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Assisi Umbria LQ


Assisi is situated in province of Perugia, in Umbria, and is located on the northwestern slope of Mount Subasio, in a moderately raised above the northern Valle Umbra. It is known for being the city where they were born, they lived and died in San Francesco, patron saint of Italy, and Santa Chiara. Destination for many tourists,  Basilica of San Francesco di Assisi, is the place that preserves, from 1230, the mortal remains of the saint seraphic. Ordered by Pope Gregorio IX, in 1754 Benedetto XIV he has elevated to the dignity of the Patriarchal Basilica, today “Papal” and Papal Chapel. In 2000, along with other Franciscan sites of the district, the basilica was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. An important place of worship of the historic center of Assisi is also the Basilica of Santa Chiara, built between 1257 and 1265.

Cortona Toscana LQ


Cortona, near Arezzo, is an important cultural and tourist center of the ValdiChiana. Ancient “lucumonia”, part of “Dodecapolis Etruscan”, Cortona is located south of the province of Arezzo and in the southeast region of Tuscany, on the border with Umbria and just a few kilometers from Trasimeno Lake. From its 500 meters high dominates the ValdiChiana, the view reaches the horizon to find the peaks of Mount Amiata and the Trasimeno Lake. The walls surrounding Cortona, the medieval structures and narrow streets are a characteristic feature of the landscape, giving an immersive atmosphere to the entire city. Out of town, at the foot of the hill, are the Meloni I and II of Sodo, Etruscan tumulus tombs of the sixth century BC.

Gubbio Umbria LQ


Gubbio is situated in province of Perugia, Umbria. The surface of the municipality is the largest in the region and the seventh in Italy. It is part of the Mountain Community Alto Chiascio, National Association Trufle Town and  National Association Ceramic Town. The town is particularly famous for its traditional Festa dei Ceri, that takes place on 15 May each year in honor of the patron saint, Sant’Ubaldo. Three heavy wooden machines are brought to the shoulder in a sort of relay race with no winners. The order of the three candles is: the first is sant’Ubaldo, patron of Gubbio , then San Giorgio and Sant’Antonio, and is always the same. Gubbio is also known for the biggest Christmas tree in the world, a spectacle of thousands of lights placed on the mountain, which are lit at Christmas.

Montepulciano Toscana LQ


Montepulciano, Tuscan town in province of Siena, is a common place to 605 meters above sea level, between the ValdiChiana and Val d’Orcia. Of ancient and long history, Montepulciano has origins from the Etruscans. Its fame derives from the wealth of excellent vineyards from which we can obtain the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. One of the most beautiful squares in Italy is Piazza Grande, the monumental center of the city and the highest part of Montepulciano. Here is the beautiful cathedral, in the small open space between the Palazzo dei Nobili Tarugi and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo is the characteristic Pozzo dei Grifi e dei Leoni with Medici coat of arms, and some of the most beautiful buildings of Montepulciano designed by the best architects of Renaissance.

Perugia Umbria LQ


Perugia, capital of Umbria, is a city of art, rich in history and monuments, founded by the Etruscans, is cultural center of the region, a tourist destination and university. One of the main monuments of the city and the entire medieval sculpture is the Fontana Maggiore, built in 1275-1278 and placed in the main square of the city. The largest and most monumental of the gates of the old city is the Etruscan Arch, where a round arch is engraved with “Augusta Perusia”. Built between 1540 and 1543 by Pope Paul III, the Rocca Paolina is definitely one of the most important buildings of the city, until 1860, was the symbol of papal power on the ancient town. Today the Rocca Paolina is crossed by a route of escalators that connect Piazza Partigiani to Piazza Italia, in the center of the city.

Siena Toscana LQ


Siena is a Tuscan city known for its historical, artistic, landscape and for its medieval urban layout, its historic center has been awarded by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1995 Siena it is also famous for the Palio , a race of horses ridden bareback, between different districts of Siena that monopolizes the attention of the city for several days. The event is extremely important for the city, is the expression of the ancient and rooted Sienese tradition. In the town the seat of the Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, founded in 1472 and thus the oldest bank in business as well as the longest in the world.


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