Touring Club Of Italy Umbria

Author: Touring Club of Italy
Editor: Touring Editore
ISBN: 9788836528370
Size: 11,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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

Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0756683777
Size: 19,52 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.


Author: Julia della Croce
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811823517
Size: 15,42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A visual and gastronomic tour offers a culinary history of such hill towns as Deruta, Perugia, and Assisi; and includes recipes for such fare as Penci with Sausage, Lemon and Nutmeg Sauce, and Lorella Puccetti's Lentils with Seafood. Original. 20,000 first printing.


Author: Patricia Clough
Editor: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 1909961485
Size: 14,55 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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When Patricia Clough, a former foreign correspondent, bought a house in Umbria, she knew that buying her dream home did not mean that life would become a dream. By the end of this book, in which she describes the journey of making Umbria her home, she is sure that “if one has basic requirements for being happy, then Umbria provides some of the best surroundings for happiness.” Clough pores over Umbria's enchanting countryside, its tumultuous history, its ancient culture and sumptuous food, and laments that for a long time Umbria was mistaken for its fashionable neighbor, Tuscany. This is not a guide to buying a home in Italy, nor a guidebook for your holiday—though it would be useful as both of these things—but a story in which a woman discovers and marvels at the place she begins to call home.

Walking In Umbria

Author: Gillian Price
Editor: Cicerone Press Limited
ISBN: 1783620617
Size: 18,69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This guidebook by Italian walking expert Gillian Price describes 40 varied day walks in the region of Umbria. The walks range from 2.5km to 19km in length, the majority of the routes are circular, and several wonderful traverses have been included, with the return to the start point always possible by public transport. Set between Rome and Florence the region is dotted with UNESCO World Heritage towns such as Orvieto, Norcia, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto and Assisi. The landscape, like that of neighbouring Tuscany, is one of rolling hills and deep woodlands, without the crowds of other well-known holiday regions in Italy. Walks cross flower meadows, wander down river valleys and also climb onto rugged hills and Apennine mountains, visiting Roman and Etruscan ruins as well as myriad ancient villages. This guidebook also includes lots of practical information about recommended gear and maps to take and tips on local food, wildlife and culture, as well as useful tourist, accommodation and transport information and a brief Italian-English glossary.


Author: Ian C. Ross
Editor: Viking Canada
Size: 11,98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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This cultural history of Umbria begins with its early settlement by the Etruscans and Romans. It then describes the region through the Middle Ages right up to the present day.

Cadogan Guides Umbria

Author: Dana Facaros
Editor: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781860113215
Size: 16,83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There is no one better to uncover the secrets of Umbria, Italy’s ‘Green Heart’, than Italian experts Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls. Having lived there for three years, they know just where to seek out the delights of this bewitching region, to the east of its better-known neighbour, Tuscany. Discover magnificent Assisi, the home of St Francis; take in Gubbio, a medieval gem to rival Siena; enjoy the extraordinary Renaissance treasures of Spoleto. After all that culture, they lead you to the dinner table to enjoy Umbrian specialities, from pasta with truffles to ‘drunken’ chicken, made using the famous white wines of Orvieto. All restaurants are personally researched, so you can be sure you will enjoy some of the best tastes the culinary world can offer, as the sun beats down on some secluded terrace. The guide is also packed full of information about festivals, markets and vineyards to give you a real taste of local life, alongside some of Italy’s most remarkable sights.

Tuscany Umbria And The Marches

Author: Dana Facaros
Editor: New Holland Publishers
ISBN: 9781860113598
Size: 19,71 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now fully redesigned, this new edition of a Cadogan bestsellercontains the most up-to-the-minute practical information and listings, along with color photographs and maps. Holidaymakers have traveled to Tuscany and Umbria for centuries, and visitor figures continue to rise. Italy experts Facaros and Pauls uncover Tuscany’s lavish natural beauty and some of the most enchanting landscapes in Europe. The three regions’ combination of sheer beauty, wealth and dastardly doings fired some of the greatest art and literature in the West, by the likes of Dante, Leonardo, Botticelli and a hundred more. The guide discovers Tuscany, delving into the dense concentration of art that spills out of Florence into Pisa, Lucca, and Arezzo; absorbing the energy of Siena’s frenzied Palio; and taking in the sumptuous vineyards of Chianti. It explores the medieval hill towns of green Umbria – historic Perugia over the Tiber Valley, the newly restored monuments and architecture of Assisi, and the famous cathedral of Orvieto. Finally, the unspoiled landscape of the civilized Marches is covered. The region is fast gaining popularity as an alternative to Tuscany and Umbria; unlike other guides, Cadogan explores its bustling, sparkly seaside resort of Rimini. Cadogan not only brings this well-known and popular part of Italy to life, but also puts a new slant on the Leaning Tower and digs up some surprising secret gardens along the way.

Tuscany And Umbria

Author: Emma Jones
Editor: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588433992
Size: 14,69 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Fodor S Florence Tuscany And Umbria

Author: Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Editor: Fodor's
ISBN: 1400014778
Size: 18,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enjoy a journey to the forest-rimmed convent where The English Patient was filmed and learn traditional cuisine under cookbook doyenne Lorenza de'Medici. With this completely updated Fodor's guide you can cheer on Palio horsemen from a luxurious room overlooking Siena's square or climb a footpath to Michelangelo's marble quarries and stay overnight at a hiker's hut in the hills. Explore Florence, city of the lily, the city that gave birth to the Renaissance and changed the way we see the world. For centuries its wondrous art has captured the imagination of travellers, and it continues to do so today. This new edition features coverage of the latest local trends and top spots and has a jam-packed 'Smart Travel Tips A-Z' chapter, plus Great Itineraries, Fodor's Choice, and web addresses. In addition, it lists the latest sights and activities and up-to-date options for hotels, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.