Umbria Perugia Orvieto Spoleto And Assisi

Author: Emma Jones
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588437860
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Umbria, "the green heart of Italy," may not completely match Tuscany's geological variation, but it comes close. This small, hilly and fairly untouched region occupying Italy's core (Narni is the country's geographical center) is crammed full of walking, rafting, caving, hang-gliding and climbing opportunities, not to mention a rich artistic and architectural heritage left over the centuries by Etruscans, Umbrians, Romans and then by scholarly monks.Umbria has played a strategic role in Italy's busy history. Numerous archaeological finds have unearthed a human presence in Umbria dating back to Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods; flints and arrowheads have been found on several river plains and around the shores of Lake Trasimeno; burial chambers close to Spoleto date to the time between the Bronze and Iron Ages. The main settlers, however, arrived around 1000 BC. This tribe, thought to be of Indo-European origin, became known as the Oscan-Umbrians and is credited with establishing the towns and cities of Terni, Todi, Spoleto, Assisi, Gubbio and Citt di Castello. The Umbrians arrived soon after, building an astonishing legacy of tombs, monuments and cultural artifacts, and leaving almost as suddenly with the arrival of the Romans about 309 BC. To the Etruscan remains - the necropolis and Tempio Etrusco at Orvieto, the extraordinary Eugubine Tablets in the Museo Civico at Gubbio, traces in Todi, Betton and Perugia - the Romans added amphitheaters, arches, aqueducts, temples and walls, from Citt di Castello to Todi and from Perugia to Orvieto. Hikers seek out the Apennines, which in Umbria's eastern margins, become more rugged and soar to great heights in the savage peaks of the Monti Sibillini. Close by lie Piano Grande's prairie-like expanse, and the plush green of the Valnerina, home to the Marmore Falls (the highest in the country) and an eerie labyrinth of canyons cut out over centuries by the Nera River. Water sports are best at Lake Trasimeno, the largest body of water on the Italian peninsula. This guide is based on our much larger Adventure Guide to Tuscany & Umbria, Here, we zero in on Umbria alone. This history-rich region offers some of Italy's classic landscapes - pole-straight cypress trees lining dusty farm roads, rolling hills that stretch as far as the eye can see, fields of vibrant sunflowers, medieval villages perched on rocky spurs above crashing surf. Visit them all with this comprehensive guide that helps you explore the very best places. A largely untouched coastline and protected wild areas only add to the appeal of this top vacation destination. Regional chapters take you on an introductory tour, with stops at museums, historic sites and local attractions. Places to stay and eat; transportation to, from and around your destination; practical concerns; tourism contacts - it's all herel Detailed regional and town maps feature walking and driving tours. Then come the adventures - fishing, canoeing, hiking, rafting, llama trips and more. Never galloped along a beach on horseback, trekked up a mountain, explored ancient sites? Also includes extensive lists of recommended outfitters, with all contact details - e-mail, website, phone number and location. Adventure Guides are about living more intensely, waking up to your surroundings and truly experiencing all that you.

Umbria

Author: Touring Club of Italy
Editor: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836528370
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From Italy's preeminent publisher of guidebooks and maps comes this revised and updated edition of the definitive cultural guide to the "Green Heart of Italy." Touring Club of Italy's comprehensive guide to Umbria provides travelers with unparalleled information on the medieval cities and lush rolling hills of Umbria. Part of TCI's Heritage Guide series, this book features city overviews, 18 walking and driving tours with detailed maps, pictures from top photographers showcasing well-known art treasures and local traditions, and information on museums, galleries, theaters, shopping, and accommodations. Written by a uniquely qualified editorial board of specialists, many of whom are respected art and architecture historians, the guide covers the legendary museums of Perugia, Todi, Foligno, and Montefalco, modern art galleries in Citta di Castello, and specialized museums in Torgiano and Deruta. A section on the cuisine of Umbria and the world-famous wines of Orvieta, Torgiano, and Montefalco whets the reader's palate. A chapter on tourist information and an index give practical travel tips and help the reader locate information instantly.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Umbria

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Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0756683777
Size: 20,78 MB
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Produced in inimitable DK Eyewitness style, this new guide was written by Italians who have intimate insider knowledge of this delightful region. Umbria is broken down into Northern and Southern sections, and features such famous towns as Assisi and Orvieto, as well as the region's many wonderful and unspoiled national parks, art, and history. You'll find sights, markets, and festivals listed town by town, as well as walks, scenic routes, and thematic tours that will ensure you don't miss a thing. Illustrated food features highlight regional specialties and you'll find an impressive selection of restaurants and hotels. Whether you are visiting the stunning hill-town of Perugia or taking a lesson in art history at Assissi, capture the flavors of Umbria with the Eyewitness Travel Guide.

