Umbrian towns

From you can easily reach the most common tourist destinations in Umbria such as Perugia (approx. 20 km), Lake Trasimeno (Magione - 35 km), Città della Pieve (65 km), Città di Castello (35 km), Gubbio (30 km), Assisi (30 km), Norcia (100 km), Todi (55 km), Orvieto (85 km) and Spoleto (80 km). That's without mentioning the possibility of a trip to nearby Tuscany and the beautiful destinations of Cortona (65 km) and Arezzo (75 km).

The time travel itinerary starts just outside Agriturismo Il Torrente

We suggest the >time travel itinerary which starts just outside the door of the agriturismo. There, while remaining in the immediate surroundings, you have the opportunity to visit medieval history sites which are off the beaten path for tourists. You can go from the Etruscans to the present, while passing through the Roman Republic and the Papal States. You can also visit holy places and shrines and discover charming villages full of art, history and culture.

Civitella Benazzone

A medieval village founded at the end of the 11th century on a hill, to the left of the Tiber. The village sits on a hill surrounding the Agriturismo Il Torrente (from where you have an admirable view). The name Benazzone goes far back and is likely linked to an important person who was from the area.

Badia Celestina

An abbey located in the hills surrounding the Agriturismo (from where you get a good view). Between the 13th and first half of the 14th century, when it was at its heyday, the abbey housed about ten monks. The presence of a painting featuring St Peter Celestine, also known as the hermit Pietro da Morrone who later became Pope Celestine V, explains how the abbey got its name.

Castle of Solfagnano

The Castle or Palace of Solfagnano, called Villa Bagal today, dates back to the 14th century. The building was later restored and landscaped during the 17th and 18th centuries. It is accessed via a stone bridge. On the western side, facing the double staircase entrance, there is a fountain.

Morleschio

A castle that is located in the rolling hills that rise towards Santa Cristina di Gubbio. In 1402, it was occupied by the papal troops of Boniface IX. They shortly after capitulated to the people of Perugia. From Morleschio, the so-called via del fuoco or 'road of fire' led. Farmers transported firewood along this route for public and private use.

Montelabate

An ancient and impressive Benedictine abbey overlooking the grounds of the vast agricultural estate to which it belongs. Inside there is a jewel of a cloister, which then leads to the ancient crypt and frescoed Sala del Capitolo. There is also a cellar carved out of what was once probably the lower church.

Castle of Ascagnano

At the confluence of the Nese stream and the Tiber, above Pierantonio and right on the border between the communes of Perugia and Umbertide, stands the Castle of Ascagnano. The name seems to derive from the Ascani, or the descendants of Aeneas. No one knows the exact date of its founding.

Castle of Ramazzano

Ramazzano Castle, also in the immediate vicinity of the agriturismo, is situated on a hill and overlooks a fertile agricultural area. It's in fairly good condition and surrounded by high walls with battlements, where the Guelphs raised a tower with a square base. In the courtyard stands a 40-metre-deep shaft that connects with the dungeons and underground areas.

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