nedeľa, 3. júna 2007

BELLA UMBRIA

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Umbria
is well known for its many churches, some few of them going back to Roman times, many of them Romanesque, many of them with beautiful frescoes or sculpture




St. Benedict and St. Francis were born and raised here, then went on to become two of the most powerful influences on Western spirituality. Perugino and Raphael started their famous schools here, and still today the serene landscapes and picturesque hill towns look almost as they do in canvases painted four hundred years ago. It's hard to explain the relative obscurity of this beautiful region







In Umbria the traces of the Etruscan civilization are remarkable, as visitors can see in Todi, Bettona, Orvieto and Perugia. Spoleto has important Roman remains; Spello is a city, where the Romans left some impressive remains

Perugino and Raphael started their famous schools here...
Assisi

Assisi
Orvieto
Orvieto


Other important Roman works can be found in Assisi and Gubbio. The Romanesque architecture thrived in this region at the beginning of the twelfth century: some beautiful examples are the Cathedrals of Spoleto and Assisi, St. Silvestro and St. Michele in Bevagna
Perugia

Perugia
Norcia
Norcia
Todi
Todi
 
The Gothic style reached very high levels, and imposing examples are present in almost every city. The Renaissance can be seen in magnificent monuments in Perugia, Gubbio, Todi, but it enjoyed a smaller development than other styles

and at the end of my trip - one day
TOSCANY
SIENA
Siena
city of art
 
 

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