Umbria

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Assisi
Assisi (129)

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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Assisi

Assisi
Assisi (1)
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…

Corciano

Corciano
Corciano (1)
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…

Foligno

Foligno
Foligno (1)
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…

La Scarzuola

La Scarzuola
La Scarzuola (1)
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…

Narni

Narni
Narni (1)
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…

Orvieto

Orvieto
Orvieto (2)
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…

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