Loading...

Highlighted

Come to discover Umbria

Territories

The territories in Umbria vary a lot, and offers a wide range of experiences.

Live your Experience

Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2332 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:41:25 [post_content] => Canyoning. It is a discipline that allows you to go hiking with the aid of ropes and anchors to secure the flow of rivers through canyons and ravines they produce. Through the use of proper equipment and the expertise of professional guides, they can explore areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Experience the thrill of dive down into the void, or fun diving in a pool or following a toboggan. [post_title] => Canyoning [post_excerpt] => The adventurous discovery of an exclusive territory [post_name] => canyoning [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/canyoning-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2321 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:01:43 [post_content] => Hydrospeed is a water sport originated in France in the late fifties as water swimming the current. It is practiced in many rivers and streams with similar characteristics to those of the Black River and its tributaries. In recent years, it has been introduced a float (like a little bob) with the double function to protect the athlete bumps against rocks and provide a foothold. To protect themselves from the cold water of the river is necessary to wear the neoprene suit, of a thickness 5Â mm and equipped with protective padding. Complete the equipment helmet, life jacket, and fins, which are essential for the latter to give the proper propulsion and address the various steps. In Italy, the appearance hydrospeed is recent, around the beginning of the nineties. It is a very exciting new way to get down into the stream. Immersed in the water, held the hands firmly to the float - hydrospeed. It is not a difficult sport, and it does not take much strength. It is enough to follow the direction of the river water and observe the following guide the participant throughout the descent. It is necessary to swim well and be in good health. [post_title] => Hydrospeed [post_excerpt] => It is a highly addictive new way to get down into the stream. [post_name] => hidrospeed [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/hidrospeed-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2317 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 11:46:46 [post_content] => His body of water, the green of the woods, can be used for training session of rowing at a competitive level, but also for an amateur approach. Here, every year, international competitions are held. Also the national teams of many countries train here. The lake is a natural basin completely surronded by green hills and mountains. The particular lightness of the water and the total absence of wind facilitate the sliding of the boats and make Piediluco and exceptional race course. The Rowing Club of Piediluco offers a race course in accordance with FISA regulations , with 9 lines of race , 2 service lanes , the starting dock, tower of the starter and the aligners, tower arrival. For training there is a fully equipped gym ( remergometri, barberlls, weight lifting), with changing rooms and shower and a number of facilities for the practice of other sports, including Olympic pools. [post_title] => Rowing on Piediluco Lake [post_excerpt] => Lake of Piediluco is one of the fines places for boating in Italy and Europe. [post_name] => canottaggio-a-piediluco [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/canottaggio-a-piediluco-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2325 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:09:19 [post_content] => An experience to try! To begin wearing safety harnesses, with helmet and gloves. Subsequently, through a short briefing will explain the basic rules of the course and how to deal safely.The course consists of several steps in the trees, among which is the rope bridge and the cable car. Other possible activities over the nature trail are archery, orienteering, environmental education. “Nature and adventure path” consists of a series of activities aimed at all fun. Immersed in a fantastic natural environment the Adventure and Nature way, is at our rafting center of Serravalle, which will allow you to live unforgettable moments. [post_title] => Adventure trail on Serravalle [post_excerpt] => At Serravalle in Norcia, there is an adventure trail surrounded by landscapes and nut trees. There is a fun cable car 20 meters, the rope bridge and more. All this within the rafting center of Serravalle. [post_name] => percorso-avventura-a-serravalle [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/percorso-avventura-a-serravalle-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2695 [post_date] => 2015-08-18 21:32:19 [post_content] => Here, the Nera river bubbles over the rocks for over 3 km. Rafting is a river descent on a particular unsinkable and self-bailing raft. The crew steers the boat through the rapids with the paddles. For security are provided: neoprene suit, helmet, and vest by flotation. Rafting is a sport in all respects and the Italian Rafting Federation (FIRaft) annually organizes the Italian league in which many competing clubs. There are various disciplines of the sport: skiing, speed, head to head and slalom). The difficulty levels are evaluated according to the navigability of the rivers on which you go down on the raft and are sorted according to the scale WW. This is officially recognized by the International Canoe Federation (IFC). IFIC is the agency that brings together national federations of canoeing and kayaking. Rafting is viable at all levels, both on the raging rapids that on smooth paths, like skiing you can practice as freeride or cross country skiing. Before boarding the boat, the guides give the group, in a short lesson in a few minutes, all the necessary instructions, and techniques required for the direct descent. It climbs on the boat and go down the river rafting. In every boat can be maximum 7 people including a rafting guide who gives commands to the group. The group using the paddles will steer the boat through the rapids. The Black River and its principal tributaries are ideal for all levels rafting. The most extreme is the practice at the Marmora falls exploiting the scope of the waterfall itself when it is open. The less extreme but still adrenaline is practiced along the River Corno [post_title] => Rafting [post_excerpt] => In Umbria, under the waterfall Marmore, an hour from Rome, there is the ideal place for rafting [post_name] => rafting [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/rafting-2/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2312 [post_date] => 2015-09-15 12:35:25 [post_content] => The Grand Tour Rando is the first cycle route totally equipped with permanent road sign route. Along its 320 km have been installed three types of signals: suburban, urban and historical center with dimensional characteristics different but all with the presence of the logo for easy reading even in motion (slow). In addition to the full path called extreme, there are three preparatory courses reported. The “Standard” of 200 km. The Basic 100km. Moreover, Promo only 50 km (actually 34 km). The characteristic of this route is to use secondary roads with the very low presence of traffic and link together most of the tourist attractions found in the municipalities of the province of Terni. The project, in fact, has been designed for tourist purposes but also adapts to multiple uses of sports type. It is no coincidence that the first weekend of September each year, there is the dispute randonnée same name, certified ACP, which is part of the Italian championship ARI and one capable of obtaining the approval for participation in the Paris Brest Paris, the Olympics of randonnée. Unlike all other competitive routes, the paths of randonnée through the historic centers that meet and enhance the most significant points of the landscape, which, in this type of event is not competitive, can be fully appreciated without haste. To make readily available to the cycling route was drawn a map that contains the four paths map in all. Plus all the useful information for the journey through QRcode that refer to the dedicated website (www.grandtourrando.com) and downloadable GPS tracks. The map is printed on a PVC support, paper-like, and is meant to be consulted in any weather, including rain. It is virtually indestructible. The route is then equipped with 18 Rando Point. Businesses, mostly bars, all along the way, where you can pick the travel card and affix the stamp certifying the passage. Also there are more than 30 Rando Station (accommodation of various types qualify as bike hotels) and 10 Rando Service, cycle-contracted garages and bike rental outlets. To achieve the Patent ARI / BRP or the "Diploma of Stray," it is necessary to show the stamp, the date, and time, the passage of some Rando Point based on the path that it has decided to do. For example can be the Promo 50 km or one of the other until the Extreme of 300 km. Each has its own travel card that can be withdrawn at the Point or Rando Rando Station from where you want to start and end the tour. In fact, to achieve the patent or the Diploma you must complete the ring about the path selected by certifying the start and finish in the same Rando Point. Something very important for the usability of the tourist area is that the paths can begin and end at any of the 18 Rando Point along the way so as to enable everyone, tourists and cyclists residents, to use the path regardless of the starting point, during the whole year. This stable path can be used by anyone and with any means of organizing a trip and a holiday in a territory known and used in previous centuries by travelers on the Grand Tour for its natural beauty and artistic. you can do it independently using the fixed signs and the map or by connecting directly to the website navigable even with smartphones, but may do so in a more conscious and organized purchasing packages that include dedicated support services such as cycling guides certified multi-lingual, luggage transport , rent bikes and e-bikes, electric cars rental for carers who can follow the same path of cyclists. These packages provide to walk each of the three paths 100, 200 and 300 km in stages, adapted to the characteristics of cyclists and tailored to the needs of both the novice and the amateur cyclist. These tours provide the overnight accommodation in different always found along the route or in places easily accessible by short detours. For this reason, there is a luggage service from property to property so that tourists can find their luggage on arrival/end of each stage. The packages, in addition to the services dedicated cyclist, also include a visit to the tourist attractions to be found along the way. In this way, the experience is enhanced by values that you can hardly acquire in different modes.   [post_title] => Grand Tour Rando [post_excerpt] => The "Grand Tour Rando" is a cycle path on asphalt that starts from Marmore Waterfall in Terni. It connects the points of tourist interest in a vast area that includes the territory of the Lower Valley of the RiverBlack and that of the Medium Tiber Valley. [post_name] => grand-tour-rando [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/grand-tour-rando-2/ ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2332 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:41:25 [post_content] => Canyoning. It is a discipline that allows you to go hiking with the aid of ropes and anchors to secure the flow of rivers through canyons and ravines they produce. Through the use of proper equipment and the expertise of professional guides, they can explore areas that would otherwise be inaccessible. Experience the thrill of dive down into the void, or fun diving in a pool or following a toboggan. [post_title] => Canyoning [post_excerpt] => The adventurous discovery of an exclusive territory [post_name] => canyoning [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/canyoning-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2321 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:01:43 [post_content] => Hydrospeed is a water sport originated in France in the late fifties as water swimming the current. It is practiced in many rivers and streams with similar characteristics to those of the Black River and its tributaries. In recent years, it has been introduced a float (like a little bob) with the double function to protect the athlete bumps against rocks and provide a foothold. To protect themselves from the cold water of the river is necessary to wear the neoprene suit, of a thickness 5Â mm and equipped with protective padding. Complete the equipment helmet, life jacket, and fins, which are essential for the latter to give the proper propulsion and address the various steps. In Italy, the appearance hydrospeed is recent, around the beginning of the nineties. It is a very exciting new way to get down into the stream. Immersed in the water, held the hands firmly to the float - hydrospeed. It is not a difficult sport, and it does not take much strength. It is enough to follow the direction of the river water and observe the following guide the participant throughout the descent. It is necessary to swim well and be in good health. [post_title] => Hydrospeed [post_excerpt] => It is a highly addictive new way to get down into the stream. [post_name] => hidrospeed [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/hidrospeed-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2317 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 11:46:46 [post_content] => His body of water, the green of the woods, can be used for training session of rowing at a competitive level, but also for an amateur approach. Here, every year, international competitions are held. Also the national teams of many countries train here. The lake is a natural basin completely surronded by green hills and mountains. The particular lightness of the water and the total absence of wind facilitate the sliding of the boats and make Piediluco and exceptional race course. The Rowing Club of Piediluco offers a race course in accordance with FISA regulations , with 9 lines of race , 2 service lanes , the starting dock, tower of the starter and the aligners, tower arrival. For training there is a fully equipped gym ( remergometri, barberlls, weight lifting), with changing rooms and shower and a number of facilities for the practice of other sports, including Olympic pools. [post_title] => Rowing on Piediluco Lake [post_excerpt] => Lake of Piediluco is one of the fines places for boating in Italy and Europe. [post_name] => canottaggio-a-piediluco [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/canottaggio-a-piediluco-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2325 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 12:09:19 [post_content] => An experience to try! To begin wearing safety harnesses, with helmet and gloves. Subsequently, through a short briefing will explain the basic rules of the course and how to deal safely.The course consists of several steps in the trees, among which is the rope bridge and the cable car. Other possible activities over the nature trail are archery, orienteering, environmental education. “Nature and adventure path” consists of a series of activities aimed at all fun. Immersed in a fantastic natural environment the Adventure and Nature way, is at our rafting center of Serravalle, which will allow you to live unforgettable moments. [post_title] => Adventure trail on Serravalle [post_excerpt] => At Serravalle in Norcia, there is an adventure trail surrounded by landscapes and nut trees. There is a fun cable car 20 meters, the rope bridge and more. All this within the rafting center of Serravalle. [post_name] => percorso-avventura-a-serravalle [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/percorso-avventura-a-serravalle-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2695 [post_date] => 2015-08-18 21:32:19 [post_content] => Here, the Nera river bubbles over the rocks for over 3 km. Rafting is a river descent on a particular unsinkable and self-bailing raft. The crew steers the boat through the rapids with the paddles. For security are provided: neoprene suit, helmet, and vest by flotation. Rafting is a sport in all respects and the Italian Rafting Federation (FIRaft) annually organizes the Italian league in which many competing clubs. There are various disciplines of the sport: skiing, speed, head to head and slalom). The difficulty levels are evaluated according to the navigability of the rivers on which you go down on the raft and are sorted according to the scale WW. This is officially recognized by the International Canoe Federation (IFC). IFIC is the agency that brings together national federations of canoeing and kayaking. Rafting is viable at all levels, both on the raging rapids that on smooth paths, like skiing you can practice as freeride or cross country skiing. Before boarding the boat, the guides give the group, in a short lesson in a few minutes, all the necessary instructions, and techniques required for the direct descent. It climbs on the boat and go down the river rafting. In every boat can be maximum 7 people including a rafting guide who gives commands to the group. The group using the paddles will steer the boat through the rapids. The Black River and its principal tributaries are ideal for all levels rafting. The most extreme is the practice at the Marmora falls exploiting the scope of the waterfall itself when it is open. The less extreme but still adrenaline is practiced along the River Corno [post_title] => Rafting [post_excerpt] => In Umbria, under the waterfall Marmore, an hour from Rome, there is the ideal place for rafting [post_name] => rafting [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/rafting-2/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2312 [post_date] => 2015-09-15 12:35:25 [post_content] => The Grand Tour Rando is the first cycle route totally equipped with permanent road sign route. Along its 320 km have been installed three types of signals: suburban, urban and historical center with dimensional characteristics different but all with the presence of the logo for easy reading even in motion (slow). In addition to the full path called extreme, there are three preparatory courses reported. The “Standard” of 200 km. The Basic 100km. Moreover, Promo only 50 km (actually 34 km). The characteristic of this route is to use secondary roads with the very low presence of traffic and link together most of the tourist attractions found in the municipalities of the province of Terni. The project, in fact, has been designed for tourist purposes but also adapts to multiple uses of sports type. It is no coincidence that the first weekend of September each year, there is the dispute randonnée same name, certified ACP, which is part of the Italian championship ARI and one capable of obtaining the approval for participation in the Paris Brest Paris, the Olympics of randonnée. Unlike all other competitive routes, the paths of randonnée through the historic centers that meet and enhance the most significant points of the landscape, which, in this type of event is not competitive, can be fully appreciated without haste. To make readily available to the cycling route was drawn a map that contains the four paths map in all. Plus all the useful information for the journey through QRcode that refer to the dedicated website (www.grandtourrando.com) and downloadable GPS tracks. The map is printed on a PVC support, paper-like, and is meant to be consulted in any weather, including rain. It is virtually indestructible. The route is then equipped with 18 Rando Point. Businesses, mostly bars, all along the way, where you can pick the travel card and affix the stamp certifying the passage. Also there are more than 30 Rando Station (accommodation of various types qualify as bike hotels) and 10 Rando Service, cycle-contracted garages and bike rental outlets. To achieve the Patent ARI / BRP or the "Diploma of Stray," it is necessary to show the stamp, the date, and time, the passage of some Rando Point based on the path that it has decided to do. For example can be the Promo 50 km or one of the other until the Extreme of 300 km. Each has its own travel card that can be withdrawn at the Point or Rando Rando Station from where you want to start and end the tour. In fact, to achieve the patent or the Diploma you must complete the ring about the path selected by certifying the start and finish in the same Rando Point. Something very important for the usability of the tourist area is that the paths can begin and end at any of the 18 Rando Point along the way so as to enable everyone, tourists and cyclists residents, to use the path regardless of the starting point, during the whole year. This stable path can be used by anyone and with any means of organizing a trip and a holiday in a territory known and used in previous centuries by travelers on the Grand Tour for its natural beauty and artistic. you can do it independently using the fixed signs and the map or by connecting directly to the website navigable even with smartphones, but may do so in a more conscious and organized purchasing packages that include dedicated support services such as cycling guides certified multi-lingual, luggage transport , rent bikes and e-bikes, electric cars rental for carers who can follow the same path of cyclists. These packages provide to walk each of the three paths 100, 200 and 300 km in stages, adapted to the characteristics of cyclists and tailored to the needs of both the novice and the amateur cyclist. These tours provide the overnight accommodation in different always found along the route or in places easily accessible by short detours. For this reason, there is a luggage service from property to property so that tourists can find their luggage on arrival/end of each stage. The packages, in addition to the services dedicated cyclist, also include a visit to the tourist attractions to be found along the way. In this way, the experience is enhanced by values that you can hardly acquire in different modes.   [post_title] => Grand Tour Rando [post_excerpt] => The "Grand Tour Rando" is a cycle path on asphalt that starts from Marmore Waterfall in Terni. It connects the points of tourist interest in a vast area that includes the territory of the Lower Valley of the RiverBlack and that of the Medium Tiber Valley. [post_name] => grand-tour-rando [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/grand-tour-rando-2/ ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2375 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 13:25:50 [post_content] => Two ascetics, Lazarus and John in the year 516 came ti Italy from Syria and after long wanderong chose retire to a cave in the mountains of Spoleto erencting a hermitage that locals identify with Romitoria on Mount Solemn, above Macenano. It must ne Faroaldo II, Lombard duke of Spoleto, the buildong of the grave of the Saint Lazarus and John abbey dedicated to St. Peter where he retired in 720 when he was  ousted by his son Trasmondo  II and where he died  in 728 from Monaco. Even his son suffered the same fate when he was dismissed  by the Lombard King Liutprand, followed by  his successor Hilderic  that was driven out after only one year of his reign (739/740) . 881 the monastery  with farfa Underwent  the looting of the Saracens. Their tombs , found in the restoration work  began in 996 by Otto III, they were worthily  placed on the apse of the church redeploying   Roman sacrophagi, evidence of an  carlier settlement in the area. In the 1234 Gregory XI assigned the Abbey to the Cistercians in the line with the trend of Lazio under Innocent III. He was first scaled in his role with the passage  of the Ducky of Spoleto to the Church (1230) and then with its sale to the  Lateran Chapter ( 1303). In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII gives the estate of the abbey to Cibo. And to remember that Innocent IIIwas himself a Cibo ( Giovan Battista Cibo – Giobatta remembere as the Roman pontiff who began ruthless witch-hunt), as mentioned, formed by his son Franceschetto Cybo appointing a principality, as well as the Duke mof Spoleo also Earl  of Ferentillo and then govemor of the abbey. A Franceschetto , who married Mary Magdalenede Medici, was succeeded by his son Lorenzo Cybo, who, after her mother’s death Ricciarda, also assumed (always at the behest of his mother) the name of Malaspina. Alberico I Cybo Malaspina became Marquis of Massa, Carrara Lord, Count of Ferentillo  Governor of Monteleone lasted until 1730 with Alderano Cibo. The outrighe sale of the structure took place in 1907. Sonce 1917 the monastery passed into private hands and today, renovated, is running as a hotel. The church, which has remained as a body saparate from the abbey, has a single nave that dates from the seventh century; the apse of th twelfth century. Preserved medieval and Renaissance frescoes of the Umbrian school depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. The church is quite unadorned classic Romatinesque style, as you enter you will see two tall columns about a meter positioned along a line that saparates a distinct portion of th input from the body of the church and they were placed to define access to the unbaptized they could enter but not come close to baptized persons who are they positioned in the central part of the church. A further delimination consisted of two stone slabs carved about 120X120 which were positioned between the floor of the church and the alatr steps to separate the people from the clergy. So the church is divided into three parts:
  1. Not Baptized (input)
  2. baptized (central part)
  3. Clergy
  Lombard period are the two slabs carved in low relief that served as pariotion were reused to build the main altar. On what is in fornt fo the altar runs an inscripotion in latin, with curious characters mixed upper and lower case: “Holderic Dagileopa, in honor of St. Peter, and for the sake of St. Leo and St. Gregory, for the salvation of the soul (pro remedio animae)”. Hilderic Duke of Spoleto was between 739 and 742. The plate os also adorned with two bizarre figures, with arms bent at 90° and lift up, stripped to the waist and wearing a short skirt. The figures are surrounded by stylized plant stems, culminating in discs of Celtic crosses incùscribed. One of the two figures wielding one sort of stiletto that some found a chisel. This wpuld suggest that the figure is bear, the sculptor specified as engraving by “UR-SUS Magester FECIT” (“The master Bear did”) and the other figure is assimed to be the buyer Hilderic FROM GILEOPA...”. This San Pietro in Valle is one of the rare cases, medievalart, where one can easily distinguish the client by the craftsman, thanks to the fact that both are mentioned. That is presumably the rear bottom three corcles the SUN MOON EARTH and locked up in the spheres of the seven heavens circles is the last weather events and up at the stars. The cycle of frescoes of the tewlfth century (1550) are an unkown author and the left wall depict scenes from the Old Testament and in the right scenes from the New testment. The peculiarity is that it must be seen in a circular direction as following the scenes of a film, but also the peculirity lies in the fact that the author anticipating the pèainting of Giotto and Cimaabue (and Cavallini) gave dynamism to the characters by inserting scenes movement, something unkonw in painting of the period. The frescoes in the apse are the Master of Eggi (1445). Outside the door that leads form the church to the cloister on the side pillars are cavered St. Peter with keys and St. Paul with a sword.   Outdoor Architecture   The church classically oriented from west to east shows façade, oculus and Renaissance portal, facing tho old entrance to Spoleto. The mighty bell four orders can be dated to the late eleventh century. The cloister dates back to the twelfth century delimited by a four to two rows of colimns with a pagan altar at the center. Ths environment today is part of a receptive structure built on the premises of the monastery and it is not alwayw open.   Therapeutic practices   The unique position of the altar and John lazarus said of the Saints, placed in front of the apse of the left transept, forms a narrow ambulatory you must travel crouched and vaguely reminiscent of the walker of the crypts semiannular of some early Christian basilicans where they were venerate the relics of the martyrs. On the right side of the altar it has been practiced a small opening, protected by an iron gate, the fenestrella confessions, throught which were visible relics of the body.   Legend on the foundation of the Abbey   Legend has it that two hermits Lazzaro and Giovanno headed the Spoletine in search of a hidden place and mystical, arrived in Valnerina them and they built a chapel became a place of workship among the local people. After John’s death, Lazarus distressed, prayed to the Lord to comfort and these did appear in a dream to Faroaldo II Duke of Spoleto St. Peter (VIII sec.) and the adjoining monastery which adopted the rule of St. Benedict.   Benedictine Saints Fresco   The abbey revals a veritable palimpsest history from Roman times to the present day. A core pay was replaced, between the fourth and sixth centuries, an allocation hermit; in Lombard times was built, near the tomb of the nermits Lazzaro and Giovannoùi, a primitive monastery by Duke Spoleto Faroaldo II. The church underwent radical restoration then towards the end ogùf the tenth century, in the years of Otto III and Henry II. At the end of the twelfth century, the church was decorated with a large cycle of frescoes still lergely preserved in  the nave, while in the apse were replaced in the mid-fifteenth century by a new decoration, perhaps prompted by the original iconography. The apse wall is entirely covered by a large fresco depicting the basin Blessing Christ surrounded by angels. In the lower register, now in poor contition, ti shows a row of saints. From left: Martial, Eleiterio and Lazarus; Benedict at the central flanked by Placido and Mauro (?); below three other saints, of which only the first, John, can be identified by the registration below. The anonymous fresco of abside was identifies with an artist by the name maestro of  Eggi, painter, very active in the whole territory of Spoleto and Foligno, to the affinity that the work presents the frescoes of the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Eggi (Spoleto). The call ti figurative experiences to the early decades of the fifteenth century has also led to a date close to 1445. In this regard it noted that the artist created in, in 1442 a vast cycle of frescoes in the church of San Giuliano di Spoleto where there are many the saints depicted here.   Source:   http://www.iluoghidelsilenzio.it/abbazia-di-san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo/ [post_title] => San Pietro in Valle - Ferentillo [post_excerpt] => One of the most interesting attractions of the area. A journey in the history of the origin of the spirituality that characterizers the territory of Valnerina and Umbria. [post_name] => san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2387 [post_date] => 2015-10-15 11:11:30 [post_content] =>   The Marmore Waterfall is unique because his jump of 165 meters is the highest in Europe. It is unique because a real river, the Velino, pounces on another great river, the Nera. Most of the opening of the waterfall is an event and its expectation is the opportunity to immerse themselves in a park equipped. You know the surrounding area, the Nera Valley, rich in history, culture, nature and pleasant culinary surprises. The water from the Velino for many hours a day feeding one of Italy's most important hydroelectric plants producing clean energy. In some hours of the day and night the water is released, creating the spectacle of the waterfall.  The well-equipped "Waterfall Park", is always accessible and can be crossed and visited, both with entry from below. Access is along the Valnerina. Both the entry from above, from the village of "Marmore", which is on the edge of the plain of Rieti, not far from Lake Piediluco. The spectacle of the Marmore Falls can be enjoyed from various vantage points and, when it opened, you have time to reach them all. From the balcony of lovers at the end of a short tunnel excavated in the rock, you can even touch the water of the first and most impressive jump. A true immersion (essential to adopt waterproof) in a unique emotion. 1 CASCATA TUNNEL INNAMORATI   However, even when the waterfall is closed, pending it is opening, the discovery of the Park is an enchanting experience. The vegetation that has developed behind the jump is lush and rich in rare species. There are also caves, lakes and guided trails that make the visit interesting and enjoyable. The park offers plenty of attractions for both adults and children. Experiences that can be done individually. Alternatively, accompanied by specialized guides in thematic routes. The Park of the Cascade also offers the unique opportunity to practice sports disciplines. A few examples: trekking, caving, canyoning, rafting, climbing and downhill. Inside the park,  can be practiced all these extreme sports under the guidance of qualified instructors and guides. All services of the Marmore Falls are operated by  165 marmore falls (http://www.marmorefalls.it) by trained personnel. The offer is highly articulated. From the basic organization of packages hiking to a complete tour. For the little ones, there is also a path with professional entertainers. The ticket office is at "Piazzale Felice Fatati", along the SS 209 Valnerina, in the lower lookout. Inside the building is the Info point where to ask about all the tourist offers of the area and be able to organize an entire holiday. In the same building also has its 'head office the "Dit" (Integrated Tourist District).  Do not miss the 6D Cinema. Experience the thrill of rafting of the waterfall.  In an entirely secure environment but still giving the opportunity to feel the emotion of a real descent. Both, from the viewpoint:  the upper and the lower can set off with the bike for mountain biking or trekking bikes on different paths.  Various levels are available depending on the preparation and physical form, both in Valnerina that the trails around Lake Piediluco. You can rent bikes of different types as needed, and be accompanied by certified cycling guides. 1 CASCATA DELLE MARMORE - rafting 1 The Marmore waterfall is the ideal place for water sports like rafting, Hydrospeed, Canyoning, Canoeing and Kayaking. These disciplines can be practiced at all levels and at the Center Rafting Papigno you can find a wide range of proposals suitable for young people and adults. [post_title] => Marmore Waterfall [post_excerpt] => Marmore Falls is well worth a trip. Since it was created, more than 2000 years, the Marmore Falls is one of the most painted, photographed, described and praised in the world by the many visitors who had the privilege of seeing it in their path. From Virgil to the pilgrims on the road to Rome, by the nobles and by European intellectuals on the Grand Tour to tourists of the new millennium all over the centuries they have entered the Marmore waterfall as unmissable destination of their trip to Italy. Anyone who has not already visited, sooner or later will not be able to resist the magic of this place. [post_name] => cascata-delle-marmore [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/cascata-delle-marmore-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2373 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:48:35 [post_content] => Sacred and profane are mixed and become two distinct but complementary aspects of the same scenario. On the one hand, the religious fervor that revolves around the figure of Saint Benedict, founder of Western monasticism, the other the unforgettable walks in the surrounding area where nature is the only protagonist. Moreover, here's how Norcia becomes an ideal destination that attracts and satisfies visitors of all ages. Romantically perched Sibilla hills, this town has a scenic view of great interest: the peaks, snowy summer offer of dances, colorful coats during the seasons of spring and summer, especially on the plateau of the Central, where they open the view  Castelluccio Plan. The ideal time to visit is late spring when they open their corollas vast expanses of flowers of all kinds, creating a kaleidoscopic play of colors. However, the tectonic origin of these mountains caused several earthquakes, which, over the years, have almost entirely devastated the city center. What we see today is an architectural century, with low buildings to prevent further collapses. The long avenue that opens the door over Ascoli, city entrance leads directly to the main square, where it awaits the visitor the statue of St. Benedict, who was born here. Before crossing the threshold of the church dedicated to the saint and other public buildings that overlook the square, SARC captured the attention of folk crafts workshops and delicacies, some of which exhibit heads as trophies of wild boars, animals for some years now return to repopulate the surrounding mountains. Even the beautiful square has undergone renovations and reconstructions having suffered crippling damage during seismic events. Both the church and the buildings surrounding it, such as Castellina, fortified palace, and the Town Hall, they kept very little of their original appearance. Tradition has it that the church of St. Benedict was built on the ruins of the birthplace of the saint. It is more likely, however, that in the same place arose a Roman basilica then destroyed. Moreover, after the brisk walk around and greet at St. Benedict, will not be nothing to do but sit at the table and taste the local products. The kitchen is another highlight of Norcia. Truffles and bushmeat (also remember the hirsute mammal, the wild boar) predominate on the tables.However, the taste buds will go to the party with the famous "butchery-norcineria”, well known nationally. It is typical, processed pork products in a traditional way so that they earned the famous ham of Norcia PGI brand recognition in 1998. [post_title] => Norcia [post_excerpt] => Among the Valnerina and Monti Sibillini is a sacred place, where St. Benedict was born, where is possible taste the excellence of the territory, where is possible lose yourself in front of a "sea" of many colors... [post_name] => norcia [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/norcia-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2026 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:20:57 [post_content] => What to see in Terni? Certamente una visita nella città umbra riserverà tutta una serie di sorprese. La sua storia industriale recente la fa apparire diversa dalle altre città umbre la cui immagine è ferma al medioevo. Terni è viva e in continua trasformazione. Nella prima metà del ‘900 Terni veniva identificata come La Città Dinamica in grado di rappresentare la modernità in tutte le sue forme espressive. Questo carattere lo mantiene ancora oggi e lo esalta con la sua capacità di anticipare i cambiamenti perchè è una “città aperta all’innovazione”. Cosa vedere a Terni ? Sicuramente una città moderna che affonda però le sue radici in una storia millenaria di cui restano importanti testimonianze che continuano a vivere nel contesto della Città Dinamica. Costantemente vengono aggiunti elementi nuovi, senza però dimenticare la sua storia e le sue origini. Anfiteatro Terni è la città dai mille volti e dalle mille sorprese. La città dell’acciaio per la presenza della sua grande fabbrica ma anche la città dell’amore per il suo santo patrono San Valentino. La Terni Romana è ancora vivibile oggi perchè il suo Anfiteatro Fausto è fruibile d’estate come teatro all’aperto, ed è riconoscibile per le imponenti mura che delimitano il suo frequentatissimo parco urbano (la passeggiata) che è parte integrante di una vasta area verde con strutture dedicate agli sport: dall’atletica (il campo scuola) alla scherma (il palazzetto della scherma) al nuoto (il nuovo complesso delle piscine), al calcio (lo stadio Liberati) al ciclismo (il ciclodromo Perona). Caos 2 La Terni medievale (quartiere Clai), e quella settecentesca (quartiere Duomo) pullulano di locali frequentatissimi da quella che da tutti i turisti e forestieri viene apprezzata come la meglio gioventù. Terni è infatti una città piena di giovani che da soli rappresentano una grande attrattiva perchè sprizzano energia vitale e bellezza. La Movida Ternana è un fenomeno in crescita. Tutte le sere per l’aperitivo le vie del centro storico si animano e la città diventa un teatro dove il gioco della seduzione coinvolge indistintamente attori e spettatori.

