Umbria: passeggiata tra i borghi
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UMBRIA: A WALK THROUGH THE VILLAGES

In this period when travelling has become more complicated because of Covid, I decided to explore the regions of my country: Italy. In this article I propose an itinerary to visit a region very often underestimated: Umbria. I’ll tell you how I decided to explore it. Umbria: a walk through the villages.

Umbria is a small region of central Italy and the only region of peninsular Italy not bathed by the sea. Characterized by green hills and towns and settlements rich in history and traditions and of course a rich and fantastic culinary culture. I bring you to discover which are the Umbrian villages that I decided to visit…
Narni
Lโ€™Umbria รจ caratterizzata da dolci e verdi colline e da cittร  e insediamenti ricchi di storia e tradizioni. La regione era abitata giร  in epoca protostorica dagli Umbri e dagli Etruschi, poi fu parte dellโ€™Impero romano. Successivamente รจ stata ricompresa anche nel territorio dello Stato Pontificio.
Lโ€™Umbria รจ caratterizzata da dolci e verdi colline e da cittร  e insediamenti ricchi di storia e tradizioni. La regione era abitata giร  in epoca protostorica dagli Umbri e dagli Etruschi, poi fu parte dellโ€™Impero romano. Successivamente รจ stata ricompresa anche nel territorio dello Stato Pontificio.
Narni is a small Umbrian jewel in the province of Terni. This city has a rich heritage acquired in three thousand years of history. The beauty of this small town is given, besides all the medieval monuments, by its underground part.

On the surface you can appreciate various monuments still perfectly preserved such as the Cathedral of San Giovenale, the church of San Domenico, the church of Santa Maria Imprensole (1175). Also, the church of Sant’Agostino (15th century) and the church of San Francesco (14th century). Don’t miss the Palazzo del Podestร  in Piazza Priori and the Rocca Albornoziana.

As far as the underground Narni is concerned we find aqueducts, water cisterns, tunnels, crypts. All of this has existed since the Etruscan age.

For more information about the city visit www.umbriatourism.it/en

To book a visit to Narni underground visit www.narnisotterranea.it

San Gemini
UMBRIA: PASSEGGIATA TRA I BORGHI
UMBRIA: PASSEGGIATA TRA I BORGHI
San Gemini is an Umbrian village located in the province of Terni and has been named one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and it is easy to understand why as soon as you set foot there. This town is famous for its thermal baths and mineral waters but also for its perfectly preserved medieval historical centre.

Among the monuments and places of interest certainly not to be missed we have: Via Roma, the main street of San Gemini which follows the route of the old Via Flaminia, the Abbey of San Nicolรฒ, the medieval church of San Francesco and that of San Giovanni Battista, Palazzo Vecchio or Palazzo Pretorio and finally Domus Romana with mosaics.

San Gemini is a place full of details and you must always look around because it is easy to discover that where nowadays we find a simple bar, there are still remains of ancient buildings. For more information about the city visit www.umbriatourism.it/en
Acquasparta
UMBRIA: PASSEGGIATA TRA I BORGHI
Acquasparta is a small Umbrian village in the province of Terni. Famous for the Amerino water, mineral, curative and other typical products such as oil, truffle and chestnuts.

Being very small the only monuments that can be visited are Palazzo Cesi and the famous “terme amerino” that, according to legend, were made to spring from St. Francis around 1200 and some churches including the Church of the Sacrament and the Church of the Madonna del Giglio.

Even though the town is very small, it is wonderful to get lost in its narrow streets and small characteristic stone houses.

For more information about the city visit www.comune.acquasparta.tr.
Massa Martana
UMBRIA: PASSEGGIATA TRA I BORGHI
UMBRIA: PASSEGGIATA TRA I BORGHI
Massa Martana in the province of Terni was absolutely my favorite village. The peace and quiet of its streets made you feel that time had stopped.

Typical cottages and breathtaking views of the hills I fell in love at first sight. Among the things to see in this small town we definitely have the many churches including Santa Maria della Concezione, Sant’Ippolito and San Giovanni Battista.

For more information visit www.comune.massamartana.pg
I arrived at the end of this article in which I tell you my itinerar: Umbria a walk through the villages.ย 

I hope you found the right information to plan a perfect visit.

See you soon your curious traveller, Chiara.

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