Umbria – economical route in the center of Italy

This route in Italy includes introductory and educational walks in Perugia – the capital of the Umbria region, travel to the cities of Assisi, Orvieto and Narni with a visit to churches, museums, landmarks and attractions, familiarizing with local cuisine.

Italy Route – Scheme and Description

Route: Perugia – Assisi – Orvieto – Narni

Duration: 7 days

Arrival: in Rome.

Departure: from Rome.

Make a route:

  • In Perugia – Historical center, Duomo – San Lorenzo Cathedral, Shiri Tower, Prior Tower, Etruscan Gate, Etruscan Well, Rocca Paolina, Churches and Palaces;
  • In Assisi – The medieval fortress Rocca Maggiore, San Rifino Cathedral, Piazza Del Comun (City Square), Minerva Temple, Antique Assisi Museum, San Francesco Basilica, Santa Chiara Basilica, Pinakotek;
  • In Orvieto – Albronos Fortress, San Patricia Well, Duomo, Papal Palace Museums, Etruscan Museum, Torre del Moro, Palazzo Del Captain Del Popolo, Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Soliano;
  • In Narnia – Ancient Roman bridge of Augustus, Duomo, Palazzo Della Comunun, Rocca Albornos, Church of the city.

Why exactly Umbria

Italy is administratively divided into 20 regions. Umbria is located almost in the very center of the Apennine Peninsula between three of them: Lazio, Mark and Tuscany. Simply put, in the mountains and away from the sea.

The main tourist routes in Italy pass around Umbria, I paved my route in Italy here.

The main interest of Italy’s guests is directed to Rome and Riviera Ulysses in Lazio, Florence, Siena and Pisa in Tuscany, Ancona and the Adriatic coast in Mark. Tourism in Umbria is very well developed, but internal. And this is explained by the fact that the popularity of the Umbral neighbors seriously increases prices there and imposes a certain level of service, because the Italians themselves and are going to a beautiful, ancient and not such expensive Umbria.

Here and in fact there is something to watch and what is surprised.

The history of this region is much ancient Rome.

At first, Ubras lived here – the ancient Italian people. Then the Etrusks appeared with their developed civilization and mysterious culture. Then the Romans came.

The cities of Umbria retained almost unchanged their medieval historical centers. They are full of architectural beauties belonging to the period from V to the XIV century. In many of them, traces of Etruscov and Romans have been preserved.

Nature of Umbria is beautiful. The slopes of the mountains are covered with forests and groves, among which lakes and waterfalls are hiding, bright green valleys are divided into fields and land.

Since almost all cities are located on the tops of high hills or mountain plateau, the picture, which opens from the ancient urban walls, fascinates. It seems that in reality it does not happen. Paints here are brighter, the air is cleaner and fresh, the sun is hot shine, but not bitten by. In short, just a fairy tale.

Go

Directly to Perugia from Moscow can not fly.

The airport of the capital of the region, although it is considered international, but works mainly with local airlines and loupes, for example, "Ryanair ;. In any case, you will have to use a complex route.

The easiest thing is to fly to Rome, and already from there get to Perugia. So the route in Italy will begin in Rome.

What to see in Rome, you will learn from this article.

There is no direct flight between Rome and Perugia. You will be able to fly there only through the city deleted from Umbria. For example, through skating in Sicily or Tirana in Albania.

Faster and cheaper to get from Rome to Perugia by train or bus.

One transplant In the Terontol Corton goes to Perugia from 2.5 to 3.5 hours. The ticket costs 11.80 – 13, 45 euros (the price depends on the category of the train). Electric trains go quite often. Schedule, duration of the trip and the exact cost of the ticket can be found on the site TRENITALIA.Com.

Direct bus message is. Use companies ; Liscio ; and ; Flixbus ;. Buses depart from Bus Station from the station Roma Tiburtina. On the way – 2-2.5 hours. Ticket price from 8 to 16 euros. Accurate price can be found on the websites of companies. Prices for tickets differ depending on the time of departure.

