Enrico Massetti


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Perhaps it is the evocative nature of the place or a certain enchanted air (we might almost say “mystic”) that you breathe to some extent everywhere, but sooner or later whoever visits Umbria ends up thinking: Saint Francis, that great, gentle, tender and poetic Saint of happiness and meekness could only have been born here in Umbria. In this place of ever-green, happy and radiant nature, in these towns, the concept of “historic center” seems inadequate and reductive, so widespread is the monumental and artistic component in the cities of Umbria. Perugia, for example, the regional capital, to describe it is to lose oneself in the richness, complexity, and magnificence of its architectural and artistic treasures. This guide covers the region of Umbria, in Central Italy, called "the green heart of Italy." In detail, it covers Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spello, Spoleto, Todi.