Piazza dei bambini

Terni città dell’immagine con la sua fabbrica di cartoline (Alterocca) dell’inizio del ‘900 ha “illustrato” e fotografato l’Italia per decenni. Terni possiede studi televisivi (il Videocentro alle ex officine Bosco) e cinematografici (ex stabilimenti di Papigno) dove Roberto Benigni ha girato “la vita è bella” e “Pinocchio”, dove sono state prodotte serie televisive di successo, dove Carlo Rambaldi con la sua Accademia degli effetti speciali ha lasciato la sua preziosissima eredità. Terni ha una delle biblioteche più avanzate in Italia. Situata al centro della città, la BCT è frequentatissima da giovani e anziani e ospita ogni giorno iniziative culturali. Torre barbarasa Terni è anche città d’arte per il suo sistema museale ricco e articolato (da segnalare il CAOS - Centro Arti Opificio Siri) dove poter visitare sia il Museo archeologico che conserva reperti della vastissima necropoli del ferro e testimonianze romane, che la Pinacoteca Comunale dove spicca la pala francescana di Pier Matteo d’Amelia e il Museo di Arte contemporanea Aurelio De Felice dove sono presenti opere importanti di autori come Turcato, Severini, Mastroianni, Greco, Pomodoro e la ricca collezione di opere di Orneore Metelli, uno dei pittori naif più importanti nel panorama italiano della prima metà del ‘900. A Terni c’è anche la Fabbrica d’Armi con una delle collezioni di armi leggere funzionanti più interessante del mondo. Qui è stato costruito il fucile modello 91 utilizzato per l’attentato a J.F. Kennedy.