Settle down

Of course, housing in Perugia needs to be found in advance.

Since Perugia is not so claimed from foreign tourists as Florence or Rome, the prices for housing here are noticeably lower. And the choice of hotels, hotels b&B, guest houses, apartments and apartments are very wide.

Booking sites.COM and RoomGuru.RU offers a lot of options both in the city center and in the distance from it.

The cost of a single room at the hotel, a hostel, a mini-hotel for a week varies from 19 to 25 thousand rubles. Of course, this is not a five-star hotel, but I assure that you will come here only for sleep.

With rental apartments or rooms in the apartment will help the site airbnb.Ru. Selection of apartments, country houses The site offers a wide, prices will differ quite seriously depending on the location of housing. But it is quite possible to find an acceptable option.

Be sure to remember the early booking system. In my experience I was convinced, and more than once, it works: I found my July stay in Perugia and paid in April.

Room in the apartment right in the historic center of the city cost me for 2300 rubles per day.

The main attractions were quite near. With the transport system of the city, I figured out pretty quickly (I will write about it in a separate section). Four days in Perugia I remember as one solid holiday heart.

In the historic center a lot of hotels. There are modern, specially built, with pools, parking. There are those that are located in ancient buildings.

Before booking, read the reviews, see all the information about the hotel who interested you, especially if it is from the second category. Specify the sizes of the rooms where the windows come out, is there an elevator, and if there is, what size is it, how things are with Wi-Fi, air conditioning and heating devices. The main thing is to find out whether it is easy to find a hotel. These nuances are important, not to consider them means the ability to sneak the rest and impressions of the fabulous city.

City Transport and Planning Perugia

If you are going to arrive in Perugia by train, remember that in the city and its suburbs several stations.

All names are double – for example, Perugia Santa Anna or Perugia University. You need a central station, Wearing only the city name. From the city center, the Central Railway Station is removed a few kilometers, it is located in a modern area. The route bus route from the station to the center will be held on the road resembling a mountain serpentine, although on the way you will break 15-20 minutes.

Bus stop is located before leaving the station building. The final stop of the routes – Piazza Italia. This can be said, the main entrance to the historic center. The ticket costs 1.50 euros. You can buy a ticket in the shops ; Tabaccheria ;, in automatic cash desks or driver.

Faster and much more interesting to get to the city center on Minimetro. This is a three-kilometer transport line of trails on the cable car. It consists of seven stations that associate different areas of Perugia with the historical center. Passed paths over urban quarters. Carriages are controlled automatically, without a driver. Ride very quickly. Coming out of the station building, turn left and go straight. Literally in a couple of minutes you will stand in front of the station ; fontivegge ;. Ticket for 1.50 euros you can buy at the checkout machine. Pursuing a ticket to the turnstile, you will pass to the car.

Need to go station ; CUPA ;, it is one stop, and in time – 5-7 minutes. With the help of the same ticket, again passing it through the turnstile, you will leave the station to the street. Left will be the turn of the road. Hold the right side of the sidewalk and go straight from the exit from the station. Meters after 20-30 Turn the right: before you will be an escalator. This is another kind of urban transport, by the way, free. Two or three "mobile stairs", as they are called them here and you upstairs. Shifting a little on the medieval streets, following the signs, you will go to Piazza IV Novembre – the main square of Perugia.

There is another route option.

Coming from the minometro station, turn left and move along the road, following its turns. It will most conveniently hold the left side of the track. After 15 minutes of the way to the left you will see an escalator. Close on it. Escalator passes through Rocca Paolina, One of the main urban attractions. In the end, you will find yourself right on Piazza Italia.

Be sure to buy a map of Perugia. Without it, at first it will be quite difficult to navigate in the intricacies of Peruginsky streets.

Days 1-3

Boldly give to the study of Perugia three days. May be, and you do not have enough.

Perugia is a city-quest.