Ancient Umbria

Author: Guy Bradley
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019155409X
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How should we understand the ways in which the regions of Italy were affected by Roman imperialism? This book, which is the first full-scale treatment of ancient Umbria in any language, takes a balanced view of the region's history in the first millennium BC, focusing on local actions and motivations as much as the effect of outside influences and Roman policies. Through a careful reading of all the types of evidence it provides an important challenge to traditional treatments emphasising the 'Romanization' of the region, arguing that this is a poor explanation for the complexity of local societies in the late Republican period. Instead it proposes that other trends, particularly the organization of states, help to explain the fascinating plurality of identities that are evident in the imperial period and allow us to appreciate the diversity of local societies that emerged in both mountain and lowland areas of Umbria.

The Jews In Umbria

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Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004096950
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Illustrates the political and socio-economic history of the Jewish community in Umbria from the second half of the thirteenth century, when Jewish settlement in the region became permanent and continuous, to the expulsion of the Jews in 1569 by decree of Pope Pius V.

The Cities Of Umbria

Author: Edward Hutton
Editor:
ISBN:
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Karen Brown S 2007 Tuscany Umbria

Author: Nicole Franchini
Editor: Karen Brown's Guides
ISBN: 9781933810133
Size: 10,93 MB
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A regional guide to two of our favorite destinations: Tuscany and Umbria. An invaluable companion in planning your own vacation to this wonderful part of the world with its architectural treasures, historical cities, medieval hilltowns, vineyards and enchanting destinations. Features over 200 hotels, villas and bed & breakfasts-from affordable to decadent.

Ceramica Made In Umbria

Author: Regione Umbria
Editor: Sesinet snc
ISBN:
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Il progetto Ceramica Made in Umbria ha come obiettivo quello di promuovere la ceramica artistica in quanto comporto produttivo dell'Umbria, ma allo stesso tempo continuità storica, familiare e fisica dell'appartenenza ad una comunità locale.

The Rough Guide To Tuscany Umbria

Author: Jonathan Buckley
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409359751
Size: 17,41 MB
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The new, full-colour Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria is the ultimate travel guide to some of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. Covering the region more comprehensively than any other guide, it's packed with up-to-date and expert information on all the attractions, from the great museums of Florence and Siena to the tiny rural villages, as well as guiding you to the best of the beaches, forests, mountains and vineyard-clad hills. It also gives you the lowdown on the best hotels and restaurants for all budgets, and illuminates the sights with background information on history, folklore, art, architecture and festivals. Dozens of photographs and easy-to-use colour maps complete a guide that has long been established as the best you can buy. Make the most of your time, with The Rough Guide to Tuscany and Umbria. Now available in ePub format.

Dk Eyewitness Travel Guide Umbria

Author: DK
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1465443541
Size: 20,68 MB
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The DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Umbria is your indispensable guide to the self-dubbed "green heart of Italy." The fully updated guide includes unique cutaways, floor plans and reconstructions of the must-see sites, plus street-by-street maps of all the fascinating cities and towns. The new-look guide is also packed with photographs and illustrations, leading you straight to the best things to see and do in Umbria. The uniquely visual DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Umbria will help you to discover everything region-by-region, from the perfectly preserved towns perched on hilltops, crammed with medieval and Renaissance art to the wooded hills alive with wild boar and red deer. Detailed listings will guide you to the best restaurants for the hearty local cuisine, as well as hotels, bars, and shops for all budgets, while detailed practical information will help you to get around, whether by train, bus, or car. Plus, DK's excellent insider tips and essential local information will help you explore every corner of Umbria effortlessly. DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Umbria--showing you what others only tell you.