Cosa vedere a Terni ?

Le sculture moderne sono elementi che caratterizzano il paesaggio urbano ed è possibile incontrarle semplicemente percorrendo i larghi viali che separano il centro storico dalle periferie, anch’esse segnate da esempi mirabili di architettura moderna. A Terni hanno operato architetti come Cesare Bazzani, Mario Ridolfi, Wolfgang Frankl, Vittorio De Feo, Carlo Aymonino, Paolo Portoghesi. Non è facile stabilire una gerarchia di importanza tra la lancia di luce di Arnaldo Pomodoro, la fontana di Mario Ridolfi, l’hiperion di Agapito Miniucchi, le sculture di Eliseo Mattiacci, Bruno Ceccobelli, Umberto Mastroianni e tanti altri ancora a costituire uno dei più importanti ed estesi musei a cielo aperto di Arte Pubblica. Corso del Popolo 2 Terni è una delle poche città in Italia che può vantare un rilevante intervento urbanistico nel centro storico, rarissimo nel dopoguerra in Italia: Corso del Popolo, ideato da Mario Ridolfi che ha avuto una lunga gestazione ed ora è quasi completato. A Terni si può andare anche solo per fare colazione in una qualsiasi delle numerosissime pasticcerie che caratterizzano la città. Alla più famosa e storica Pasticceria Pazzaglia in Corso Tacito si è aggiunta nel dopoguerra la Pasticceria Modernissima in Viale Cesare Battisti dove scoprire il gusto ineguagliabile di una ciambella con panna e cioccolato. 1 Terni Movida   A Terni ci sono bar ovunque con tavoli all’aperto e sale interne. Famose anche le gelaterie e le panetterie dove acquistare il Pane di Terni con tutte le sue varianti. A Natale si trova il Pampepato e a Pasqua la Pizza dolce e la Pizza di formaggio. Da non perdere le Ciriole, un primo piatto a base di pasta semplice con condimenti saporitissimi. Terni è anche la città dei motori. Di Terni sono i campioni del mondo di motociclismo Libero Liberati e Paolo Pileri, l’eroico campione automobilistico Baconin Borzacchini, i piloti Mirko Giansanti e l’emergente Danilo Petrucci. The zoo 1 A Terni si vola. La sua aviosuperficie ospita iniziative di tutti i tipi, dai voli acrobatici ai raduni di superleggeri. Sicuramente molto frequentata la Scuola di paracadutismo (http://www.the-zoo.it), una delle più qualificate in Italia. Terni è la città della bicicletta. C’è infatti la maggiore concentrazione italiana di negozi di biciclette e di ciclofficine con una offerta che comprende tutte le marche e tutte le tipologie presenti sul mercato e che attrae acquirenti da tutta Italia a dimostrazione del fatto che il Ciclismo a Terni è vissuto a 360 gradi: dalla mobilità urbana, al cicloturismo, all’agonismo più estremo.

Cosa vedere a Terni ? Fate voi. Sicuramente a Terni non ci si annoia.