Of such a number of divergent up and down streets, high arches, streets-bridges over other streets, descents, lifting, park areas and viewing sites in one city you are unlikely somewhere else.

The first day will definitely leave you for acquaintance with the surrounding space, on his development and comprehension. To this city we must get used to.

At first glance, there is nothing special.

A medieval city consisting of high stone buildings, between which the narrow lasies run away somewhere down the street. Walls of houses seem to squeeze these ducts and migrate them into the stone of the mountain. Or vice versa – the street runs away from behind the corner of the house from somewhere on top.

Degree Street Streets is quite serious.

Quite often, the blocking of these streets crosses the stone lines, some kind of steps. For centuries, these stones have become smooth, millions of feet polished a blocking to shine. Everywhere between houses high arches, they are concerned about the losses. The feeling of a stone bag does not leave.

But as soon as you get out of open space, let’s say, it will be for the fortress wall, Perugia will appear in front of you very in other paints.

Panorama of the city is very beautiful. Among the mountains in the valley, the bell tower and the domes of churches, multicolored houses, the buildings of palaces and monasteries are praying. How this picture looks at sunset, you just need to see.

Be sure to walk out Via Dell’acquedotto – Aqueduka Street.

You can go to it if you start go down Via Appia. This street is probably seen among the photos of Perugia on the Internet. She descends from under the large arch of the house leaving Piazza Morlacchi and Piazza Cavallotti. These two small areas are located so close to each other, which is practically merged into one.

From the passage between the squares you can go to Etruscan Wall.

And if Ot Piazza Cavallotti Commit to right by Via Baldeschi, You will find the desired arch and the street.

This street is interesting in that, firstly, it is wide, you can go freely, secondly, the descent will allow you to track all the changes in architectural styles and eras, and there are quite a few in Perugia, thirdly, the panorama, which opens when descent, just fascinates.

The main thing is that meters after 50 after Via Appia came out from under the arch, it crosses a long narrow structure, a kind of long bridge, which passes over the streets and between houses. That’s what it is Via Dell’acquedotto.

In fact, this is an ancient aqueduct, according to which water was going to the main city fountain on the central square.

Width of the Aqueduct Street allows you to freely go along it together. In one place, it crosses Via Ariodante Fabretti, after which the aqueduct street turns into a staircase and changes the name on Via del Fagiano. This staircase will lead you to Monastery San Benedetto. Next to him are two more monastery: Holy dove and santa katerina. One walk, and impressions and knowledge about Perugia will be much.

To talk about the beauties of Perugia can be infinite, but it’s better to see everything with your own eyes. Therefore, I just list those attractions, to pass by which you can not, and you will make your own route. Let Perugia open to you the way you yourself want.

Piazza IV Novembre

Square of the Fourth of November – Main Square of the capital of Umbria. Be sure to enable these places to your route in Italy. From the main attractions here it is necessary to celebrate Duomo – San Lorenzo Cathedral, Maggiore Fountain and Palazzo Dei Prori – Palace of Prior.

Duomo

San Lorenzo Cathedral goes to the square with its left wing. Gothic construction of the XIV-XV centuries remained underestimated outwardly, the left wing is decorated with Braco Fortubrcho loggia and monument to Pope Roman Julia III. Inside the cathedral perfectly decorated in the style of Baroque. There are wonderful stained glass windows, many works of artists, wood cutters and stones, jewelers. Relics stored in San Lorenzo include the power of some Roman pontiffs, a glass crucifixion and a ring of Virgin Mary.

Maggiore Fountain

Built in the late XIII century in honor of the end of the construction of the most aqueduct, in which today you can walk over Perugtryzh. The fountain consists of two cups decorated with bas-reliefs on biblical topics, allegory scenes on the themes of the time of the year. Cold Fountain Bronze Trio Nymph – Mercy, Faith and Hope.

Palace Privoriv

Was built for two centuries (XIII-XV) and became the residence of the city council. Over the main portal, the figures of the griffin and a lion are banging – a sign of the city affiliation to the party of the Guelf, the supporters of the papal authorities.

