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Vacation accommodations in Umbria

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Eremo delle Carceri

Eremo delle Carceri

The Eremo (Hermitage) delle Carceri is a refuge located not far from Assisi in a steep forest gorge on the slopes of Monte Subasio, at 791 m (2,595 ft) above sea level. The name Carceri comes from the Latin carceres, meaning “isolated places” or “prisons”.

Timeshares and fractional ownership in Tuscany

Borgo di Vagli Tuscany holiday village

Fractional ownership of a vacation apartment is similar to a timesharebut with more flexibility and better equity. Borgo di Vagli fractional ownership club near Cortona on the Tuscan-Umbrian border provides access to luxury accommodation in a restored mediaeval village at a fraction of the price of owning and maintaining your own residence in Tuscany.

Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (Arrone)

Church of St John the Baptist at Arrone in Umbria

The Church of St John the Baptist at Arrone in UmbriaThe Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista at the castle of Arrone in Umbria Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista in Arrone (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); In addition to the major artistic and historical sights of Umbria, there are a number of exquisite gems that can [...]

From Spoleto to Orvieto – an Umbrian Renaissance art itinerary

Pintoricchio Dispute with the Doctors Spello

The journey begins with a visit to the Duomo (cathedral) of Spoleto. Although this structure, which dates from the 13 C, is predominantly Romanesque, its majestic portico is the result of alterations made during the Renaissance period. Inside, a cycle of frescoes by Filippo Lippi and a Madonna and Saints by Pinturicchio can be seen.

Attending Mass in the Basilica of St. Benedict in Norcia

Benedictine monks taste their beer

St. Benedict (San Benedetto) enjoys a very special place in the life of Norcia (Nursia, in Roman times), where he was born, probably in about the year 480, reaching manhood as the remnants of the Roman Empire slid into chaos. During the subsequent Dark Age, monasteries were often the main focal points of culture, learning, spiritual zeal and readiness for social action, in contrast to the agitated sea of barbarism that surrounded them on all sides.

Panicale

Panicale

Panicale is a charming, mostly mediaeval, walled town about 6 km from Lake Trasimeno over which it offers a splendid view. The islands of the lake are sharply visible on a clear day. The few streets form concentric ovals that lead to the main piazza, Piazza Grande, which is the location of a fine 15 C fountain.

Spoleto

Ponte delle Torri at Spoleto

Spoleto is well worth a visit both on account of its wonderful location on the slopes of the Apennines and for it Roman, mediaeval and Renaissance art and architecture. The history of Spoleto is long and illustrious and this is reflected in its art and architecture.

Carsulae

Carsulae Via Flaminia

Carsulae is a quite well-preserved Roman city located in the Umbria countryside. Although not as spectacular as Pompeii and Herculaneum, Carsulae does nevertheless provide a readily comprehensible example of Roman city planning, with some of the major features of a Roman provincial city clearly visible.

Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve Umbria

Città della Pieve in Umbria overlooks the Val di Chiana towards the western frontier of Umbria, about 20 km south of Lake Trasimeno and 8 km from Chiusi in Tuscany. Città della Pieve is more a town than a city and is an attractive, compact locality.