Places to visit in Umbria and Tuscany
Section of our website dedicated to the places to visit in Umbria and Tuscany paying a particular attention to the sites close to Città della Pieve, which are easy to reach from our Country Resort.
Città della Pieve
The ancient medieval village of Città della Pieve is located in a dominant position over the Valdichiana valley, between Tuscany and Umbria, 509 mt over the level of the sea.
You will be fascinated by the stunning view of Monte Cetona, Montepuliciano’s and the Trasimeno’s hills. Its main caracteristic is the anciant urban design and its artistic and monumental heritage. Here was born Pietro Vannucci, also known as Il Perugino. Città della Pieve hosts some precious master pieces such as L'Adorazione dei Magi, Deposizione della Croce e Il Battesimo di Cristo.
ASSISI is the queen of our region. It is situated at the bottom of Monte Subasio, and is the place of birth of San Francesco, patron of Italy, and Santa Chiara.
The townhall square is the center of the city but there are many other monuments to visit starting from the San Francesco Basil which is part of the Unesco heritage, and S. Maria degli Angeli where San Francesco used to pray.
CORTONA dominates the Valdichiana and admire the Monte Amiata. The medieval walls that surround it give the town a considerable archeological importance. From the city you can enjoy a great view of Lake Trasimeno. In a principal part of the city are located the sanctuary of Santa Margherita, the sanctuary of Francescano delle Celle and the Medici fortress.
Along Cortona’s alley you can visit the Etruscan Academy Museum, the Diocesan Museum, The Cathedral, S. Domenico’s and S. Francesco’s Churches. An appointment that you cannot miss it is Cortona Antiquaria, one of the most important national antiques exhibition market in Italy that take place very year between August and September in Palazzo Vagnotti.
MONTEPULCIANO arise between Val di chiana e Val d’Orcia; is one of the most better preserved Medieval city. You can visit and admire a lot of palace along the alley of this village.
Is impossible not say that in Montepulciano there are the most anciant and hidden wine cellar of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
San Casciano dei Bagni
SAN CASCIANO DEI BAGNI is a medieval and picturesque village situated at the bottom of Monte Cetona. San Casciano util Roman-Etruscan period is famous for its thermal water.
PIENZA, situated in the middle of Val d’Orcia, a small town near Siena, is a rare example of Renaissance town building.
Defined, from time to time, the “ideal city”, with Pope Pius II the center of Pienza was completely redesigned in Renaissance times; where he also realized Palazzo Piccolomini, The Cathedral and the Diocesan Museum. Also famous for its renowed “cacio di Pienza”.
ORVIETO is located on a pictoresque cliff of tuff. Is famous for its spectacular Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Gothic arts, for the well of S. Patrizio. for its museums, palaces and medieval streets, that each year attract tourists from all over the world.
Castiglione del Lago
CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO is one of the most beautiful of Trasimeno District. The town is a castle, entirely surrounded by its fortified and castellated walls, rises on a promontory and seems to be launching itself into the waters of the lake, like a ship.
Important and beautiful to visit is Ducal Palace, painted by Pomarancio.From Castiglione del Lago you can reach Isola Polvese, an interesting island and nature reserve.