亲亲宝贝1234A beautiful town on the top of the mountain, the evening scenery is so beautiful! The cathedral is very exquisite, and the interior decoration is gorgeous, but it's a pity not to let you take pictures! There happened to be an event held in the church. I watched it for a while. The outside scenery, the blue sky in the evening, accompanied by the sunset, is as beautiful as a picture!
suifeng2019Orvieto Cathedral is also a landmark here, and its architectural style is somewhat similar to that of Siena Church. We went late, the square was empty and the atmosphere suddenly became more solemn.
TodemmyWhen we visited this place is early June and the only colors appear in meadow is green grass and yellow flower. It wasn''t colorful as the picture shown in TA. Maybe July is better time to see the peak of blooming flowers with many colors. However, this plain is surrounded by mountains and hills and field of lentils. We only stop for brief since it doesn''t live up our expectation. If come at the right time, this place is very beautiful.
M40***45The whole town of Assisi is like a fairy tale. Walking in it, you can't help but admire its exquisite beauty. When we entered the church, there were devout people praying, and there were ethereal and distant hymns in our ears, which made people calm down.
小花猫大笨熊The Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli (Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli) was built from 1569 to 1679. It surrounds a small church built in the 9th century and is the most sacred place of the Franciscan Church. The young Saint Francis understood his call and determined to retreat to a life of poverty and found the Franciscans. On April 11, 1909, the church was elevated to the "temple" by Pope Pius X.
In the square in front of the church, people were rubbing petals and plant leaves to paint on the ground.
To enter the church, you have to go through a security check machine, and no backpacks, knives, lighters, etc. are allowed in. The Italian soldiers with guns at the security check are so handsome. I resisted the desire to take photos of 180 times.
The golden statue of the Virgin stands on top of the church, overlooking all beings. Today is Sunday. Many believers in the church are praying. They can only enter the church lightly. Photographs are allowed at the door. Most of the churches are forbidden to take photos.
There is a simple and beautiful retreat room in the middle of the church. Many believers meditate and pray in it. I also stood on the wall for a while and experienced the solemn atmosphere.
There is a paid toilet on the left hand side of the church.
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Spello, nestled on the southern flank of Mount Subasio, between Assisi and Foligno, is part of the club of "The Most Beautiful Villages of Italy" due to its significant environmental, cultural and artistic heritage. The ancient town centre of Umbrian origin, "Hispellum" from the first century BC, was an important Roman town given the title " Splendidissima Colonia Julia". There is important and impressive evidence of the Roman period which coexists beautifully with today's medieval urban appearance. The itinerary for your visit starts in the lower part of the town. You will enter into the heart of the town through the monumental Consular gate (first century BC), given this name because it marked the entrance to the city from Via Flaminia; follow what was once the route of the old uphill road and let yourself be captivated by the coexistence of isolated Roman structures, to your right, and the medieval urbanization that you can admire on the left; continue until you get to the open space that houses the church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
Get lost in the narrow medieval streets adorned with colourful flower-filled balconies, which, on the day of Corpus Christi, are joined by precious carpets of flowers, for the famous Flower Festival of Spello; authentic works of sacred art made with flower petals. Visit the ancient Villa dei Mosaici museum, a Roman villa in the Sant'Anna area, where you can see 360 square metres of mosaic floors that have recently been restored and are dated between the third and early fourth century AC. If you still have some time left we recommend a walk in the gardens of Villa Fidelia park, or a little relaxation in the Spello Franciscan Spa, where you can enjoy the benefits of the sulphur waters that flow in the plain below.
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Assisi is a popular destination for pilgrims. Yet you don’t have to be religious to appreciate the town’s beautiful scenery, spectacular architecture and rich culture. Assisi is also a foodie’s paradise with mouth-watering meat, cheese and fine wine at the heart of town life. Here are the best things to see and do while you’re visiting this Umbrian city.
Located in the heart of Assisi’s Piazza del Commune, the six columns of the ancient Roman temple, the Tempio di Minerva, are impossible to miss. Built during the reign of Augustus in the first century BC, the pagan temple was abandoned when Rome converted to Christianity. Later, it became the headquarters of the Commune of Assisi in 1215. Still standing after 2,000 years, the temple is now home to a church.
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#holidayvacation TUCKED AWAY AMONG THE GREEN hills of Umbria, Rasiglia is a medieval village dating back to the 13th century. While the centuries-old stone homes and buildings appear as though they’re frozen in time, the town is constantly in motion; small streams rush through the village, looping around centuries-old homes and stone buildings.
The streams, fed by the Menotre tributary, weave through the village, forming torrents, basins, and small waterfalls. During the 16th century, they powered the town’s mill, wool and dyeing factory, and wash-houses. After the mill and factories shuttered, many abandoned Rasiglia for the closest city, and only a few residents live in the village today.
Some of the buildings that were abandoned or damaged have been restored, such as the old mill, while others have been converted into homes.
#mynovgetaway Thanks to the enchanting geographical position (on top of a 473 metres hill, among the valleys of Clitunno, Topino and Tevere), Montefalco has been defined "the Umbrian railing". A landmark for hilly landscapes, trekking, biking and outdoor life lovers.
