Fabro is located at the centre of a very interesting area of western Umbria and southern Tuscany, an area rich of historic buildings, old villages and towns, art treasuries, panoramic itineraries.
The local town is equipped with all the necessary services, supermarkets, chemists, bakeries, local boutiques.
In not more than one hour’s drive it’s possible to reach a number of famous sites:
– Città della Pieve (16 km), hometown of Pietro Perugino, a beautiful and lively old town all made of red bricks, perched on top of a panoramic hill (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Città_della_Pieve). At the Città della Pieve Pietro Perugino, Raffaello’s Master, visitors can admire two oil paintings in the Cathedral and a famous fresco of the Nativity in the Oratorio de’ Bianchi (http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adorazione dei Magi di Città della_Pieve). The Corgna and Fargna Palaces are splendid examples of the architecture of XVI and XVII centuries.
– Orvieto (29 km), a medieval town built over an Etruscan centre on top of a butte of volcanic tuff stone. Its narrow streets and tuff stone houses preserve the original atmosphere of a medieval centre. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orvieto The Duomo Gothic façade is one of the great masterpieces of the Late Middle Ages; in its interior the San Brizio Chapel, recently restored and brought back to its original splendour, is famous for the frescos of Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli and Luca Signorelli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orvieto_Cathedral).
– Perugia (51 km), ancient and famous town of Etruscan origin, is the capital of Umbria https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perugia. Its historic centre is rich of medieval and renaissance palaces and churches such as the Cathedral of S. Lorenzo. The National Gallery of Umbrian Middle Ages Art, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and Renaissance includes works by Duccio, Piero della Francesca, Beato Angelico, Perugino). The large parking centres connected to the centre by means of mini-tube and escalators make its easier to visit and enjoy.
– Montepulciano (42 km), is a Medieval and Renaissance town, very rich in palaces and churches (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montepulciano). It’s now a very animated centre and a renowned touristic attraction. Outside its walls, the famous church of S. Biagio by A. Sangallo is a pure example of Renaissance architecture (Madonna di San Biagio)
– Pienza (51 km), is the hometown of the Pope Pius II, who rebuilt the town in a few years (1459-1462) over the old village of Corsignano (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pienza). This small town is famous for its Cathedral and or some splendid palaces of the XVth century. In 1996 UNESCO declared Pienza a World Heritage Site together with it’s the entire valley (Val d’Orcia), a beautiful panorama which can be admired from Pienza walls, which was included among the World Cultural Landscapes.
At small distance from Fabro there are some small old villages that are worth visiting for their preserved ancient structure and characteristic rural atmosphere. Among them to mention just a few Parrano (8 km), Monteleone d’Orvieto (8 km), San Casciano dei Bagni (22 km).
On the road for Parrano, at only 4 km from Podere Marone, there is a spring of warm thermal water, which has been recently conveyed to a small pool, where is possible to bathe. This site, which is known as “Tane del Diavolo”, is also intriguing for it’s underground caves that were inhabited in prehistoric times.
A well-organized centre for thermal baths is located at San Casciano dei Bagni.