Today in the palace there are halls National Gallery Umbria – a colossal art museum. In the collection of work Masters Middle Ages and Renaissance: Nikola and Giovanni Pisano, Beato Angeliko and others.

The main pearl collection is considered to be the works of the famous Perugino, a native of these places.

Opening hours:

  • daily, except Monday, from 8:30 to 19:30
  • From April to October, the Museum works and on Mondays from 12:00 to 19:30

Ticket costs 8 euros.

College Affairs Cambio

Following the Palace of Prigors, the College Building of Cambio Affairs is a place where the exchange of currency in the old days. There was a hall of the guild meeting changed. This hall is decorated with excellent perugal frescoes. Residents of the city believe that this hall is inferior to beauty and artistic significance, perhaps, only Rafael Museums from the Vatican Museums.

Opening hours:

  • Daily from 9:00 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 17:30
  • On Sundays and Festive Days – until 13:00

Login – 4.50 euros.

From the square of the fourth of November goes Corso Vanucci – Vanucci Avenue, which is poured into Piazza Italia – Square Italy. Walking on Vanuchchi Avenue, you will see many ancient buildings and palaces, reaching the end of the avenue, will be on Italy’s square. In the section on city transport, I mentioned urban escalators, one of which passes through Rocca Paolina.

Rocca Paolina

Construction for Perugia symbolic and complete drama. Erected in the XVI century. Once on the place of it there were churches, monasteries, hospitals and palaces of members of the clan family of Baloni, which ruled Perugia.

In 1540, "Salt War" broke out when Pavel III Farneza introduced a tax on salt. Baloni family by that time managed to repeatedly cognizing the holy throne. A better reason for pacifying not only the rebellion, but also an objectionable ruler of a free city was not to find. Riot brutally suppressed. The domination of Baloni and the status of a free city was put an end. On the spot of Baloni Pope palaces ordered to build a fortress.

For the construction demolished the whole quarter. Architect Antonio da Sangallo, might say, closed the foundations of palaces in the foundation of the fortress. He managed to save Porta Marzia – Etruscan gates that were disassembled, moved a few meters and collected again. A huge fortress was built in just three years. Today from Rocca Paolina remains not so much. The hated fortress began to disassemble from the end of the XVIII century.

Nowadays, the Escalator is laid through Rocca Polan. In high vaulted corridors, museum and exhibition expositions are located, souvenir shops and shops. Yes, and just stroll through the maze of corridors is very tempting.

If you cross the area of ​​Italy from Vanuchchi Avenue to the left, bypass the government building, you will come out On the viewing platform. From there the view of the Perukah opens simply crazy, it is one of the most beautiful viewing sites in our route in Italy.

Etruscan arch

It is impossible not to go through the Etruscan arch. This huge structure was erected in the III century to N.NS., In the first century BC.NS. The arch was renovated by the Romans, giving her the name of the emperor of August. The arch is built out of large raw travertine blocks, two trapezoid towers protect the facade with the entrance. This design sweels in front of you on the 11-meter height.

In front of the Etruscan arch, a small Piazza Braccio Fortebraccio is located on which the facade comes Palazzo Galenga. This is the University of Peruginsky for foreigners. If you turn from the Etruscan arch right, then by Via Battisti you will pass along the Etruscan Wall and again enter the historical center to Piazza Morlacchi and Piazza Cavallotti. Not far from these two squares, literally a pair-triple of descents and several turns, on Via Dei Priori from the XIII century, the Torre Degli Sciri.

Tower Shiri

This tower is the only surviving from 70 medieval Bashes Perugia. Say that from her upper terrace panorama of the city looks amazing – say nothing. Just climb around the screw staircase and see.

Tower has its own schedule. For example, in September it is open daily from 10:30 to 12:30, on Sunday – from 18:00 to 20:00. It’s easier to find the tower and clarify the schedule on the spot. It varies depending on the time of year and different urban and national holidays.

