Visit Spello, which is just 25km away from our Agriturismo, and lies between Foligno and Assisi, on the flank of Mount Subasio. It is one of the richest, in ancient Roman remains, among the towns of Umbria, with its boundary wall, the roman theatre, the amphitheatre and the therme.
In this charming and elegant medieval town, there is also the beautiful church of Santa Maria Maggiore, dating back to 12th - 13th century, with the magnificent Cappella Baglioni, frescoed by Pinturicchio.
The second stop is Bevagna, an ancient town of Roman origin founded on Via Flaminia, on the river Timia, after which it was anciently named Mevania.
The gothic Palazzo dei Consoli and the churches of San Silvestro and San Michele are worth a visit. These buidings are all in the delightful Piazza San Silvestro, which is enriched by the 19th century Fountain. The roman remains in Bevagna, like those of the Temple of the 2nd century AD (under the church Madonna della Neve), or of the Theatre, can't be missed.
One of the most renown events in Bevagna is the Mercato delle Gaite, when the whole town recalls the medieval markets, handicraft traditions and inns, where typical Umbrian and even medieval dishes can be tasted.
Montefalco is famous for Sagrantino Wine and is another town that can't be missed for many other reasons too.
It lies on a hill, where the whole Valley from Spoleto, southwards, to Perugia, northwards, can be overlooked. Thanks to this breathtaking view, Montefalco is called Ringhiera dell'Umbria, “Umbrian Balcony”. This town is of Etruscan origin, and some memorial stones and other remains of the Roman period can be seen in the San Francesco Museum and in the Cloister of the church of S.Fortunato.
Going back towards our Agriturismo, along old Via Flaminia, stop off to have an aperitif or some coffe in Campello sul Clitunno, and enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of these springs celebrated in verse by Carducci, Byron and Virgilio.
Not far from here, visit the Tempietto del Clitunno or church of S. Salvatore: a building of early Christian time dating back to 5th century.