Its name used to be Coccorone during the Middle Ages: according to the legend the toponym derived from its presumed founder, the senator Marco Curione; on the contrary, modern historians think it derived from the Ancient Greek "oros", mount.
Suddenly, between the end of 1249 and 1250, this charming place got the name of Montefalco, probably from one of the hawks (falco, in Italian) of the emperor Frederik Barbarossa, that stayed in Coccorone from the 9th to the 13th of February 1240.
Montefalco is famous for the astonishing frescoes of its churches: this lovely village is indeed one of the essential points of interest for a basic knowledge of the traditional Umbrian painting.
Montefalco is been inhabited from the very ancient times: probable rural 'pago' (one of the rural districts of the Ancient Rome), Montefalco got filled up with patrician Roman villas, of which it remained a vivid memory into the toponymsof: Assegnano, Camiano, Colverano, Rignano, Satriano, Vecciano.
This glorious past is testified by the numerous epigraph and sculptural remains that you will easily find into Museo Comunale, Chiostro di San Fortunato, and so on.
The Medieval buildings overlooking the central square definitely worth a visit, there is also an old part of the village, where time is lost and there are touchable signs of an ancient life: the "voices" of old trades, arts, works...here you will perceive the deep breath of the past mingling the present. Among the rosy ashlar walls, along the tiny alleys outstretched to look the great light over the valley and some vines of Sagrantino you will find the peace you were looking for in your ideal Italian vacation.
#mynovgetaway Moving from Narni, about 10 kilometers from Terni, head towards the Valnerina. You will immediately reach the wonderful Marmore Falls, one of the highest in Europe with a difference in height of 165 meters, was built by the Romans in 271 BC. to reclaim a swampy area near the Nera River. A work of Roman engineering that has become one of the most spectacular naturalistic attractions in Umbria.
If you want to enjoy this phenomenon in all its splendor, you have five different walking routes to see the jumps from multiple perspectives and fully immerse yourself in the naturalistic beauty of the park.
Path no.1 starts from the Educational Directional Center of the Botanical Garden which is located in the hiking area of the lower Belvedere. A square was dedicated to one of the illustrious visitors of the Marmore Falls, Lord Byron, who dedicated some verses to the emotions aroused by the landscape. The route lasts about forty minutes and is quite challenging but it is the only one that leads to the upper part where you can admire the first jump.
Path n.2 is easy and shorter: from the rising roar of the water you will understand for yourself that you are coming near the waterfall. In fact, it is the path that allows you to get closer to the majestic currents for which the emotion increases but also the need to keep your eyes open and be careful not to get wet.
The third trail is the perfect place to look at the canyons carved into the rock by the waters of the Nera River. It goes up to the final panoramic terrace: from there you can see the confluence of the Velino river and the Nera river.
The path n.4, called Pennarossa, is the touristic one par excellence: after this itinerary, look out from the belvedere, the view of three jumps of the waterfall will be impressive.
Finally, the fifth path looks at the views of the Terni basin and the valley of the Nera River that reaches the gorges of Ferentillo: along this route, don't forget to look at one.
Collepino is a village in Umbria, central Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Spello. Geography Collepino is situated on a hill 600m.a.s. at the flank of Monte Subasio on a panoramic road from Spello to Assisi History Collepino can be traced back to the 13th century. The inhabitants were shepherds and woodworkers at the nearby Abbey S. Silvestro. Historic sites Castello di Collepino San Silvestro Abbey (founded in 1025 a.c.), in Romantic style Fonte di S. Silvestro near the abbey.....
Monteleone d'Orvieto is an old medieval village in the north province of Terni. It is located on one of the hills that separate Orvieto from Città della Pieve; from that area you can admire a breathtaking view that sweeps from Tuscany to Lazio. Its ancient origin seems to date back to Etruscan times. During the Middle Ages, Brandetto Castle was built around the year 1052 as a defensive stronghold. Its remains are still visitable today. Monteleone's name seems to be a tribute to Pope Leo IX, who led the Christian Church during that historical period.
Todi is a town in the Umbria region of central Italy containing numerous historical and interesting buildings and monuments.
There is also a great deal of art to enjoy - Todi and the surrounding region have a wealth of art among the richest of Italy partly because this Diocese, in the 18th century, controlled more than 500 churches and still today has works of art of inestimable value.
Church of Saint Mary of Consolation
Church of San Fortunato
Around the Monastery of San Fortunato
Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta
Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo
Almost every year I have chance to visit the plain of Castelluccio di Norcia, a truly magical place located between the regions of Umbria and Marche, in the Sibillini Mountains, Italy. Every July the plain is the stage of an incredible flowering (the "fioritura") of lentils, poppers, daisies, bluebottles, and other flowers. The result is a huge show of colors that draws thousands of people from around Italy and more. Horses and sheep are also a common sight in the plain. In many ways, this place looks so unreal that
you wouldn't think it really exists. The area was hit by a major earthquake in 2016 and the village of Castelluccio has been mostly wiped off, but the fascination of this place remains intact and worth of preservation. #italy #umbria #italytravel #italybeauties #travel #amazingplacetobe #awesomepic