Walking in the center of Perugia, you will somehow return to the central square. Go duomo; On the other side of the cathedral lies Piazza Danti, Next to her is another ancient landmark – Etruscan Well (Pozzo Etrusco).

Etruscan well

This well Etruscan struck in the rock in the III century BC.NS. He collected water for the needs of the city from underground sources and served as a water tank. Today for 3 euros you can go down into it and admire the construction art of ancient civilization.

Etruscan Well Opened:

  • From April to mid-July – Monday: from 10:00 to 13:30, on the other days from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 18:00
  • From mid-July to September 16 – daily from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 18:00
  • From September 17 to October – Monday: from 10:00 to 13:30, on the other days from 10:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 18:00
  • From November to March – daily, except Monday, from 11:00 to 13:30 and from 14:30 to 17:00

National Archaeological Museum of Umbria

If you are interested in antiquity, you just need to visit the National Archaeological Museum. It is located in the former monastery of San Domenico. The halls present the artifacts of the periods of Paleolithic and Eneolyt, in the collection of a rich Etruscan Assembly, whose pearl is considered "Chippo Di Perugia" – a stone with the longest Etruscan inscription.

Museum address: Piazza Giordano Bruno, 10.

Working hours: Daily from 8:30 am to 19:30 (on Mondays from 10:00).

Ticket costs 5 euros.

Yes, and the Basilica San Domenico itself and standing near her Basilica San Pietro visit.

Gothic Basil San Domenico

The Grand Construction, the pride of Umbria, is built in the XIV century on the site of a simple church. It was later destroyed and restored in the XVII century already with the elements of Baroque. Inside you will see excellent stained glass windows, paintings of the ceilings, the tombs of several dads Roman. The decoration of the cathedral is strictly and solemnly. The inner courtyard of the Basilica should be the temple itself – strict, spacious and beautiful.

Basilica is open:

from 7:00 to 12:00 and from 16:00 to 19:00.

Free admission.

Basilica San Pietro

The complex offers a sightseeing tour for all sectors with lunch or dinner. Take part in the tour can be sent by appointment. The group includes a maximum of 25 people.

The ticket costs – 30 euros per person (Power included).

Visits to the complex are held:

  • with 11:00 to 13:00 With the subsequent lunch
  • with 17:00 to 19:00 followed by dinner

Basilica is not beautiful, but luxurious. It is beautiful as a carved box. It was drawn up the best artists of Umbria, among which Perugino.

Her story goes in the distant X century. Since then, the church grew, wounded, decorated, in the end, turned into a kind of religious and art museum.

House-Museum "Palazzo Sorbello"

Is very close to Duomo and Etruscane Well. In the five halls of Palazzo, you will see the interiors of the XVIII century, a library, homemade utensils, a collection of porcelain from the family collection Sorbello, Marquis Burbon.

House Museum works: From Monday to Saturday from 10:30 to 14:00.

Ticket – 4 euros.

Excursions with a guide are arranged on a separate schedule. It needs to be recognized on the site: Casamuseosorbello.ORG (section ; ORARI ;).

Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts

The collection has a large number of copies of various, including well-known, sculptures, many painting, graphics.

The museum is open: From Friday to Sunday from 11:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.

Login – 4 euros.

Perhaps to list on the signs of Perugia’s meaning no. Better navigate. I will add only that every year in July in the city passes Festival "Umbria Jazz". This is a completely incredible musical event that turns an ancient peugid into an absolutely fabulous place. Among the stone walls, the sounds of live jazz are carried out over the tiled roofs in the evening sky – the sensations do not pass.

Now it is time to meet other cities of Umbria.

Assisi

We will continue our route in Italy in Assisi.

At some point in the stay in Assisi, there is a feeling that everything around, if not subordinate, it is somehow connected with the holy. This also applies to souvenir products: for example, herbs or flavors of St. Francis.

