Discover the Art of Umbria tours
Let us craft a special private tour for you. Write info@aWeekinUmbria.comFlourish as the Renaissance did in Tuscany, Umbria, it’s less known neighbor, is also home to extraordinary works by the likes of Giotto, Fra Angelico, Perugino, Signorelli, Gozzoli, and Lo Spagna, to name but a few. It also holds great works of architecture in our magnificent churches and public buildings – think of the great roccas of Assisi and Spoleto, and the duomo of Orvieto, the Basilica of San Francesco, and Perugia’s Palazzo dei Priori. From the National Painting Gallery in Perugia to hidden treasures found in unexpected hill towns, great art is right at home within Umbria. With our many Etruscan hill towns, Roman settlements, and Medieval centers, the history of Umbria unfolds for the willing to take the path less trodden.
In addition to one of the largest collections of Etruscan funerary art, Umbria boasts Roman mosaics, temples, and many a gateway along the Flaminia Way, one of the great Roman roads of the second century BC. The story of the Great Duchy of Spoleto and the conquests of Popes unfolds on the walls of our great and small churches and palazzos. And don’t get me started on the great frescoes of the Renaissance that can be found here. From Giotto’s largest fresco cycle, to Fillipo Lippi’s Life of the Virgin, to Pinturicchio’s Baglione Chapel, to Luca Signorelli’s frescoes in Orvieto that influenced Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Umbria has been home to pivotal masterpieces.It brings me great pleasure to offer you the opportunity to explore and discover all that Umbria has to offer. And while we’re looking at great art, we’ll also be enjoying great wines, for which we are justifiably famous, extraordinary food, and spectacular views all along the way.
Hire me for a day (about $400) or let me plan an all-inclusive tour package (usually $2500 per person) for you. For more information write me at email@example.com.
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