Umbria awaits you!
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It’s defined as the “Green Heart of Italy” for its geographic location and environmental characteristics. It isn’t a coastal region yet it has a lot of water.Nature and parks, cities rich in art and culture, international events and excellent food will make your stay truly unforgettable.
Farmers patiently sculpted the landscape ploughing and planting olive groves and vineyards for the production of fine oils and wines. Today they are the symbol of this region.
Visit Umbria and fall in love with its rare beauty!
Orvieto is rich of history, art, culture and ancient traditions.
This area is home to one of the most beautiful churches in Italy, as well as Etruscan artefacts in the underground areas of Orvieto and in the many necropolises. Orvieto’s art and cultural heritage is one of the richest in Italy. The Cathedral is one of the most majestic creations in Italian architecture. Its magnificent gothic facade is decorated with mosaics and bas-reliefs, and has a splendid rose window by Orcagna. Among the many works inside is a masterpiece of Italian painting of the 1400-1500s: the fresco cycle by Fra’ Angelico and Luca Signorelli in the San Brizio Chapel.
The town’s most representative civic buildings include: Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo del Popolo, Palazzo dei Sette and two towers Torre del Moro and Torre di Maurizio. Palazzo Faina, home of the Archeological and Civic Museum; Palazzo dei Papi , Emilio Greco Museum and the Luigi Mancinelli Municipal Theater. A unique visit is that of St. Patrick’s Well. The well is 62 meters deep and has two separate helical staircases that make it possible to go down the well to get water without bumping into those going back up.
Pozzo della Cava incorporated into a system of nine caves that hold a large number of Etruscan, medieval and renaissance artifacts. Hidden underneath the town lies fascinating underground Orvieto, where an incredible number of artificial caves create an intricate maze of tunnels, cisterns, wells, quarries and cellars. Orvieto is the “Città Slow” capital. The town and surrounding area can boast of a thriving wine and food tradition: the famous Orvieto wine can be enjoyed along the Etruscan-Roman wine route, which includes the entire province of Terni.