Umbria - economical route in the center of Italy

The history of Assisi, in fact, has almost three thousand years. From a small Etruscan settlement, Roman Assisium grew, which in the third century of our era became the Christian city, and in the Middle Ages, the cradle of the missionary activity of Francis of the Assisi and his sequence of Holy Clara appeared in the Middle Ages.

Electrics from Perugia goes to Assisi from half an hour. The ticket costs 2.65 Euro. At the station in Assisi, you need to sit on the bus (the stop is located right at the central entrance to the station, a little left). Be to the city you will get in 10 minutes. Bus ticket costs 1.20 Euro. You need to go out at the final stop – Piazza Matteotti. As the bus route runs through the serpentine around the hill, on which the city is located, you will have time to enjoy fabulous species of Assisi walls, bells and high church buildings. In good weather, these kinds are enchanting and make you believe in fairy tales.

From Matteotti Square (if you face the bus on which you arrived) Two streets go deep into. First go on the right – Via Del Comune Vecchio, reaching the intersection with Via Porta Perlici, Turn right, and literally after a minute you will leave for the city gate. Turn left and go up the road, following it all its turns. After 10 minutes, the walls of the older fortress will grow in front of you – Rockka Maggiore.

Rocca Maggiore

The fortress towers here since the XI century. Today you can climb to her tower along the screw staircase, to look at Boynitsa, to visit the halls and rooms where weapons are located, banned, medieval costumes, the objects of the era of the era. Types of Umbral Mountains and Valleys that will open with the top of the Tower, will make it difficult to breathe from delight, and the city of Assisi himself will lie on your palm.

The entrance to the fortress is open:

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  • From November to February from 10:00 to 15:45,
  • In the spring and autumn until 19:00,
  • In the summer months – until 19:30.

Ticket costs 6 euros.

Return to Matteotti Square. Now go on the left street – Via Del Torrione. Soon you will pass through the arch and go down to the court in front of the Duomo – the Cathedral of the Holy Rufin.

Duomo

The exact date of the construction of Duomo can not be called. Someone claims that he stands here from the V century, someone believes that with VIII. In any case, he became the cathedral in the XI century. The cathedral was repeatedly rebuilt. Each era left its mark in the design of the cathedral. Outside it is gothic with romance style traces, inside – Renaissance.

The most, perhaps, interesting is the Museum of the Cathedral, in which you can get, if descend in the crypt. There you will see the ancient stones of the original temple, the place of restoring the Holy Rufin, Bishop Assisi, who turned the city to Christianity, many valuable church utensils, paintings.

The museum is working: Daily from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00.

The ticket costs 3.5 euros.

Going out of the Duomo, you will see three streets. Go on left – Via S. Rufino. She goes pretty cool down and will lead you to the central city square – Piazza del Comnebe. Here you will see a beautiful fountain, Palazzo del Captain del Popolo, Torre del Popolo – both buildings of the XIII century, Palazzo Dei Prori, where today is situated by the municipality, the temple of Minerva I in. N.NS.

Museum ; Il Foro Romano E Il Museo Archeological ;

If you go a little further from the square, you can look at almost underground museum ; Il Foro Romano E Il Museo Archeological ;, where the Assisi of the era of ancient Rome is represented.

Museum opening hours:

  • daily from 10:00 to 17:00 (from November to February),
  • from 10:00 to 18:00 (April, May, September, October),
  • from 10:00 to 19:00 (summer months).

Ticket costs 5 euros.

Follow the street, which goes from the area inland the city. On the way you will see many different buildings of the Middle Ages: Little Palazzo, residential buildings, churches, oratories. Soon, the street will be called the name of San Francesco, be careful – you will see the entrance to the city Pinoakotek.

Pinakotek

In its meeting, beautiful frescoes, among which there are works of Perugino.

Pinakotek works:

  • From April to October from 10:00 to 18:00
  • For the remaining months by appointment

Ticket costs 3 euros.

