The unmissable villages for a holiday in Umbria

The unmissable villages for a holiday in Umbria

 

Umbria is rich in history and traditions. Its landscape is dotted with many small medieval villages that climb into the hills. These villages are authentic canvases that contain precious artistic treasures. Besides of course Assisi, famous for the churches of St. Francis and Santa Chiara and a place of continuous pilgrimages, these are the unmissable ones: Corciano, which is part of the association of the most beautiful villages in Italy. The old town, enclosed by walls, has several monuments and ancient palaces.

Bevagna, a pretty town in the province of Perugia, which has one of the best preserved historical centers in the region. This is another medieval jewel of Umbria.

In Spello there are numerous works of Roman and Renaissance times, in addition to noble buildings, the Augustan walls, the Roman amphitheater and many churches rich in precious treasures.

Gubbio, with its Consoli Palace, now home to the civic museum, the church of San Francesco, which according to tradition is the church that welcomed the Saint after his abandonment of the paternal home.

Todi, located on the top of a 411 meter high hill overlooking the valley of the Tiber, with its three-tiered wall, of Etruscan, Roman and Medieval origin, the historic center of the people’s square, the Duomo, one of the most important churches in Umbria, the priory palace, the captain’s palace, the palace of the people, the fortress, cisterns and caves of the subsoil of Todi.

Spoleto with the cathedral, the basilica of San Salvatore, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Temple on Clitunno, also a UNESCO heritage site, the Albornoziana fortress, the Callicola palace, which houses The Museum of Modern Art of the City, the Museum of the Fabric, the Archaeological Museum and the Roman Theater, the Menotti House which houses the Documentation Center of the Festival of the Two Worlds, and finally the Tower Bridge, a symbol of the city.