[post_title] => Terni - La Città Dinamica [post_excerpt] => Ecco una breve guida con alcuni suggerimenti su cosa vedere a Terni. Una serie di consigli che ne fanno scoprire alcuni aspetti poco conosciuti ai più e fuori dai luoghi comuni. [post_name] => terni-la-citta-dinamica [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/terni-la-citta-dinamica-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2369 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:45:29 [post_content] => Todi is entirely within high medieval walls, four km with lots of doors and ramparts, which once served as a defensive stronghold and that today adds to the charm and splendor. The old center of the town is so small but despite this, still it’s full of beautiful architecture.  It enchants for its uniqueness and it makes fall in love everyone who visits Todi.  A maze of streets, alleys and lanes winds from the church of San Fortunato, dating from the thirteenth century, which rises above a staircase, at the base, welcomes a stone statue. It is certainly the most famous citizen of Todi, which is also found in an oval painted on a wall inside the church. It is one of the most famous poets of the Middle Ages,  Jacopone De Benedetti, better known as Jacopone, author of famous religious hymns. This is Todi, where art, literature, and history are at the heart that manifests itself bursting at Piazza del Popolo: every monument and building that overlooks recount the illustrious past of the town. Tanks of Roman period dating to the first century a. C.  that were used to collect rainwater. The facade of the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. The symbol of religious power which opposes the temporal power represented by the three palaces that adorn the plaza: the People's Palace, the Palace of the Captain of the People and the Palazzo Dei Priori, where today are accommodated municipal offices and the City Museum and Gallery of Todi. The other buildings, with stone walls and flower-filled balconies, complete the perfection of this place, which seems to have remained unchanged over time, waiting for knights and ladies do their input. Adjacent to this, is Piazza Garibaldi, which offers one of the best views of Umbria: entire valleys that, depending on the season, give different colors, and evergreen hills, typical of the region, form the backdrop to the natural urban scenery. In the square, a monument to Garibaldi remembers its passage in July of 1849. From the old town, full of architectural references to Roman history, medieval and Renaissance art, you can walk away and get engage in urban trekking along the walkway of the city walls. And if the exercise was not enough, you can overlook the Rocca Park, the green lung of the city. The park shady paths, green fields and open spaces that lead directly to the Belvedere Promenade, where, in the distance, eyeing the village the only building outside the walls: the "Temple of Consolation". This is an elegant sixteenth-century example, the signature of which you would go back to Donato Bramante. Although not confirmed the paternity of the project, many references lead Renaissance architect, so that the building is known as "church Bramante." One of the most beautiful in Italy. [post_title] => Todi [post_excerpt] => The "Ideal City", where poets, saints, leaders, and patriots were born here or from here passed increasing its prestige. That, after centuries, remains unchanged. [post_name] => todi [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/todi-3/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2384 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 16:50:03 [post_content] => Narni Underground is a path that allows you to see the underground rooms of the ancient convent of San Domenico. The route begins in a church of the twelfth century, it discovered only 20 years ago, which contains frescoes of the oldest in the city. An opening in the wall will pass through a local Roman cistern, probably the rest of one of the houses, and soon after, along a long tunnel, you reach a large room, where interrogations took place for the Inquisition. A small cell, only one of its kind in Italy, with graffiti on the walls documenting the presence of indicted, one of them wanted to leave a message through a graphical code, not yet fully deciphered. The visit continues in the basement of the church of Santa Maria Impensole, where are preserved Roman structures with two tanks, above which a church was built in the eighth century, later used to construct above a Romanesque church. The path in "Narni Underground" ends within the Lacus, the largest early medieval cistern present in the fountain in Piazza Garibaldi, former Piazza del Lago.   [post_title] => Narni underground [post_excerpt] => The underground city of Narni is a unique mix of glamor and mystery. A place where, under the pavement citizen, history has left numerous significant traces where reread all the past of this land, from the Roman cisterns in a beautiful underground church to the graffiti made by the prisoners by the Inquisition inmates here, not yet fully deciphered. [post_name] => narni-sotterranea [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/narni-sotterranea-2/ ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2375 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 13:25:50 [post_content] => Two ascetics, Lazarus and John in the year 516 came ti Italy from Syria and after long wanderong chose retire to a cave in the mountains of Spoleto erencting a hermitage that locals identify with Romitoria on Mount Solemn, above Macenano. It must ne Faroaldo II, Lombard duke of Spoleto, the buildong of the grave of the Saint Lazarus and John abbey dedicated to St. Peter where he retired in 720 when he was  ousted by his son Trasmondo  II and where he died  in 728 from Monaco. Even his son suffered the same fate when he was dismissed  by the Lombard King Liutprand, followed by  his successor Hilderic  that was driven out after only one year of his reign (739/740) . 881 the monastery  with farfa Underwent  the looting of the Saracens. Their tombs , found in the restoration work  began in 996 by Otto III, they were worthily  placed on the apse of the church redeploying   Roman sacrophagi, evidence of an  carlier settlement in the area. In the 1234 Gregory XI assigned the Abbey to the Cistercians in the line with the trend of Lazio under Innocent III. He was first scaled in his role with the passage  of the Ducky of Spoleto to the Church (1230) and then with its sale to the  Lateran Chapter ( 1303). In 1484 Pope Innocent VIII gives the estate of the abbey to Cibo. And to remember that Innocent IIIwas himself a Cibo ( Giovan Battista Cibo – Giobatta remembere as the Roman pontiff who began ruthless witch-hunt), as mentioned, formed by his son Franceschetto Cybo appointing a principality, as well as the Duke mof Spoleo also Earl  of Ferentillo and then govemor of the abbey. A Franceschetto , who married Mary Magdalenede Medici, was succeeded by his son Lorenzo Cybo, who, after her mother’s death Ricciarda, also assumed (always at the behest of his mother) the name of Malaspina. Alberico I Cybo Malaspina became Marquis of Massa, Carrara Lord, Count of Ferentillo  Governor of Monteleone lasted until 1730 with Alderano Cibo. The outrighe sale of the structure took place in 1907. Sonce 1917 the monastery passed into private hands and today, renovated, is running as a hotel. The church, which has remained as a body saparate from the abbey, has a single nave that dates from the seventh century; the apse of th twelfth century. Preserved medieval and Renaissance frescoes of the Umbrian school depicting scenes from the Old and New Testament. The church is quite unadorned classic Romatinesque style, as you enter you will see two tall columns about a meter positioned along a line that saparates a distinct portion of th input from the body of the church and they were placed to define access to the unbaptized they could enter but not come close to baptized persons who are they positioned in the central part of the church. A further delimination consisted of two stone slabs carved about 120X120 which were positioned between the floor of the church and the alatr steps to separate the people from the clergy. So the church is divided into three parts:
  1. Not Baptized (input)
  2. baptized (central part)
  3. Clergy
  Lombard period are the two slabs carved in low relief that served as pariotion were reused to build the main altar. On what is in fornt fo the altar runs an inscripotion in latin, with curious characters mixed upper and lower case: “Holderic Dagileopa, in honor of St. Peter, and for the sake of St. Leo and St. Gregory, for the salvation of the soul (pro remedio animae)”. Hilderic Duke of Spoleto was between 739 and 742. The plate os also adorned with two bizarre figures, with arms bent at 90° and lift up, stripped to the waist and wearing a short skirt. The figures are surrounded by stylized plant stems, culminating in discs of Celtic crosses incùscribed. One of the two figures wielding one sort of stiletto that some found a chisel. This wpuld suggest that the figure is bear, the sculptor specified as engraving by “UR-SUS Magester FECIT” (“The master Bear did”) and the other figure is assimed to be the buyer Hilderic FROM GILEOPA...”. This San Pietro in Valle is one of the rare cases, medievalart, where one can easily distinguish the client by the craftsman, thanks to the fact that both are mentioned. That is presumably the rear bottom three corcles the SUN MOON EARTH and locked up in the spheres of the seven heavens circles is the last weather events and up at the stars. The cycle of frescoes of the tewlfth century (1550) are an unkown author and the left wall depict scenes from the Old Testament and in the right scenes from the New testment. The peculiarity is that it must be seen in a circular direction as following the scenes of a film, but also the peculirity lies in the fact that the author anticipating the pèainting of Giotto and Cimaabue (and Cavallini) gave dynamism to the characters by inserting scenes movement, something unkonw in painting of the period. The frescoes in the apse are the Master of Eggi (1445). Outside the door that leads form the church to the cloister on the side pillars are cavered St. Peter with keys and St. Paul with a sword.   Outdoor Architecture   The church classically oriented from west to east shows façade, oculus and Renaissance portal, facing tho old entrance to Spoleto. The mighty bell four orders can be dated to the late eleventh century. The cloister dates back to the twelfth century delimited by a four to two rows of colimns with a pagan altar at the center. Ths environment today is part of a receptive structure built on the premises of the monastery and it is not alwayw open.   Therapeutic practices   The unique position of the altar and John lazarus said of the Saints, placed in front of the apse of the left transept, forms a narrow ambulatory you must travel crouched and vaguely reminiscent of the walker of the crypts semiannular of some early Christian basilicans where they were venerate the relics of the martyrs. On the right side of the altar it has been practiced a small opening, protected by an iron gate, the fenestrella confessions, throught which were visible relics of the body.   Legend on the foundation of the Abbey   Legend has it that two hermits Lazzaro and Giovanno headed the Spoletine in search of a hidden place and mystical, arrived in Valnerina them and they built a chapel became a place of workship among the local people. After John’s death, Lazarus distressed, prayed to the Lord to comfort and these did appear in a dream to Faroaldo II Duke of Spoleto St. Peter (VIII sec.) and the adjoining monastery which adopted the rule of St. Benedict.   Benedictine Saints Fresco   The abbey revals a veritable palimpsest history from Roman times to the present day. A core pay was replaced, between the fourth and sixth centuries, an allocation hermit; in Lombard times was built, near the tomb of the nermits Lazzaro and Giovannoùi, a primitive monastery by Duke Spoleto Faroaldo II. The church underwent radical restoration then towards the end ogùf the tenth century, in the years of Otto III and Henry II. At the end of the twelfth century, the church was decorated with a large cycle of frescoes still lergely preserved in  the nave, while in the apse were replaced in the mid-fifteenth century by a new decoration, perhaps prompted by the original iconography. The apse wall is entirely covered by a large fresco depicting the basin Blessing Christ surrounded by angels. In the lower register, now in poor contition, ti shows a row of saints. From left: Martial, Eleiterio and Lazarus; Benedict at the central flanked by Placido and Mauro (?); below three other saints, of which only the first, John, can be identified by the registration below. The anonymous fresco of abside was identifies with an artist by the name maestro of  Eggi, painter, very active in the whole territory of Spoleto and Foligno, to the affinity that the work presents the frescoes of the church of San Michele Arcangelo in Eggi (Spoleto). The call ti figurative experiences to the early decades of the fifteenth century has also led to a date close to 1445. In this regard it noted that the artist created in, in 1442 a vast cycle of frescoes in the church of San Giuliano di Spoleto where there are many the saints depicted here.   Source:   http://www.iluoghidelsilenzio.it/abbazia-di-san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo/ [post_title] => San Pietro in Valle - Ferentillo [post_excerpt] => One of the most interesting attractions of the area. A journey in the history of the origin of the spirituality that characterizers the territory of Valnerina and Umbria. [post_name] => san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/san-pietro-in-valle-ferentillo-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2387 [post_date] => 2015-10-15 11:11:30 [post_content] =>   The Marmore Waterfall is unique because his jump of 165 meters is the highest in Europe. It is unique because a real river, the Velino, pounces on another great river, the Nera. Most of the opening of the waterfall is an event and its expectation is the opportunity to immerse themselves in a park equipped. You know the surrounding area, the Nera Valley, rich in history, culture, nature and pleasant culinary surprises. The water from the Velino for many hours a day feeding one of Italy's most important hydroelectric plants producing clean energy. In some hours of the day and night the water is released, creating the spectacle of the waterfall.  The well-equipped "Waterfall Park", is always accessible and can be crossed and visited, both with entry from below. Access is along the Valnerina. Both the entry from above, from the village of "Marmore", which is on the edge of the plain of Rieti, not far from Lake Piediluco. The spectacle of the Marmore Falls can be enjoyed from various vantage points and, when it opened, you have time to reach them all. From the balcony of lovers at the end of a short tunnel excavated in the rock, you can even touch the water of the first and most impressive jump. A true immersion (essential to adopt waterproof) in a unique emotion. 1 CASCATA TUNNEL INNAMORATI   However, even when the waterfall is closed, pending it is opening, the discovery of the Park is an enchanting experience. The vegetation that has developed behind the jump is lush and rich in rare species. There are also caves, lakes and guided trails that make the visit interesting and enjoyable. The park offers plenty of attractions for both adults and children. Experiences that can be done individually. Alternatively, accompanied by specialized guides in thematic routes. The Park of the Cascade also offers the unique opportunity to practice sports disciplines. A few examples: trekking, caving, canyoning, rafting, climbing and downhill. Inside the park,  can be practiced all these extreme sports under the guidance of qualified instructors and guides. All services of the Marmore Falls are operated by  165 marmore falls (http://www.marmorefalls.it) by trained personnel. The offer is highly articulated. From the basic organization of packages hiking to a complete tour. For the little ones, there is also a path with professional entertainers. The ticket office is at "Piazzale Felice Fatati", along the SS 209 Valnerina, in the lower lookout. Inside the building is the Info point where to ask about all the tourist offers of the area and be able to organize an entire holiday. In the same building also has its 'head office the "Dit" (Integrated Tourist District).  Do not miss the 6D Cinema. Experience the thrill of rafting of the waterfall.  In an entirely secure environment but still giving the opportunity to feel the emotion of a real descent. Both, from the viewpoint:  the upper and the lower can set off with the bike for mountain biking or trekking bikes on different paths.  Various levels are available depending on the preparation and physical form, both in Valnerina that the trails around Lake Piediluco. You can rent bikes of different types as needed, and be accompanied by certified cycling guides. 1 CASCATA DELLE MARMORE - rafting 1 The Marmore waterfall is the ideal place for water sports like rafting, Hydrospeed, Canyoning, Canoeing and Kayaking. These disciplines can be practiced at all levels and at the Center Rafting Papigno you can find a wide range of proposals suitable for young people and adults. [post_title] => Marmore Waterfall [post_excerpt] => Marmore Falls is well worth a trip. Since it was created, more than 2000 years, the Marmore Falls is one of the most painted, photographed, described and praised in the world by the many visitors who had the privilege of seeing it in their path. From Virgil to the pilgrims on the road to Rome, by the nobles and by European intellectuals on the Grand Tour to tourists of the new millennium all over the centuries they have entered the Marmore waterfall as unmissable destination of their trip to Italy. Anyone who has not already visited, sooner or later will not be able to resist the magic of this place. [post_name] => cascata-delle-marmore [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/cascata-delle-marmore-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2373 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:48:35 [post_content] => Sacred and profane are mixed and become two distinct but complementary aspects of the same scenario. On the one hand, the religious fervor that revolves around the figure of Saint Benedict, founder of Western monasticism, the other the unforgettable walks in the surrounding area where nature is the only protagonist. Moreover, here's how Norcia becomes an ideal destination that attracts and satisfies visitors of all ages. Romantically perched Sibilla hills, this town has a scenic view of great interest: the peaks, snowy summer offer of dances, colorful coats during the seasons of spring and summer, especially on the plateau of the Central, where they open the view  Castelluccio Plan. The ideal time to visit is late spring when they open their corollas vast expanses of flowers of all kinds, creating a kaleidoscopic play of colors. However, the tectonic origin of these mountains caused several earthquakes, which, over the years, have almost entirely devastated the city center. What we see today is an architectural century, with low buildings to prevent further collapses. The long avenue that opens the door over Ascoli, city entrance leads directly to the main square, where it awaits the visitor the statue of St. Benedict, who was born here. Before crossing the threshold of the church dedicated to the saint and other public buildings that overlook the square, SARC captured the attention of folk crafts workshops and delicacies, some of which exhibit heads as trophies of wild boars, animals for some years now return to repopulate the surrounding mountains. Even the beautiful square has undergone renovations and reconstructions having suffered crippling damage during seismic events. Both the church and the buildings surrounding it, such as Castellina, fortified palace, and the Town Hall, they kept very little of their original appearance. Tradition has it that the church of St. Benedict was built on the ruins of the birthplace of the saint. It is more likely, however, that in the same place arose a Roman basilica then destroyed. Moreover, after the brisk walk around and greet at St. Benedict, will not be nothing to do but sit at the table and taste the local products. The kitchen is another highlight of Norcia. Truffles and bushmeat (also remember the hirsute mammal, the wild boar) predominate on the tables.However, the taste buds will go to the party with the famous "butchery-norcineria”, well known nationally. It is typical, processed pork products in a traditional way so that they earned the famous ham of Norcia PGI brand recognition in 1998. [post_title] => Norcia [post_excerpt] => Among the Valnerina and Monti Sibillini is a sacred place, where St. Benedict was born, where is possible taste the excellence of the territory, where is possible lose yourself in front of a "sea" of many colors... [post_name] => norcia [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/norcia-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2026 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:20:57 [post_content] => What to see in Terni? Certamente una visita nella città umbra riserverà tutta una serie di sorprese. La sua storia industriale recente la fa apparire diversa dalle altre città umbre la cui immagine è ferma al medioevo. Terni è viva e in continua trasformazione. Nella prima metà del ‘900 Terni veniva identificata come La Città Dinamica in grado di rappresentare la modernità in tutte le sue forme espressive. Questo carattere lo mantiene ancora oggi e lo esalta con la sua capacità di anticipare i cambiamenti perchè è una “città aperta all’innovazione”. Cosa vedere a Terni ? Sicuramente una città moderna che affonda però le sue radici in una storia millenaria di cui restano importanti testimonianze che continuano a vivere nel contesto della Città Dinamica. Costantemente vengono aggiunti elementi nuovi, senza però dimenticare la sua storia e le sue origini. Anfiteatro Terni è la città dai mille volti e dalle mille sorprese. La città dell’acciaio per la presenza della sua grande fabbrica ma anche la città dell’amore per il suo santo patrono San Valentino. La Terni Romana è ancora vivibile oggi perchè il suo Anfiteatro Fausto è fruibile d’estate come teatro all’aperto, ed è riconoscibile per le imponenti mura che delimitano il suo frequentatissimo parco urbano (la passeggiata) che è parte integrante di una vasta area verde con strutture dedicate agli sport: dall’atletica (il campo scuola) alla scherma (il palazzetto della scherma) al nuoto (il nuovo complesso delle piscine), al calcio (lo stadio Liberati) al ciclismo (il ciclodromo Perona). Caos 2 La Terni medievale (quartiere Clai), e quella settecentesca (quartiere Duomo) pullulano di locali frequentatissimi da quella che da tutti i turisti e forestieri viene apprezzata come la meglio gioventù. Terni è infatti una città piena di giovani che da soli rappresentano una grande attrattiva perchè sprizzano energia vitale e bellezza. La Movida Ternana è un fenomeno in crescita. Tutte le sere per l’aperitivo le vie del centro storico si animano e la città diventa un teatro dove il gioco della seduzione coinvolge indistintamente attori e spettatori.

