagrantino and Rosso di Montefalco wines can be tasted in all of the restaurants and wine shops and you can also see the production in the open to visit wineries.
Bevagna, where the main square presents two churches and a Consul palace, is a real gem. Is one of the few flat town in Umbria, with a roman temple and mosaic with marine decoration into a roman spa. Here at end of June takes place the "Gaite market", showing life and arts of ancient medieval trades.
Spello, beautiful village located on a hill, offers to its visitors not only the roman remains and beautiful churches, but also the option of watching some Pinturicchio works. Very famous is the "Infiorata", in occasion of the Corpus Domini, a particular competition filling the streets with coloured artistic drawings made with scented petals
Just half an hour driving from Spoleto, Assisi. Words are not necessary to describe, it is too famous and too beautiful! Not to miss, the San Francesco basilica, lower and upper, with frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue and Lorenzetti, the church of Santa Chiara, the Duomo dedicated to San Rufino and the Rocca Maggiore.
We cannot forget Perugia, with its masterpieces: frescoes of Perugino in Collegio del Cambio, the Fontana Maggiore, il Palazzo dei Priori and Nazional Gallery of Umbria. Known already because of Umbria Jazz, that in summer counts many big of jazz playing, now is famous also for Eurochocolate that in october explores all the chocolate's shades.
Just a bit far away, always less than an hour driving, Rasiglia "a small Venezia": this small village is loved especially from children; here water flows between houses and narrows, extremely limpid.
Trasimeno lake is also diserving a visit, to discover all its green colours! Two are the islands in the lake, and several the villages on its shores.
Wonderful is Gubbio, with many monumental buildings of medieval age. It is known all over the world because of its crazy Ceri race of May 15th, and for the biggest Christmas tree in the world.
Beautiful is also Città di Castello, high Tevere river valley, with its sixteenth-century buildings and its renaissance beauty. Not to miss, the visit at Burri collection, in both locations where is located.
All the Nera river valley is intact nature; here canyoning, rafting, bike excursions, trekking climbing and free climbing is possible, toghether with visiting some small medieval villages up on the hills: Scheggino, Vallo di Nera Cerreto, e Borgo Cerreto, the Ferentillo mummies. The Mounts Sibillini National Park offers surprising views like Castelluccio and Piano Grande where in summer is possible to see the bloom.
Norcia, where San Benedetto was born, European patron saint, is a lovely town famous for its food specialties, with a lot of small shops with typical products such as ham, different pork products, the famous pecorino cheese. Impossible missing a visit to Saint Rita sanctuary, in Cascia. And the natural ending of this journey is marmore falls, 162 meters high and really suggestive with the park.
Moving instead to west, it is impossible missing a visit in the small wonderful Todi, with its Popolo square and the Cathedral, the Priori Palace and the church Santa Maria della Consolazione. Don't even forget also Narni, Amelia and the more famous Orvieto, with its monumental cathedral, the Rocca, the magnificent buildings and the unique Saint Patrick well.