Monday, April 9, 2012
To celebrate this first weeks of the month after Easter TodiCastle is describing a city with an important history where the famous Saint Francis lived for some time.
Credits: Justin Guariglia
Assisi: This charming and tranquil town in the province of Perugia is best known as the birthplace of St. Francis, patron saint of animals and ecology. Assisi attracts large numbers of tourists and pilgrims each year who visit its beautiful Basilica di San Francesco, the Basilica of Santa Chiara, Duomo and Temple of Minerva. Although a busy tourist destination, visitors can always find a quiet spot from which to sit and watch the world go by, while enjoying a gelato of coffee. Many visitors don’t even realize that one of Assisi’s major archaeological sites is the Roman Forum beneath their feet. This ancient wonder can be accessed from the Piazza del Comune.
As written above we hope to have inspired you to travel to this wonderful town and visit the amazing cathedral of Saint Francis.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Contemporary art followers traveling in Umbria might want to discover the latest events in contemporary art in the region. Surprisingly, there are chances that there is at least one contemporary art gallery (if not two or three) within a short drive of your villa rental. For instance, check out Minigallery, in Assisi, or the Galleria Artemisia, in Perugia.
Umbria is in fact home to an ever-growing number of contemporary artists, and most, if not all, are happy to welcome travelers in their studios.
Other stunning and unique contemporary-art hot spots during your family vacation in Umbria could be the spanking new CIAC Museum, in picturesque Foligno, and the renovated Museo Carandente, in ever-so-lovely Spoleto. The latter is part of the modern-focused Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive complex, and both venues organize timely exhibits of local artists.
As an art lover which of these museum you will want to visit?