DISCOVERING THE GREEN HEART OF ITALY
Umbria is a territory full of enchanting places, surrounded by nature and medieval villages. Let's go discover them together.
The highest peaks of the Umbrian-Marche Apennines do not exceed 1500 meters. The plains are therefore very limited and are generally determined by the river valleys: the Val Tiberina which runs through the region from north to south in the western part and the Umbrian valley in the eastern part. Unmistakable features of this landscape are the various regional parks, the numerous spas, and the Marmore Falls, a variety of morphological and landscape features that characterize this region with its various shades of green, and it is not by chance that it is called the "green heart of Italy" . A protected and protected environmental heritage.
Perugia is the capital of Umbria . Things to see inside there are so many because it is the real cultural heart of the region . The square of the Fontana Maggiore, the Palazzo dei Priori, the cathedral of San Lorenzo are unmissable monuments , as are the rich museums that tell the Etruscan and medieval past of the city.
Beautiful for the elegance of the lines, harmony of the forms and high quality of the decoration , the fountain was realized between 1278 and 1280. Since its origin, the project of this great source, to be placed in the square, it was accompanied by the aqueduct project that would bring water to the city directly from Monte Pacciano.
The Temple of Sant’Angelo , a church with the characteristic circular plan that rises to the north of the city. This is an early Christian building dating back to the 5th century, and which was built on earlier Roman and Etruscan buildings.
The church of San Michele Arcangelo has a central plan construction that develops on two concentric areas, respectively an ambulatory and the area of the presbytery in whose center is the altar. To divide the ambulatory from the area of the presbytery are a series of sixteen Corinthian columns, certainly of reuse, which reminds the Basilica of the Sepulcher as for the Basilica of Santo Stefano (Bologna), the Basilica of San Vitale (Ravenna), the Basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo al Celio, and many other circular churches with central layout.