Theme Week Umbria – Amelia

22 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Attilios

© Attilios

Amelia is a town and comune of the province of Terni with a population of 11,800 inhabitants. It grew up around an ancient hill fort, known to the Romans as Ameria. The town lies in the south of Umbria, on a hill overlooking the Tiber River to the east and the Nera River to the west. It is The city is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Narni, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) from Orte and approximately 93 kilometres (58 mi) from Perugia. It is about 100 kilometres (62 mi) north of Rome.   read more…

Theme Week Umbria – Gubbio

21 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Palazzo Pretorio © Geobia/cc-by-sa-3.0

Palazzo Pretorio © Geobia/cc-by-sa-3.0

Gubbio is a town and comune in the far northeastern part of the province of Perugia. It is located on the lowest slope of Mt. Ingino, a small mountain of the Apennines. The historical centre of Gubbio is beautiful and of decidedly medieval aspect: the town is austere in appearance because of the dark grey stone, narrow streets, and Gothic architecture.   read more…

Theme Week Umbria – Narni

20 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© ImagoAnimae/cc-by-sa-3.0

© ImagoAnimae/cc-by-sa-3.0

Narni is an ancient hilltown and comune with 19,900 inhabitants. At an altitude of 240 m (787 ft), it overhangs a narrow gorge of the Nera River in the province of Terni. It is very close to the Geographic center of Italy. There is a stone on the exact spot with a sign in multiple languages. The city of Rieti claims to be the center of Italy as well.   read more…

Theme Week Umbria – Castiglione del Lago

19 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno Panorama © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0

Castiglione del Lago and Lake Trasimeno Panorama © Adrian Michael/cc-by-sa-3.0

Castiglione del Lago is a town in the Province of Perugia in central Italy, on the southwest corner of Lake Trasimeno. Orvieto is 59 km (37 mi) south, Chiusi is 21 km (13 mi) to the south west, Arezzo is 56 km (35 mi) to the north west, Cortona is 21 km (13 mi) to the north and Perugia is 47 km (29 mi) to the south east. The Association The most beautiful villages in Italy (I borghi più belli d’Italia) gave the town the title of the same name.   read more…

Theme Week Umbria – Todi

18 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© Hans Peter Schaefer

© Hans Peter Schaefer

Todi is a town and comune (municipality) of the province of Perugia in central Italy. It is perched on a tall two-crested hill overlooking the east bank of the river Tiber, with distant views in every direction. Todi is a member city of the Cittaslow movement.   read more…

Theme Week Umbria

17 February 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Pietralunga © Sauro Bartocci/cc-by-sa-3.0

Pietralunga © Sauro Bartocci/cc-by-sa-3.0

Umbria is a region of historic and modern central Italy. It is the only region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries; however, the region includes the Lake Trasimeno and is crossed by the River Tiber. The regional capital is Perugia. Umbria is appreciated for its landscapes, traditions, history, artistic legacy and influence on high culture.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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