Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy
Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy

Umbria The Green Hearth of Italy

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Author Enrico Massetti
Language English
Publisher Massetti Publishing Washington DC, USA
Paperback: 116 color Pages Digest (5.5 x 8.5 in / 140 x 216 mm)
ISBN 978-1-304-54550-3

Perhaps it is the evocative nature of the place or a certain enchanted air (we might almost say “mystic”) that you breathe to some extent everywhere, but sooner or later whoever visits Umbria ends up thinking: Saint Francis, that great, gentle, tender, and poetic Saint of happiness and humility could only have been born here in Umbria.

In this place of ever-green, peaceful, and radiant nature, in these towns, the concept of “historical center” seems inadequate and reductive, so widespread is the monumental and artistic component in the cities of Umbria.

Perugia, for example, the regional capital, to describe it is to lose oneself in the richness, complexity, and magnificence of its architectural and artistic treasures.

Sooner or later, whoever visits Umbria ends up thinking: Saint Francis, that great, gentle, tender, and poetic Saint of happiness and humility, could only have been born here in Umbria. Perhaps it is the evocative nature of the place or a certain enchanted air (we might almost say mystic) that you breathe to some extent everywhere. In this place of ever-green, enchanted, and radiant nature, in these towns, the concept of historical center seems inadequate and reductive, so widespread is the monumental and artistic component in the cities of Umbria. For example, Perugia, the regional capital, has a richness, complexity, and magnificence of architectural and cultural treasures. It has the Etruscan walls and the splendid Palazzo Gallenga, the prestigious university’s seat for foreigners. Many other buildings and historical monuments lead out from the central Piazza IV Novembre, dotted with architectural and artistic jewels such as the Great Fountain and the magnificent Palazzo dei Priori. The same is true for splendid Gubbio, rich with Saint Francis memories and monuments from the medieval and renaissance eras. Todi, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto, Città di Castello, and many other small towns are magnificently enriched by monuments, palaces, and churches of high artistic merit.

This guide covers the region of Umbria, in Central Italy, called the green heart of Italy. It covers Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Orvieto, Spello, Spoleto, Todi. First, the natural parks are described in detail, with itineraries to visit them. Next, a section describes a visit with a bicycle and motorbike and where to rent them locally. Finally, it has a listing of many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants.

112 colors pages

This book is printed on demand

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Eric L
I have many other books about Italy, but none of them can beat this one

It is always on my coffee table and I am sure to pick it up often. The pictures are magnificent and the text is written in a way that makes you feel as if you have a personal guide leading you through the streets of Italy and all its history. An absolute joy to read!

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John S
Highly recommended

If you are going to buy only one book about Italy, buy this one. The pictures alone are worth the price.

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Marcela Robinson
Arrived on time

As you read the book you feel like visiting the place yourself, to get a breath of fresh air that this book will bring to you.

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Regina C.
Well-written

The book is well-written and gives a very good overview of the region.

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Karen N
This book is so wonderful that I can only recommend it to you

This book guides you through the most important sites of the region, but it also gives you a lot of information about the history and traditions of the place, along with some typical recipes, crafts, and activities to do.

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Eric L
I have many other books about Italy, but none of them can beat this one

It is always on my coffee table and I am sure to pick it up often. The pictures are magnificent and the text is written in a way that makes you feel as if you have a personal guide leading you through the streets of Italy and all its history. An absolute joy to read!

J
John S
Highly recommended

If you are going to buy only one book about Italy, buy this one. The pictures alone are worth the price.

M
Marcela Robinson
Arrived on time

As you read the book you feel like visiting the place yourself, to get a breath of fresh air that this book will bring to you.

R
Regina C.
Well-written

The book is well-written and gives a very good overview of the region.

K
Karen N
This book is so wonderful that I can only recommend it to you

This book guides you through the most important sites of the region, but it also gives you a lot of information about the history and traditions of the place, along with some typical recipes, crafts, and activities to do.