Assisi (129)

Umbria357 photos

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Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the Tiber River. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is appreciated for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and influence on high culture. The region is characterised by sweet and green hills and historical towns such as Assisi (a UNESCO World Heritage Site associated with St Francis of Assisi, the Basilica of San Francesco and other Franciscan sites, with works by Giotto and Cimabue), Norcia (the hometown of St Benedict), Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Citta di Castello, Orvieto, Cascata delle Marmore, Castiglione del Lago, Passignano sul Trasimeno and other charming towns and small cities.

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Assisi31 photos

Assisi (129)
AssisiUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 4′ 28″ N, 12° 36′ 21″ E

Assisi is a town in the province of Perugia on the western flank of Monte Subasio. It was the birthplace of St Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor[Read more]

Corciano21 photos

Corciano (9)
CorcianoUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 43° 7′ 41″ N, 12° 17′ 15″ E

Corciano is town in the Italian region Umbria, located about 8 km west of Perugia. The earliest traces of human presence (some fragments of flint tools on blades and fragments of vases turned into dough) date back to Neolithic times. The discovery… [Read more]

Foligno25 photos

Foligno (40)
FolignoUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 57′ 22″ N, 12° 42′ 11″ E

Foligno was founded by Umbrians in the pre-Roman period (probably 8th century BC). It was conquered by the Romans after the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC, receiving the name of Fulginiae from the ancient cult of the goddess Fulginia. Foligno[Read more]

La Scarzuola12 photos

La Scarzuola (3)
La ScarzuolaUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 53′ 55″ N, 12° 9′ 10″ E

Near the small town of Montegiove are the Franciscan Monastery and the gardens of La Scarzuola. The convent was founded by St Francis in 1218 and is situated in a wooded area. The church has an interesting fresco; it is one of the earliest… [Read more]

Narni18 photos

Abbazia di San Cassiano (37)
NarniUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 31′ 19″ N, 12° 30′ 49″ E

Narni is an ancient hill town at an altitude of 240 m. It overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni. The area around Narni was already inhabited in the Paleolithic and Neolithic Ages, as attested by finds in some of the… [Read more]

Orvieto58 photos

Orvieto (210)
OrvietoUmbria - Italy

Coordinates: 42° 43′ 1″ N, 12° 6′ 46″ E

Orvieto is a city in Province of Terni situated on the flat summit of a large butte of volcanic tuff. The site of the city is among the most dramatic in Europe, rising above the almost-vertical faces of tuff cliffs that are completed by defensive… [Read more]

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Italy14,018 photos

Roman Forum (162)
Roman ForumRome - Lazio - Italy

Italy, officially Repubblica Italiana, is a country located partly on the European Continent and partly on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe and on the two largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia. Italy shares its… [Read more]

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