Entre Ombrie et Toscane
The central location of the campsite, between Umbria and Tuscany, allows our guests to quickly reach all the main tourist locations such as Siena, Florence, Perugia, Assisi and many others.
A perk, therefore, for those who want to move on the territory having a fixed base from where to leave and then come back every evening.
This territory, between Umbria and Tuscany, is indeed very rich in artistic, cultural and naturalistic beauties, to the point where it has become increasingly popular with many tourists who love relaxing and beauty.
You can plan several day trips between Umbria and Tuscany: art destinations like Perugia (about 30 km), Assisi (about 45 km), Orvieto (55 km), Todi (70 km), Gubbio (55 km), eno-gastronomic destinations such as the small villages bordering Tuscany (Montepulciano, Cortona, Montalcino, Pienza), or go to the greatest Italian cities, like Florence, Sienna or Rome.
Perugia, the great « Arce Guelfa », stands in the middle of Umbria, with its 5 historic quarters enclosed by the Etruscan walls. The huge bastions, formed by cyclopic boulders squared and put in place 22 centuries ago, are still visible for long stretches. Entering the city of Perugia from Porta San Pietro, you’ll find the Basilica of San Domenico on the right. The well-known National Archaeological Museum of Umbria was ordered in the cloisters and in the adjacent convent. Then you’ll reach Piazza del Sopramuro and, after a short climb, one of the important squares of Italy will open up: Piazza Grande in Perugia (Piazza IV Novembre), dominated in the center by the Fontana Maggiore dating back to the 13th century. In the square, the superb monumental complex opens up that in addition to the fountain, also includes the Cathedral and the splendid Palazzo dei Priori. Among the most important events organized in the city, the Umbria Jazz music festival deserves a special mention: every year attracts important names from the national and international music scene. Furthermore, the gastronomic event of Eurochocolate. Finally to be remembered in Perugia, a pleasant place especially for children, is Città della Domenica, the first amusement park in Italy!
Orvieto is an ancient city, full of charm and history, as well as being a lively and eventful location. The origins of Orvieto date back to the Etruscan civilization: the city prospered throughout the Middle Ages, reaching the peak of development in the 13th century. During this period there was a fervent work of construction of palaces and sacred buildings among which the famous Duomo, dating back to 1263, undoubtedly the most important architectural testimony of the city, with its splendid Gothic facade and the richness of the decorations and of the internal chapels.
The Marmore Falls are a waterfall with controlled flow, inserted in a large natural park, among the highest in Europe having a total height difference of 165 m, divided into three jumps. It is located about 7 km away from Terni, in Umbria, almost at the end of Valnerina, the long valley carved by the river Nera. The name derives from calcium carbonate salts found on rocks that are similar to white marble.
Spoleto, while also showing evident influences from the Roman era in the urban fabric, maintains an ancient – medieval aspect substantially intact, due to the period in which it was first flourishing Longobard Duchy and then an important center of the Papal State. Not far from the 13th century church of S. Gregorio Maggiore there is still a Roman bridge with three arches in blocks of travertine (also called Sanguinario) and the 2nd century amphitheater. A.D. Monuments of the most recent period equally fascinating are the churches of San Domenico and San Ponziano, both built around the 12th century. The Basilica di San Pietro is certainly of great interest due to the extraordinary bas-reliefs that adorn its thirteenth-century façade. From the space in front of San Pietro you can enjoy a wide view that embraces all of Spoleto up to the mighty Ponte delle Torri, with its ten arches. 80 meters high and 230 meters long, the bridge connects the Rocca to the slopes of the mountain that dominates the town.
Gubbio is a fascinating and unforgettable city nestled on the slopes of Mount Ingino, Gubbio is one of the oldest cities in Umbria, marvelously preserved over the centuries and rich in monuments that bear witness to its glorious past. Overlooked from above by the monumental Basilica of Sant’Ubaldo which houses the incorrupt remains of the Patron, Gubbio houses architectural masterpieces that symbolize and recall the power of this medieval city-state. Among the most important events organized in the city of Gubbio, the Corsa dei Ceri and the historical re-enactment of the Palio della Balestra deserve a special mention. The traditional Corsa dei Ceri, of very ancient origins, is held every May 15th and is an evocative and absolutely unique event.
Assisi is a small medieval village of about 25,000 perched on a hill in Umbria famous because it is the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi stretches on the slopes of Mount Subasio, above the plain where the Topino and Chiascio flows. In addition to the buildings of worship of such great importance that it can not be considered its exclusive heritage, such as the Basilica of San Francesco, tourists can also visit the Basilica of Santa Chiara and the Church of San Pietro.
Our camping is in a perfect position between Umbria and Tuscany because in a few minutes you can visit the small « pearls » of Tuscany: Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza… small medieval jewels that have a beautiful history made of great wine, food and old traditions!
Siena is one of the most loved and visited cities in Tuscany, a place rich in history and art, but also with strong traditions, mainly linked to the districts and the famous Palio di Siena. Located in the center of Tuscany, Siena can be easily reached by car, train and bus. Go straight into the heart of the city, towards the wonderful Piazza del Campo, one of the city’s landmarks. You can decide whether to start your day here in Siena or continue towards the Duomo, reserving you to return to the Piazza later. In the area between Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral you will find substantially the main attractions of the city: the Torre del Mangia, the Baptistery and the Piccolomini library.
Florence is indisputably the most famous Tuscan city in the world. Every year millions of people visit the main streets, stroll through its streets admiring monuments, churches, palaces and places of interest. Difficult to summarize the beauty of the « cradle of the Renaissance »: starting from Piazza del Duomo and the impressive Baptistery, continue to Palazzo della Signoria and the Uffizi Gallery and reach the Oltrarno, while admiring the spectacular showcases of jewelers crossing the Ponte Vecchio.
Rome, capital of Italy, is a large cosmopolitan city with an artistic, architectural and cultural history that has influenced the whole world and dates back to almost 3000 years ago. The ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum testify to the power of the ancient Roman Empire. In the Vatican City, home to the Catholic Church, are St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as the Sistine Chapel frescoed by Michelangelo. It would take months, if not years, to discover it all it but also in a weekend you can enjoy the atmosphere rich in history and culture. Monuments and attractions await you around every corner, every step is a surprise that doesn’t disappoint.