Blue Guide: Umbria

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Currently one of the most popular destinations in Italy, Umbria is home to a rich history of art and architecture.

With up-to-date practical information, terrific maps and town plans, and detailed information on Perugia, Assisi, and Orvieto as well as the less frequented Gubbio, Norcia, and Bevagna, Blue Guide Umbria is a terrific, comprehensive guide to a fascinating region.

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Blue Guide Umbria (chapter from Blue Guide Central Italy)

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Overview

Currently one of the most popular destinations in Italy, Umbria is home to a rich history of art and architecture.

With up-to-date practical information, terrific maps and town plans, and detailed information on Perugia, Assisi, and Orvieto as well as the less frequented Gubbio, Norcia, and Bevagna, Blue Guide Umbria is a terrific, comprehensive guide to a fascinating region.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393324747
  • Publisher: Blue Guide
  • Publication date: 3/19/2003
  • Series: Blue Guide
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Acknowledgements 11
How to use the Guide 11
Highlights 13
Practical information
Planning your trip 15
When to go 15
Passports 15
Italian tourist boards 15
Websites on Umbria 16
Tour operators 16
Maps 16
Health and insurance 17
Currency 17
Disabled travellers 17
Getting there 18
By air 18
By rail 20
By coach 20
By car 20
Where to stay 23
Hotels 23
Accommodation in historic residences and country houses 24
Agriturismo and self-catering 24
Renting accommodation 25
Camping 25
Hostels run by religious organisations 25
Youth hostels 25
Food and drink 26
Umbrian food 26
Umbrian wines 28
Restaurants 29
Bars and cafes 30
Take away food 30
Getting around 31
By car 31
By train 32
By bus 34
Taxis 34
Local tourist offices 34
Language 35
Museums, galleries and churches 36
Festivals 37
Sport and leisure 38
Walking 38
Protected areas of particular natural beauty 38
Golf courses 39
Canocing and rafting 39
Travelling with children 39
Additional information 41
Background information
Umbria: an historical introduction 45
Further reading 53
The guide
Perugia, Assisi and Lago Trasimeno
Perugia 55
Assisi 87
Lago Trasimeno 111
Citta della Pieve and environs 123
Citta di Castello and Gubbio
Citta di Castello 128
The upper Tiber valley 136
Umbertide and environs 141
Gubbio 143
Gualdo Tadino and environs 157
Central Umbria with Spoleto
Foligno 161
Spello 169
Bevagna 176
Montefalco 183
Trevi 187
Spoleto 191
Clitunno and environs 206
Cascia, Norcia and the Valnerina
Cascia and environs 210
Norcia and environs 216
The Valnerina 227
Todi and Orvieto
Todi 232
Orvieto 242
Amelia, Narni and Terni
Amelia 259
Narni 269
Terni 276
Glossary 285
Glossary of people and place names 290
Index to Italian artists 293
Index 303
Maps and plans
Map of Umbria
Area maps
Perugia, Assisi and Lago Trasimeno 56
Citta di Castello and Gubbio 128
Central Umbria with Spoleto 162
Cascia, Norcia and the Valnerina 210
Todi and Orvieto 232
Amelia, Narni and Terni 259
Town plans
Amelia 261
Assisi 92
San Francesco, Lower Church 94
Bevagna 178
Citta di Castello 131
Foligno 165
Gubbio 148
Norcia 219
Orvieto 246
Perugia I 60
Perugia II 72
Spello 171
Spoleto 197
Todi 234
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