Piazza dei bambini

Terni città dell’immagine con la sua fabbrica di cartoline (Alterocca) dell’inizio del ‘900 ha “illustrato” e fotografato l’Italia per decenni. Terni possiede studi televisivi (il Videocentro alle ex officine Bosco) e cinematografici (ex stabilimenti di Papigno) dove Roberto Benigni ha girato “la vita è bella” e “Pinocchio”, dove sono state prodotte serie televisive di successo, dove Carlo Rambaldi con la sua Accademia degli effetti speciali ha lasciato la sua preziosissima eredità. Terni ha una delle biblioteche più avanzate in Italia. Situata al centro della città, la BCT è frequentatissima da giovani e anziani e ospita ogni giorno iniziative culturali. Torre barbarasa Terni è anche città d’arte per il suo sistema museale ricco e articolato (da segnalare il CAOS - Centro Arti Opificio Siri) dove poter visitare sia il Museo archeologico che conserva reperti della vastissima necropoli del ferro e testimonianze romane, che la Pinacoteca Comunale dove spicca la pala francescana di Pier Matteo d’Amelia e il Museo di Arte contemporanea Aurelio De Felice dove sono presenti opere importanti di autori come Turcato, Severini, Mastroianni, Greco, Pomodoro e la ricca collezione di opere di Orneore Metelli, uno dei pittori naif più importanti nel panorama italiano della prima metà del ‘900. A Terni c’è anche la Fabbrica d’Armi con una delle collezioni di armi leggere funzionanti più interessante del mondo. Qui è stato costruito il fucile modello 91 utilizzato per l’attentato a J.F. Kennedy.

Cosa vedere a Terni ?

Le sculture moderne sono elementi che caratterizzano il paesaggio urbano ed è possibile incontrarle semplicemente percorrendo i larghi viali che separano il centro storico dalle periferie, anch’esse segnate da esempi mirabili di architettura moderna. A Terni hanno operato architetti come Cesare Bazzani, Mario Ridolfi, Wolfgang Frankl, Vittorio De Feo, Carlo Aymonino, Paolo Portoghesi. Non è facile stabilire una gerarchia di importanza tra la lancia di luce di Arnaldo Pomodoro, la fontana di Mario Ridolfi, l’hiperion di Agapito Miniucchi, le sculture di Eliseo Mattiacci, Bruno Ceccobelli, Umberto Mastroianni e tanti altri ancora a costituire uno dei più importanti ed estesi musei a cielo aperto di Arte Pubblica. Corso del Popolo 2 Terni è una delle poche città in Italia che può vantare un rilevante intervento urbanistico nel centro storico, rarissimo nel dopoguerra in Italia: Corso del Popolo, ideato da Mario Ridolfi che ha avuto una lunga gestazione ed ora è quasi completato. A Terni si può andare anche solo per fare colazione in una qualsiasi delle numerosissime pasticcerie che caratterizzano la città. Alla più famosa e storica Pasticceria Pazzaglia in Corso Tacito si è aggiunta nel dopoguerra la Pasticceria Modernissima in Viale Cesare Battisti dove scoprire il gusto ineguagliabile di una ciambella con panna e cioccolato. 1 Terni Movida   A Terni ci sono bar ovunque con tavoli all’aperto e sale interne. Famose anche le gelaterie e le panetterie dove acquistare il Pane di Terni con tutte le sue varianti. A Natale si trova il Pampepato e a Pasqua la Pizza dolce e la Pizza di formaggio. Da non perdere le Ciriole, un primo piatto a base di pasta semplice con condimenti saporitissimi. Terni è anche la città dei motori. Di Terni sono i campioni del mondo di motociclismo Libero Liberati e Paolo Pileri, l’eroico campione automobilistico Baconin Borzacchini, i piloti Mirko Giansanti e l’emergente Danilo Petrucci. The zoo 1 A Terni si vola. La sua aviosuperficie ospita iniziative di tutti i tipi, dai voli acrobatici ai raduni di superleggeri. Sicuramente molto frequentata la Scuola di paracadutismo (http://www.the-zoo.it), una delle più qualificate in Italia. Terni è la città della bicicletta. C’è infatti la maggiore concentrazione italiana di negozi di biciclette e di ciclofficine con una offerta che comprende tutte le marche e tutte le tipologie presenti sul mercato e che attrae acquirenti da tutta Italia a dimostrazione del fatto che il Ciclismo a Terni è vissuto a 360 gradi: dalla mobilità urbana, al cicloturismo, all’agonismo più estremo.

Cosa vedere a Terni ? Fate voi. Sicuramente a Terni non ci si annoia.