At the end Via S. FRANCESCO will lead you to the pearl of Assisi – San Francesco Basilica.

Basilica San Francesco

Basilica consists of the upper and lower churches, crypts, the courtyard – the club, where the Museum-Treasury and Souvenir shop is located. The walls of the upper church nave painted with frescoes by Giotto, Cimabue and other great artists of XIII-XIV centuries.

Basilica is open:

  • Upper church from 8:30 to 18:00 (in the winter) and up to 18:50 (in the summer)
  • The lower church and the tomb of St. Francis – from 6:00 to 18:30 (in the winter) and up to 18:50 (in the summer)

Free admission

Orvieto

Before Orvieto need to get a transplant in Terontola-Cortona. Road occupies 40 minutes from one hour to three hours. The time depends on the duration of the transplant. Waiting for another train to Terontola-Cortona longer early in the morning. The ticket costs 7.70 euros.

Directly opposite the exit of the train station in Orvieto stands the funicular station. The ticket costs 1, 20 euros. Upstairs, in the city, you will find yourself on Piazzale Cahen.

While almost nothing around is not to say that you are in one of the oldest cities in Italy, founded by the Etruscans, post and Roman rule, and the frequent change of owners in the early Middle Ages. He was also a free commune, and submitted to the Holy See for a long time. The area is quiet and you men of.

Left of the funicular station tower gate former fortress Albornoz with the remains of fortifications. Here now a city park. Views from towers and offering wonderful: and millet in the frame.

From the square, goes deep into the city Corso CavourProspect Cavour. You will come across churches built in different times, cafes, souvenir shops, but at first the city of his true face not show. It will look quite nice and simple, even a few ordinary. But when you will see over the rooftops of the top Clock tower, when the house will become stricter and more pompous and Prospect of narrow streets suddenly turn into a solid, albeit small avenue, you will realize that Orvieto is not so simple.

Clock tower

Tower, this is called Torre del Moro. She stands there with the XIII century. Watch dials are mounted on each of the four sides of it. While climbing, you will see them from the inside. The fee for the opportunity to climb – 2.80 euros. A lift will take you only up to the second floor, on foot. But the view of Orvieto and the countryside will reward you for all the suffering lift.

Left from the tower lies Via del Duomo. This is one of the most lively and charming streets. There are many restaurants and cafes, shops, souvenir shops and workshops of folk crafts and crafts. Walking on her, you will not notice how you find yourself on Piazza Duomo, which rises beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Duomo

Among the experts, this cathedral is considered to be a masterpiece of Italian Gothic. One can only admire the facade, to look at his mosaics, jewelry, architectural delights, you can spend hours. Right from Duomo stand Papal palaces, in which museums are located today. You can choose to visit something one, but by purchasing for 10 Euro Single Ticket, to visit Duomo, in the treasury Duomo, in the Soliano Palace, in the Museum of Emilio Greco and in the exhibition hall of the Church of San Agostino.

Ticket price:

  • Duomo ticket costs 4 euros
  • ticket only in papal palaces and San Agostino – 5 euros

Duomo is open:

  • November – February – from 10:00 to 16:30
  • March and October – from 10:00 to 17:30
  • April-September – from 9:30 to 19:00

National Archaeological Museum

Very strongly recommend to go to this museum. It is located in the first palace palace. In several halls of the museum presented the richest Etruscan collection, including the reconstruction of the walls of the Etruscan Tomb, found in necropolis under Orvieto, with fresco residues.

The museum is working: Daily from 8:30 to 19:30.

Ticket – 4 euros.

Returning to the Moro Tower, go along the street to the right from her. In a minute you will go to Piazza Del Popolo – People’s Square. It is towering on it Palazzo del Captain Del Popolo – Beautiful medieval palace of the late XIII century.

Stepping on Cavour Avenue on, you will find yourself on Piazza Della Reppublica With Renaissance Palazzo Comunale and Church of Sant Andrea. This is very beautiful and cozy area.

