Around us: art and culture
The charm of Umbria comes from the fusion between art and nature, peace and calm, which are the inspiration behind its places reminiscent of Renaissance masterpieces and the small medieval towns embedded in the hills. Perugia, Umbria’s main city, dated back to Etruscans has its old town center on the top of the hill with cultural and architectural masterpieces and with one of the most extensive museum collections in Italy. In Umbria other fascinating places are Orvieto with its famous Duomo Cathedral, one of the masterpiece of the Italian Gothic Art; Spoleto, a picturesque town which boasts a thousand-year old history and conserves traces in the Renaissance and Medieval architecture. It is essential to visit the Medieval town of Assisi, a place between art and spirituality and a UNESCO “World Heritage Site” which represents a series of masterpieces of man‘s creative spirit.