the heart of green Umbria is Assisi halfway up the slopes
of Monte Subasio.
Visitors come from every
part of the world for the Franciscan art treasures and
The roman town with its forum,
ampitheatre and painted rooms shapes the medieval city of assisi which
is still intact with its monuments, alleys
and squares lined with centuries old cypresses.
Among the religious
and artistic celebrations are the flower carpets of corpus domini,
diverse concerts and
three days of calendamaggio, when the city is populated with minstrels
and troubadours in splendid medieval costumes.
There are archery displays and fire dances. In the summer
there are free film shows under the stars.
is an Olympic size spring fed swimming pool, tennis
courts and horse riding.
From Assis its easy to visit
other cities such as Perugia, the capital of Umbria, a
medieval town built up a steep
hillside which has a moving staircase to help you to the top. There you can
enjoy the magnificant art gallery, concerts, and a lively jazz festival in
Spoleto with is famous music festival of "due
Norcia, a skiing center, high over the vast grand plain
and a multitude of other medieval towns such as Gubbio
, Bevagna, Spello