[post_title] => Terni - La Città Dinamica [post_excerpt] => Ecco una breve guida con alcuni suggerimenti su cosa vedere a Terni. Una serie di consigli che ne fanno scoprire alcuni aspetti poco conosciuti ai più e fuori dai luoghi comuni. [post_name] => terni-la-citta-dinamica [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/terni-la-citta-dinamica-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2369 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:45:29 [post_content] => Todi is entirely within high medieval walls, four km with lots of doors and ramparts, which once served as a defensive stronghold and that today adds to the charm and splendor. The old center of the town is so small but despite this, still it’s full of beautiful architecture.  It enchants for its uniqueness and it makes fall in love everyone who visits Todi.  A maze of streets, alleys and lanes winds from the church of San Fortunato, dating from the thirteenth century, which rises above a staircase, at the base, welcomes a stone statue. It is certainly the most famous citizen of Todi, which is also found in an oval painted on a wall inside the church. It is one of the most famous poets of the Middle Ages,  Jacopone De Benedetti, better known as Jacopone, author of famous religious hymns. This is Todi, where art, literature, and history are at the heart that manifests itself bursting at Piazza del Popolo: every monument and building that overlooks recount the illustrious past of the town. Tanks of Roman period dating to the first century a. C.  that were used to collect rainwater. The facade of the Romanesque-Gothic Cathedral. The symbol of religious power which opposes the temporal power represented by the three palaces that adorn the plaza: the People's Palace, the Palace of the Captain of the People and the Palazzo Dei Priori, where today are accommodated municipal offices and the City Museum and Gallery of Todi. The other buildings, with stone walls and flower-filled balconies, complete the perfection of this place, which seems to have remained unchanged over time, waiting for knights and ladies do their input. Adjacent to this, is Piazza Garibaldi, which offers one of the best views of Umbria: entire valleys that, depending on the season, give different colors, and evergreen hills, typical of the region, form the backdrop to the natural urban scenery. In the square, a monument to Garibaldi remembers its passage in July of 1849. From the old town, full of architectural references to Roman history, medieval and Renaissance art, you can walk away and get engage in urban trekking along the walkway of the city walls. And if the exercise was not enough, you can overlook the Rocca Park, the green lung of the city. The park shady paths, green fields and open spaces that lead directly to the Belvedere Promenade, where, in the distance, eyeing the village the only building outside the walls: the "Temple of Consolation". This is an elegant sixteenth-century example, the signature of which you would go back to Donato Bramante. Although not confirmed the paternity of the project, many references lead Renaissance architect, so that the building is known as "church Bramante." One of the most beautiful in Italy. [post_title] => Todi [post_excerpt] => The "Ideal City", where poets, saints, leaders, and patriots were born here or from here passed increasing its prestige. That, after centuries, remains unchanged. [post_name] => todi [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/todi-3/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2384 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 16:50:03 [post_content] => Narni Underground is a path that allows you to see the underground rooms of the ancient convent of San Domenico. The route begins in a church of the twelfth century, it discovered only 20 years ago, which contains frescoes of the oldest in the city. An opening in the wall will pass through a local Roman cistern, probably the rest of one of the houses, and soon after, along a long tunnel, you reach a large room, where interrogations took place for the Inquisition. A small cell, only one of its kind in Italy, with graffiti on the walls documenting the presence of indicted, one of them wanted to leave a message through a graphical code, not yet fully deciphered. The visit continues in the basement of the church of Santa Maria Impensole, where are preserved Roman structures with two tanks, above which a church was built in the eighth century, later used to construct above a Romanesque church. The path in "Narni Underground" ends within the Lacus, the largest early medieval cistern present in the fountain in Piazza Garibaldi, former Piazza del Lago.   [post_title] => Narni underground [post_excerpt] => The underground city of Narni is a unique mix of glamor and mystery. A place where, under the pavement citizen, history has left numerous significant traces where reread all the past of this land, from the Roman cisterns in a beautiful underground church to the graffiti made by the prisoners by the Inquisition inmates here, not yet fully deciphered. [post_name] => narni-sotterranea [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/narni-sotterranea-2/ ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2525 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:03:53 [post_content] => A museum preserves these valuable and colorful objects. They are small works of art, hand-crafted by thousands of people, professional or otherwise, which since 1982 have participated in the various editions of the "Ovo Pinto". Just one egg, some color, and imagination! Aside from these simple elements the idea of ​​involving, from Easter Day until May 1, anyone willing to experiment with their artistic talents. And here they come to life characters, animals and even sculptures themselves. Charming villages are miniature paintings with maximum attention to detail, abstract figures, rich in symbols and again recalls famous art, such as replicas of works by Salvador Dali and dazzling gilded curlicues of Klimt. Great admiration arouses those engraved, illuminated internally, that are recognized as masterpieces. The competition, in fact, is aimed at professionals, but the originality of the initiative also involves a wide audience, which includes the entire schools. Any idea is welcome, each egg is welcome. There are, in fact, of various sizes, all displayed in the Museum after the awards. What has always been a simple and fun practice especially among children even it sinks its roots in Ancient Rome and can be transformed, through this contest, on one occasion to test themselves and show off their skills and creativity. [post_title] => Ovo Pinto in Civitella del Lago [post_excerpt] => Colored eggs, painted, white, large, smallish, engraved, pitted, used as containers ... All it takes to make masterpieces of these simple and delicate shells. [post_name] => ovo-pinto-a-civitella-del-lago [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/ovo-pinto-a-civitella-del-lago-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2523 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 09:43:46 [post_content] => Slowly the snow melts, the warm rays of the sun warm the soil fertile, and the belly of the earth eats small seeds that are going to need a few months before to peep in the uniform expanse mountain completely transforming the landscape.Between late May and early July, the plateau is located in the National Park of Sibillini become a tourist destination not only for the mountain trek but also because there is a most amazing show of nature. The thousands of flowers that cover the three levels of the plateau evocatively named "Pian Grande", "Pian Small" and "Pian Lost", open their corolla painting the ground as impressionistic brushstrokes of different colors. From blue to purple, red to yellow, passing the white and the blue. Lentils are in bloom, typical of Norcia, who excel in the colorful shades of color, next to which you can see expanses of poppies, daffodils, violets and many other varieties of flowers. Sports enthusiasts and adventurous you can relay in the path, discovering the free flowering, up to the "Lake of Pilate" on "Vettore Mount". It is possible also enjoy the magnificent scenery along the paths by bike or by a unique means of transport. Nothing better to remain in close contact with the nature of a trip riding a donkey! Moreover, if you have been conscious travelers, certainly you bring with you a basket with the sublime prosciutto di Norcia PGI for a picnic outdoors.  Indulging in this way both the eye and the palate. [post_title] => The flowering of Castelluccio di Norcia [post_excerpt] => It is not possible to visit Umbria, especially from late May to early July, without included a stop in Castelluccio of Norcia. The only advice: do not forget your camera! [post_name] => la-fiorita-di-castelluccio-di-norcia [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/la-fiorita-di-castelluccio-di-norcia-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2529 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:15:03 [post_content] => There isn’t a festival in Italy that can be compared to this, in importance and because of the attention it devotes to jazz music. Since the first edition, which took place in Piediluco in 1973, there have been many innovations and related initiatives that have helped make the event known not only in Italy. Starting with the names of the guests, who each year is involved embellishing the various editions. Keith Jarrett, James Brown, Chet Baker, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani and the list goes on ... From the beginning, in fact, the promoter of the festival, Carlo Pagnotta, had set the goal of popularizing jazz music throughout the country starting from Umbria where even small villages would be involved in this great project. Initially, the idea was to create a traveling festival, totally devoted to jazz. But it was not so easy to manage the large crowds and some difficulties encountered along the way, so, after a year off, Umbria Jazz was modernized. Today is held in July almost exclusively in Perugia, where the notes ring out of the most famous jazz artists, with some digression in the territories of rock, blues and pop songs. For this reason, the event has become a reference point for artists, professionals and the general public for which Perugia has become synonymous with glamor black and quality music. Discover and rediscover ancient streets and forgotten villages, walking on the border of the sky or through dense and mysterious forests, on the track of a fox or one of the robbers of the past. [post_title] => Umbria Jazz [post_excerpt] => A long love story binds Jazz and Umbria.A story that is renewed every year and that is nothing but a synthesis of the music of high quality and beautiful glimpses of an 'enchanted Perugia. [post_name] => umbria-jazz-2 [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/umbria-jazz-2-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2527 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:07:35 [post_content] => Raise your glasses, he is about to make its entrance Duke Federico Cesi, accompanied by his noble wife, Artemisia Colonna. And a so great event it is necessary to set up a dinner table of respectable. The three districts of the city of Acquasparta - The Ghetto, the Old Port, and Saint Christopher - so start the race to stand out and excel in the eyes of the Duke, founder of the prestigious Academy of the Lincei in 1603. But the races are held not only on the culinary level. The districts will compete in a series of games, tournaments and comparisons to clinch the final Palio. The coveted award is the delivery of the keys of the city to be jealously guarded until the following year. On the streets and in the central square, you will hear the voices of children running behind the jugglers and musicians. Anxiously awaiting the performance of theater groups of drummers and flag bearers. People crowd the antique markets prepared for the occasion, but, above all else, there is turmoil in the Tournament of the Lynx, the jousting tournament which will see the riders compete in the tournament in tests of skill and precision. Young and old alike are drawn to the living revival of the classic game of the Goose in a Renaissance version where there are tests of skill and dexterity. Accomplices of the event, the stars and the warm evenings of early summer, the charm of the old traditional tales and comedies acted in the most particular place of the village. Everything becomes so seductive and appealing. [post_title] => The Renaissance in Acquasparta [post_excerpt] => Among the starry sky and balmy evenings of early summer, the Renaissance is told through the dishes, traditional festivals and the splendor of the clothes in the most characteristic of the village. [post_name] => rinascimento-a-acquasparta [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/rinascimento-a-acquasparta-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2519 [post_date] => 2015-10-09 00:09:41 [post_content] => They cried all in Gubbio on May 16, 1160.Wept even the walls, the very ones that the bishop Ubaldo had helped to rebuild after a fire in 1126. The community was all there in honor of the man who for years had defense, stopping even the expulsion of Barbarossa, the city.From that day, the people of Gubbio did not stop more than remember. Every year on May 15, the community in mystical procession along the streets of the town carrying sticks of wax, to the basilica built on Mount Ingino, which still holds the remains of the saint.The candles, becoming more impressive, in the sixteenth century were replaced with three gigantic wooden structures (weighing about four tons each) surmounted by statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony, who with several restorations still survive our days.Today's devotion to St. Ubaldo is still alive, and the ancient procession in his honor has become for years now in a rousing party, a wild ride where ceraioli carry on their shoulders the candles (mounted on stretchers) along the typical streets of the old town to the summit of Mount Ingino.On the feast day, start with the procession of the saints, and to separate the Candles, the procession until the race itself the adrenaline and tension burst into the city. People crowding the city is plagued by the enthusiasm that becomes uncontrollable. A day of ordinary madness! A day in which each of us at least once in life should attend.Despite the party will face back to the death of the bishop Ubaldo, many scholars see in it profane elements linked to the ancient rites iguvini described in the Tables of Gubbio unearthed in 1444. [post_title] => Candles running in Gubbio [post_excerpt] => The religious and folk festival par excellence. A historic village, thousands of people, thronged the streets and overwhelming rush. An experience, to do at least once in lifetime. [post_name] => la-corsa-dei-ceri-di-gubbio [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/la-corsa-dei-ceri-di-gubbio-2/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2521 [post_date] => 2015-10-01 09:19:31 [post_content] => In the last weekend of June Collescipoli, a small medieval village just outside the city of Terni, it is transformed into the citadel of jazz. Jazzit magazine and the publishing house the Vanni Publisher, organize an event that brings together the approximately four hundred musicians from all over Italy who perform for free in the streets of the village for a total of about sixty concerts in three days. The atmosphere is that of a great celebration of music. Every corner of Collescipoli hosts concerts, conferences, workshops, educational workshops and the Jazz Expo, a meeting place for all industry players. For this occasion the people open the music, and not metaphorically! The inhabitants of Collescipoli host events in their homes and the Proloco contributes actively to the organization of the festival and the management of dining options around the village. Since its first edition, the Fest Jazzit refused government grants but supports through joint financing with the crowdfunding platform Development Bank Cultural. The funds collected are used for the 70% to support the realization of the event, 10% to fund the Proloco of Collescipoli, the Italian Association of Jazz Musicians and creative start-ups that will be born in Terni. The festival also features a "Charter of Values"  and a "Code of Ethics"  promoting cultural experimentation, artistic, social, organizational and economic. For that he deserved European good practices entitled "Culture Shapes The Smart City" and the honorary patronage UNESCO. [post_title] => Jazzit Fest in Collescipoli [post_excerpt] => For three days the village of Collescipoli become the citadel of jazz: sixty free concerts, workshops, conferences, good food and good music to be enjoyed among thousands of people. [post_name] => jazzit-fest-a-collescipoli [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/jazzit-fest-a-collescipoli-2/ ) )
