the birthplace of Perugino whose gathers one of best fresco.
the Franciscan monastery transformed during the '60 in the surreal dream palace of the artist Tomaso Buzzi.
the National Etruscan Museum, the Labyrinth of Porsenna, the Cathedral and the Lake where two military towers of “Beccati Questo” and “Beccati Quello” remember nowadays the rivalry between the 2 regions: Umbria and Tuscany.
(Devil's Dens) adventurous and pleasant excursion route a few steps away from the estate.
its view from distance is one of the finest scenes imaginable, just on the top of a rock of volcanic tufa, its Duomo is one of the most interesting examples of Italian Gothic, well known for the shining of its façade in the sunset.
The curative power of its water became well known during Roman times. Definitely try out its Spa (avoid weekends).
The baths were popular during the Roman era, Augustus being amongst its users.
first application of the Renaissance humanist concept of urban design by
Rossellino hired by Pope Pius II Piccolomini.
standing on its high tufa ridge seems to have been positioned by a painter; its Corso, Piazza Grande and the church of San Biagio are definitely worth a visit.
with steep narrow streets situated on a hillside enriched with magnificent churches, including Santa Maria Nuova by Giorgio Vasari.
where the hot water fill the whole place of the village, one of the most memorable squares in Tuscany, recorded in may movies (Nostalghia by Andrei Tarkovskij). The bad news? no swimming allowed!
medieval city worldwide known for Piazza del Campo, architectural treasure, famous for hosting the Palio horse race (run on 2nd of July and 16th of august) when 10 Contrade defy each other with horses assigned by lot.
the birthplace of St Francis (born 1182); the greatest artists of the 14th Century as Cimabue, Simone Martini and Giotto have painted frescoes on the walls and ceilings of the Basilica.
its historic centre framed by magnificent mansions is full of cobbled alleys and arched stairways.
the "Legend of the True Cross" by Piero della Francesca, the wooden Crucifix by Cimabue, the Roman Amphitheater, the Church of San Domenico are well worth a visit!
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