Assisi represents an ensemble of masterpieces of human creative genius, such as the Basilica of San Francesco, which have made it a fundamental reference for art history in Europe and in the world. The interchange of artistic (Giotto and also contains work by Cimabue) and spiritual message of the Franciscan Order has significantly contributed to developments in art and architecture in the world. The Holy City for the Christians, is a destination for those who want to see the places where Saint Francis was born, was active, and where, near the Porziuncola, he died on October 4th, 1226.

Its history goes back to the ninth century BC. Perugia is in the center of Italy and is the capital of the region of Umbria.
Perugia is a very cosmopolitan city and home to two universities. It hosts a world-famous jazz festival, Umbria Jazz, in the summer and its University for Foreigners is a great place to learn Italian. It's a walled city on a hilltop with great views over the valley and has several important monuments and a good central square.
Home to the famous Baci chocolates, is often called the Chocolate City. Perugia also has the world's first hotel dedicated to chocolate, the Hotel di Perugia Etruscan Chocohotel. Of course, Perugia has much more to offer than just chocolate with history going back to the ninth century BC. Today Perugia, the capital of Umbria, is a lively walled hilltown with plenty of modern culture making a good base for central Italy travel.

The Lake Trasimeno is in the centre of one of the most important historical, artistic, and cultural areas of Italy, with a wealth of its own local traditions. The vast majority of ancient and medieval art, most of the Renaissance and Baroque art, are within two-hours travelling distance. All of which are fundamental to modern and contemporary artists. Not to forget archaeological sites of primary importance, unique monuments, historical commemorations, ancient traditions still in practice today and festivals of international importance.

This city was founded by the Etruscans between the Ist and the IInd century BC with the name of Ikuvium nearby Mt Ingino. When the Romans came, the name changed into Iguvium and at the end of the Roman Empire there was the barbaric invasion. During the XI century the city improved its urban development, with palaces, aqueducts and facing the league of the nearby cities. In 1384 the city passed to the power of Montefeltro family of Urbino defeating the Gabrielli family. At the beginning of the XVII century Gubbio was included in the Papal State until it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy (1860).

ORVIETO - The Etruscan Town.


Orvieto is situated on the valley of the Paglia river. It was an important Etruscan centre with the name of "Volsinii Veters". The Etruscans established there also a sacred place for all people of their region Etruria called "Fanum Volumnae". In Roman times it was a prosperous centre for its production of ceramics. It was also dominated by several invasions. In XI-XII century Orvieto became a free common with wonderful buildings like towers, palaces and noble houses. In 1354 it became a city of the Church Estate until 1798. After a brief Napoleonic domination, it was annexed to the Kingdom of Italy in 1860.


Todi is a gracious medieval city with antique origins in the heart of the Umbrian valley halfway between Rome and Florence. It stands upon a hilltop, overlooking the Tevere River. The bustling piazza, where residents do their daily shopping and take their morning coffee, is the hub of the city’s civil, economic, and social life. Filled with open-air cafés and art, antique, and clothing stores, the piazza is a great meeting place for residents and tourists alike. Todi offers the values of family, peace, and comfort. Its society is one of slow rhythms, which allow for reflection and the development of sincere and profound relationships. Todi is the perfect place to study Italian art and culture and to practice speaking Italian every day.


It is known as “The Balcony of Umbria” for its enchanting location: it is, indeed, situated on a nice hill (473 mt.), among the valleys of rivers as Clitunno, Topino and Tevere. The town is worth visiting also because of the frescoes of its churches, essential to know the Umbrian school of painting.

Montefalco is also known for his wines : Sagrantino DOCG or Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG wines are named after the Sagrantino grape from which they are made. Cultivated for centuries on the hills of Umbria, Sagrantino is considered autochthonous. This DOCG makes a major contribution to the reputation the Region of Umbria has earned as producer of fine wines, known and consumed by popes and governors during the Renaissance.


Deruta is the major majolica center by the 16th century, the Umbrian region, especially Deruta, has established itself as a major majolica center.



Rome is one of the most popular travel destinations in Italy and is a living museum of history, is a vibrant and lively city with reminders of its past everywhere. In Rome you will encounter ancient monuments, medieval and Renaissance buildings and fountains, and great museums. Rome is the capital of modern Italy and boasts many fine restaurants and cafes, good nightlife, and lively steets and squares. Although Rome is a huge city, its historic center is small.

The Vatican Museum is the largest museum complex in the world with over 1400 rooms. The Vatican Museum includes the museum, galleries with 3,000 years of art, the Sistine Chapel, and parts of the papal palace. There is an astonishing amount of art, including a room of works by Raphael. The Pinacoteca Vaticana is Rome's best picture gallery with many Renaissance works.
Florence is famous all over the world for its unique beauties.
For many years Florence has been the cradle of culture and art: many of the most famous artists of the Renaissance were born there and thanks to them thousands of tourists choose Florence for their holidays.

The artistic patrimony of Florence is between the more important of the world. Famous Museums in Florence (Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Museum, Museum of the Bargello, Archaeological Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Museum of the Work of the Dome). Large Parks and Gardens in Florence (Park of the Cascine, Garden of Boboli, Garden of the Iris). The Monuments in Florence constitute an artistic complex between the more important to the world: the Baptistry (with the gold doors by the Ghiberti and Andrea Pisano), the Fortezza da Basso, the Giotto Bell Tower, the Hospital of Innocenti. Important Churches in Florence: the Dome (or Santa Maria del Fiore) with the immense cupola of the Brunelleschi and the bell tower of Giotto, Pietà di Michelangelo, the church of Santa Croce, in which we found the rip of Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Alfieri, Foscolo and Rossini, the church of San Lorenzo, the church of Santa Croce, the church of Santa Maria Novella. Florence is rich of great work and Palaces in Florence like the Palazzo Vecchio, the loggia dell'Orcagna, the Spedale degli Innocenti of Brunelleschi, the Palazzi Medici, the Palazzo Pitti and the Uffizi (by the Vasari with the famous Uffizi Gallery), the Ponte Vecchio with the double row of little old shops, from the 1500 exclusive rights of the orafi.

In scenic hill country just 55 kilometres south of Florence this picturesque well-preserved medieval town lies in the right in the middle of the Tuscany wine region. A bitter competitor with Florence for much of its history Siena is a treasure trove of art pageantry and architecture.
Inhabited continuously for over a thousand years, Siena flourished in the Late Middle Ages when the merchant oligarchy known as "the Nine" spent vast sums in order to create the most beautiful and impressive city in Tuscany. The many churches, palaces and military fortifications which survive from this period bear witness to the magnificence and sophistication of Sienese civilization. Most interesting are the wonderful black-and-white Gothic Duomo (don’t miss the magnificent Bernini statue of Mary Magdalene hidden away in a niche or the dazzling mosaics on the floor), the Palazzo Pubblico (for its impressive frescoes) and the Torre del Mangia you can climb for a nice view over the city.

If you’re there at the beginning of July or in the middle of August try not to miss the world-famous the Palio . A tradition dating from the Renaissance it takes place in the Piazza del Campo a marvelous shopping plaza in the shape of a half-shell whose circumference is topped on race day with a layer of dirt to create a track.