Go from the square right by Via Filippeschi and Via Malabranca. After 10 minutes you will go to the very outskirts of Orvieto, where it stands above Church of San Jovenale XI century, and not far from herErkov San Agostino, which became the exhibition hall and is among the Museums of Duomo and Papal Palaces. Sculptural images of different saints are styled in San Agostino.

San Patricio Well

Another surprise from Orvieto awaits you to the right of the Funic’s Station. This is a well San Patrician. He breaks through the rock in the XVI century by order of the Pope of Clement VII, who decided to give the city the water supply. Now for 5 euros Anyone can go down to a depth of 62 meters. In the interior walls of the well, the windows are broken, so you can see how you go down and how high the surface of the earth remains. Cashier is located next to the Funicivore Station.

Well service time:

  • November – February from 10:00 to 16:45,
  • March, April, September, October from 9:00 to 18:45
  • May – August from 9:00 to 19:45

Narnia

Town Narni, like the previous cities, lies on the hill. Ride it with a change in Foligno from one and a half to two and a half hours. The ticket costs 6.70 Euro.

Narni – the town is very ancient. At first about three thousand years ago, the ancient umbra founded the settlements here, in IV in. to N.NS. The Romans captured him, in the Middle Ages, it belonged to Pipam Roman, he opposed. Emperor nerve was born in Narni.

The name of this town has picked up a writer to. Lewis call her magic narnine country.

Since ancient times in Narni, there is a bridge of Augustus, his height of about 30 meters.

Duomo

Saint Juvenal Cathedral built in the XII century. The decoration of the cathedral is strictly and solemnly. From jewelry, you can mark beautiful mosaics and frescoes of choirs. Very interesting altar. Jumental. In Kripte there are tombs of St. Jumental and St. Cassian.

Free admission In accordance with the schedule of the Cathedral.

Museum of the city and territory of Palazzo Eroli

Archaeological, historical and art museum. In his meeting, the artifacts of the ancient history of Narnia, the period of the Middle Ages, there are altar work Girlandiao.

The museum is open:

  • April – June – daily, except Monday, from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 18:00
  • July – August – Monday: from 11:00 to 16:30, from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:30 to 18:30
  • September – daily from 10:00 to 18:00
  • October – March – Friday, Saturday, Sunday: from 10:30 to 13:00 and from 15:30 to 18:00

Entrance ticket – 5 euros.

V Church of San Francesco XIII century I recommend to watch frescoes. They paint all the walls of the church.

In the small Narni, several churches are all built in the Middle Ages. V Church of Santa Maria Impensol, In addition to the frescoes, it is possible to admire the carved stone ornament over the entrance, the elements of the former buildings are preserved.

Narni is good for walking on medieval streets that have kept their appearance from the times of their foundation.

Beautiful Piazza Dei Priori – Prior area – with the eponymous fountain, Palazzo Dei Prori and the city tower. These buildings belong to the XIII-XIV centuries.

The restaurants and cafes will help to plunge into the atmosphere of the Middle Ages.

Kitchen Umbria

Umbral cuisine is characterized by simplicity and sophistication. Walking around the cities, driving through the Umbrian land, you will see this nature and make sure that in such edges, the tables should simply break away from the disgrace donated to the generosity of this land.

Meat dishes, dice and poultry dishes are popular here, which is added black or white truffle. Umbral cheeses canceled. As a garnish, they love to serve bean dishes.

Popular varieties of wines – Colli Altotiberini Bianco, Colli Del Trasimeno Bianco, Torgiano Rosso Riserva, Sagrantino Di Montefalco, Montefalco Rosso.

Epilogue

Week in Umbria will fly almost unnoticed if you decide to get acquainted with this region, taking advantage of our route. The trip will be rich, you will get a lot of impressions, good mood will be provided for a long time.

After traveling around the cities of Umbria and walks on Perugia, you will calmly sit down to Rome, there will be a reproach to express to the airport and go home. And I am sure that you will be back in Umbria.

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