Thanks to its location, the Bed & Breakfast Piccola Parigi is close to the most beautiful cities in Umbria. It is just 5 Km from Spoleto, 2 Km from Campello sul Clitunno, 10 Km from Trevi, 40 Km from Assisi and 60 km from Perugia.
With its ancient history and monuments as well as its cultural events, such as the prestigious Festival dei due Mondi, Spoleto is one of the main tourist centre in Umbria. Culture, arts and religion lovers will enjoy interesting tours related to both the Roman time and the Middle Age, both the Renaissance and the 19th century. To be visited: the Duomo and its Piazza, the Rocca and the Ponte delle Torri, Piazza del Mercato, the Teatro Romano, the Churches of San Gregorio, San Pietro and San Ponziano.
Assisi, the city of San Francesco
Assisi, birthplace of S. Francesco, is one of the most famous among the world religious capital and place of pilgrimage in every period of the year. It is renowned for its gothic Basilica dedicated to the Saint and characterised by three floors and frescoes by Giotto and other Italian artists of the 14th century. To be visited: the Rocca Maggiore, the Tempio di Minerva, the Eremo delle Carceri and the Romanic Church of San Rufino. Nearby, Mount Subasio is the right place for a walk. To be mentioned: the historical commemoration called Calendimaggio on the first days of May.
Norcia, the Valnerina and the Sibillini Mountains National Park.
The Valnerina is a narrow valley characterised by steep and wooded slopes where the River Nera flows and some small medieval villages and important abbeys were found.
Norcia is the gastronomic capital of Umbria thanks to its cold cuts, cheeses and black truffle. It is also the city of San Benedetto, patron of Europe, as well as the most important centre of the Sibillini National Park. The plateau of Castelluccio offers a unique naturalistic spectacle. The winter sports lovers find here their ideal destination, while in summer time wonderful tours can be enjoyed across the paths of the Park.
The Etruscan Perugia
Main town of the Region, Perugia with its Etruscan origins is located on a hill. To be visited: its historical centre, the Arco Etrusco and Piazza IV Novembre where the beautiful Fontana Maggiore is found, between the Cathedral and the magnificent Palazzo dei Priori. From the Fountain, the elegant Corso Vannucci offers an unforgettably romantic walk. To be mentioned: Umbria Jazz, an international event which takes place in July.
Montefalco, sulla strada del vino.
Montefalco, is located on a hill with a breathtaking panoramic view across the Umbrian lands. Its walls date back to the Middle Age. To be visited: the churches of Sant’Agostino and the Museo Pinacoteca of San Francesco keeping the masterpieces by Benozzo Gozzoli, the Natività by Perugino and other works by the artists belonging to the Umbrian and Tuscan school.
Montefalco is also famous for its Sagrantino d.o.c.g., a wine which can be produced both in the dry and in the sweet version. This is one of the most precious and appreciated red wine of Italy, obtained after a 3 years stay inside the wooden barrels.