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2525 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:03:53 [post_content] => A museum preserves these valuable and colorful objects. They are small works of art, hand-crafted by thousands of people, professional or otherwise, which since 1982 have participated in the various editions of the "Ovo Pinto". Just one egg, some color, and imagination! Aside from these simple elements the idea of ​​involving, from Easter Day until May 1, anyone willing to experiment with their artistic talents. And here they come to life characters, animals and even sculptures themselves. Charming villages are miniature paintings with maximum attention to detail, abstract figures, rich in symbols and again recalls famous art, such as replicas of works by Salvador Dali and dazzling gilded curlicues of Klimt. Great admiration arouses those engraved, illuminated internally, that are recognized as masterpieces. The competition, in fact, is aimed at professionals, but the originality of the initiative also involves a wide audience, which includes the entire schools. Any idea is welcome, each egg is welcome. There are, in fact, of various sizes, all displayed in the Museum after the awards. What has always been a simple and fun practice especially among children even it sinks its roots in Ancient Rome and can be transformed, through this contest, on one occasion to test themselves and show off their skills and creativity. [post_title] => Ovo Pinto in Civitella del Lago [post_excerpt] => Colored eggs, painted, white, large, smallish, engraved, pitted, used as containers ... All it takes to make masterpieces of these simple and delicate shells. [post_name] => ovo-pinto-a-civitella-del-lago [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/ovo-pinto-a-civitella-del-lago-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 2523 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 09:43:46 [post_content] => Slowly the snow melts, the warm rays of the sun warm the soil fertile, and the belly of the earth eats small seeds that are going to need a few months before to peep in the uniform expanse mountain completely transforming the landscape.Between late May and early July, the plateau is located in the National Park of Sibillini become a tourist destination not only for the mountain trek but also because there is a most amazing show of nature. The thousands of flowers that cover the three levels of the plateau evocatively named "Pian Grande", "Pian Small" and "Pian Lost", open their corolla painting the ground as impressionistic brushstrokes of different colors. From blue to purple, red to yellow, passing the white and the blue. Lentils are in bloom, typical of Norcia, who excel in the colorful shades of color, next to which you can see expanses of poppies, daffodils, violets and many other varieties of flowers. Sports enthusiasts and adventurous you can relay in the path, discovering the free flowering, up to the "Lake of Pilate" on "Vettore Mount". It is possible also enjoy the magnificent scenery along the paths by bike or by a unique means of transport. Nothing better to remain in close contact with the nature of a trip riding a donkey! Moreover, if you have been conscious travelers, certainly you bring with you a basket with the sublime prosciutto di Norcia PGI for a picnic outdoors.  Indulging in this way both the eye and the palate. [post_title] => The flowering of Castelluccio di Norcia [post_excerpt] => It is not possible to visit Umbria, especially from late May to early July, without included a stop in Castelluccio of Norcia. The only advice: do not forget your camera! [post_name] => la-fiorita-di-castelluccio-di-norcia [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/la-fiorita-di-castelluccio-di-norcia-2/ ) [2] => Array ( [ID] => 2529 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:15:03 [post_content] => There isn’t a festival in Italy that can be compared to this, in importance and because of the attention it devotes to jazz music. Since the first edition, which took place in Piediluco in 1973, there have been many innovations and related initiatives that have helped make the event known not only in Italy. Starting with the names of the guests, who each year is involved embellishing the various editions. Keith Jarrett, James Brown, Chet Baker, Carlos Santana, Eric Clapton, Miles Davis, Paolo Fresu, Stefano Bollani and the list goes on ... From the beginning, in fact, the promoter of the festival, Carlo Pagnotta, had set the goal of popularizing jazz music throughout the country starting from Umbria where even small villages would be involved in this great project. Initially, the idea was to create a traveling festival, totally devoted to jazz. But it was not so easy to manage the large crowds and some difficulties encountered along the way, so, after a year off, Umbria Jazz was modernized. Today is held in July almost exclusively in Perugia, where the notes ring out of the most famous jazz artists, with some digression in the territories of rock, blues and pop songs. For this reason, the event has become a reference point for artists, professionals and the general public for which Perugia has become synonymous with glamor black and quality music. Discover and rediscover ancient streets and forgotten villages, walking on the border of the sky or through dense and mysterious forests, on the track of a fox or one of the robbers of the past. [post_title] => Umbria Jazz [post_excerpt] => A long love story binds Jazz and Umbria.A story that is renewed every year and that is nothing but a synthesis of the music of high quality and beautiful glimpses of an 'enchanted Perugia. [post_name] => umbria-jazz-2 [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/umbria-jazz-2-2/ ) [3] => Array ( [ID] => 2527 [post_date] => 2015-10-05 10:07:35 [post_content] => Raise your glasses, he is about to make its entrance Duke Federico Cesi, accompanied by his noble wife, Artemisia Colonna. And a so great event it is necessary to set up a dinner table of respectable. The three districts of the city of Acquasparta - The Ghetto, the Old Port, and Saint Christopher - so start the race to stand out and excel in the eyes of the Duke, founder of the prestigious Academy of the Lincei in 1603. But the races are held not only on the culinary level. The districts will compete in a series of games, tournaments and comparisons to clinch the final Palio. The coveted award is the delivery of the keys of the city to be jealously guarded until the following year. On the streets and in the central square, you will hear the voices of children running behind the jugglers and musicians. Anxiously awaiting the performance of theater groups of drummers and flag bearers. People crowd the antique markets prepared for the occasion, but, above all else, there is turmoil in the Tournament of the Lynx, the jousting tournament which will see the riders compete in the tournament in tests of skill and precision. Young and old alike are drawn to the living revival of the classic game of the Goose in a Renaissance version where there are tests of skill and dexterity. Accomplices of the event, the stars and the warm evenings of early summer, the charm of the old traditional tales and comedies acted in the most particular place of the village. Everything becomes so seductive and appealing. [post_title] => The Renaissance in Acquasparta [post_excerpt] => Among the starry sky and balmy evenings of early summer, the Renaissance is told through the dishes, traditional festivals and the splendor of the clothes in the most characteristic of the village. [post_name] => rinascimento-a-acquasparta [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/rinascimento-a-acquasparta-2/ ) [4] => Array ( [ID] => 2519 [post_date] => 2015-10-09 00:09:41 [post_content] => They cried all in Gubbio on May 16, 1160.Wept even the walls, the very ones that the bishop Ubaldo had helped to rebuild after a fire in 1126. The community was all there in honor of the man who for years had defense, stopping even the expulsion of Barbarossa, the city.From that day, the people of Gubbio did not stop more than remember. Every year on May 15, the community in mystical procession along the streets of the town carrying sticks of wax, to the basilica built on Mount Ingino, which still holds the remains of the saint.The candles, becoming more impressive, in the sixteenth century were replaced with three gigantic wooden structures (weighing about four tons each) surmounted by statues of St. Ubaldo, St. George and St. Anthony, who with several restorations still survive our days.Today's devotion to St. Ubaldo is still alive, and the ancient procession in his honor has become for years now in a rousing party, a wild ride where ceraioli carry on their shoulders the candles (mounted on stretchers) along the typical streets of the old town to the summit of Mount Ingino.On the feast day, start with the procession of the saints, and to separate the Candles, the procession until the race itself the adrenaline and tension burst into the city. People crowding the city is plagued by the enthusiasm that becomes uncontrollable. A day of ordinary madness! A day in which each of us at least once in life should attend.Despite the party will face back to the death of the bishop Ubaldo, many scholars see in it profane elements linked to the ancient rites iguvini described in the Tables of Gubbio unearthed in 1444. [post_title] => Candles running in Gubbio [post_excerpt] => The religious and folk festival par excellence. A historic village, thousands of people, thronged the streets and overwhelming rush. An experience, to do at least once in lifetime. [post_name] => la-corsa-dei-ceri-di-gubbio [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/la-corsa-dei-ceri-di-gubbio-2/ ) [5] => Array ( [ID] => 2521 [post_date] => 2015-10-01 09:19:31 [post_content] => In the last weekend of June Collescipoli, a small medieval village just outside the city of Terni, it is transformed into the citadel of jazz. Jazzit magazine and the publishing house the Vanni Publisher, organize an event that brings together the approximately four hundred musicians from all over Italy who perform for free in the streets of the village for a total of about sixty concerts in three days. The atmosphere is that of a great celebration of music. Every corner of Collescipoli hosts concerts, conferences, workshops, educational workshops and the Jazz Expo, a meeting place for all industry players. For this occasion the people open the music, and not metaphorically! The inhabitants of Collescipoli host events in their homes and the Proloco contributes actively to the organization of the festival and the management of dining options around the village. Since its first edition, the Fest Jazzit refused government grants but supports through joint financing with the crowdfunding platform Development Bank Cultural. The funds collected are used for the 70% to support the realization of the event, 10% to fund the Proloco of Collescipoli, the Italian Association of Jazz Musicians and creative start-ups that will be born in Terni. The festival also features a "Charter of Values"  and a "Code of Ethics"  promoting cultural experimentation, artistic, social, organizational and economic. For that he deserved European good practices entitled "Culture Shapes The Smart City" and the honorary patronage UNESCO. [post_title] => Jazzit Fest in Collescipoli [post_excerpt] => For three days the village of Collescipoli become the citadel of jazz: sixty free concerts, workshops, conferences, good food and good music to be enjoyed among thousands of people. [post_name] => jazzit-fest-a-collescipoli [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/jazzit-fest-a-collescipoli-2/ ) )
SELECT wp.ID, wp.post_date, wp.post_content, wp.post_title, wp.post_excerpt, wp.post_name, wp.guid FROM wp_terms wt INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy wtt ON wt.term_id = wtt.term_id INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships wtr ON wtt.term_taxonomy_id = wtr.term_taxonomy_id INNER JOIN wp_posts wp ON wtr.object_id = wp.id INNER JOIN wp_postmeta wpm ON wpm.post_id = wp.id AND meta_key REGEXP '^importanza' WHERE slug = 'offers' AND wp.post_status = 'publish' ORDER BY wpm.meta_value DESC LIMIT 6
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 1994 [post_date] => 2015-12-03 12:41:01 [post_content] => Terminillo - single stage of 2 days / 1 night High difficulty, recommended for trained cyclists Distance 104 km - Difference in height 2082 m. Climb: step of Fuscello (q. 1100 m.) And saddle Leonessa (q. 1910 m.) - Max slope. 12% PROGRAM Saturday morning - Arrival in Piediluco and hotel accommodation. Briefing and tour of the lake Piediluco as heating and local knowledge. Dinner at the hotel or local restaurant. Sunday morning - breakfast and departure for the tour of Terminillo at 8,30am. Stop at Leonessa country for coffee. Stop in Terminillo at the end of the climb. Return to the hotel. Snacks, shower and departure. Price per person in double room H / B (half board) from € 140 The fee includes: - 1 night in a double room with half board at the accommodation - Guide cycling - Umbria Bike Tours Kit (Maps, plans, information material) - Briefing on the day of arrival with our staff and delivery information material The price does not include: - Travel costs - Meals - Extras and anything not specified in the entry “fee includes”. Additional services on request - Bike rent - Helmet rental - Backpack - Transfers - Entrance fees and guided tours - Medical Insurance luggage Reductions - Reduction third and fourth bed - Baggage the following: there is a decrease of the total package in the case of self-transport of their baggage from the participants * Package price valid for a minimum of 6 participants. For departures with less than 6 participants, the fee will be calculated at the time. It depends on the number of participants. [post_title] => Terminillo Bike [post_excerpt] => All cyclists aspire face the great climbs and this is an opportunity to do it with the climb of the Terminillo, starting from Lake Piediluco. [post_name] => terminillo-climbing [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/?p=1994 ) )
SELECT wp.ID, wp.post_date, wp.post_content, wp.post_title, wp.post_excerpt, wp.post_name, wp.guid FROM wp_terms wt INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy wtt ON wt.term_id = wtt.term_id INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships wtr ON wtt.term_taxonomy_id = wtr.term_taxonomy_id INNER JOIN wp_posts wp ON wtr.object_id = wp.id INNER JOIN wp_postmeta wpm ON wpm.post_id = wp.id AND meta_key REGEXP '^importanza' WHERE slug = 'services' AND wp.post_status = 'publish' ORDER BY wpm.meta_value DESC LIMIT 6
Array ( [0] => Array ( [ID] => 2360 [post_date] => 2015-10-30 08:26:12 [post_content] => The ALIS Cooperative was established in 1993 and its focus is on the services sector for private companies and public bodies. It operates in the following sectors: • Building maintenance • maintenance of green • cleaning • custody and porterage • Tourist services. Here in Umbria and in particular in the municipality of Terni, it develops and promotes reception services, tourist guides and hiking in the area of Marmore. [post_title] => Cooperativa Sociale Alis [post_excerpt] => Servizi di assistenza completi per il turista [post_name] => cooperativa-sociale-alis [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/cooperativa-sociale-alis-2/ ) [1] => Array ( [ID] => 3528 [post_date] => 2016-01-12 19:11:39 [post_content] => Umbria and, in particular, the territory of Valnerina can count on a substantial number of cycling guides. Guides can accompany and assist cyclists and tourists (including foreigners) who love the bike as means of transport, as a means of entertainment and an opportunity to live a full knowledge of the territory. This figure, recently established, has a good technical and athletic. At the same time he has a knowledge of the area, its history, art, culture, the structure of human settlements, the economy, the morphology and the nature of the places visited. Groups or individuals may be accompanied by various types of tours or excursions. Both on the road with a road bike, or in natural excursions with mountain bikes; or with city bikes to lead groups in the city or the historical centers; with any bike to discover the tastes, smells tastes and traditions of the rural folk. The activity of the guides is carried out individually or collectively (plus guides) within the association to which they belong or on its behalf for other partnerships and institutions, as well as tourist facilities. [post_title] => Cycling guides [post_excerpt] => [post_name] => guide-cicloturistiche-4 [guid] => http://www.umbriaexperience.it/guide-cicloturistiche-4-2/ ) )
SELECT wp.ID, wp.post_date, wp.post_content, wp.post_title, wp.post_excerpt, wp.post_name, wp.guid FROM wp_terms wt INNER JOIN wp_term_taxonomy wtt ON wt.term_id = wtt.term_id INNER JOIN wp_term_relationships wtr ON wtt.term_taxonomy_id = wtr.term_taxonomy_id INNER JOIN wp_posts wp ON wtr.object_id = wp.id INNER JOIN wp_postmeta wpm ON wpm.post_id = wp.id AND meta_key REGEXP '^importanza' WHERE slug = 'accommodations' AND wp.post_status = 'publish' ORDER BY wpm.meta_value DESC LIMIT 6