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Streetwise Umbria Map - Laminated Road Map of Umbria, Italy - Folding Pocket Size Travel Map (2002)

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2002 UPDATED Streetwise Umbria Map - Laminated Road Map of Umbria, Italy - Folding pocket size travel map

This map covers the following areas:
Main Umbria Map 1:280,000

Umbria is the lesser known sister of Tuscany. Where as Tuscany is famous, golden and glorious, Umbria is the quieter beauty, and therein lies its appeal, all of the charm without

Overview

2002 UPDATED Streetwise Umbria Map - Laminated Road Map of Umbria, Italy - Folding pocket size travel map

This map covers the following areas:
Main Umbria Map 1:280,000

Umbria is the lesser known sister of Tuscany. Where as Tuscany is famous, golden and glorious, Umbria is the quieter beauty, and therein lies its appeal, all of the charm without the crowds.

You may already know some of the highlights of this region called “the green heart of Italy:” Assisi, home of the Basilica of St. Francis; Perugia, a university town founded by the Etuscans; and Spoleto, the venue of a renowned arts festival. You may not be familiar with some of the smaller towns that seem to have remained essentially unchanged for centuries: Amelia, so old it predates the Etruscans, Bevagna, one of the few ancient villages not on a hill top that still retains much of its Roman past; and Montefalco, aptly named, offers a hawks perch view of the surrounding countryside form this delightful village. An experience unique to Gubbio is the Ceri Race Festival, held every May 15 since the 12th century.

If you’re visiting Umbria, you might consider establishing your self and taking day trips through the region. Todi, Spello and Paganico are perfectly placed and offer comfortable places to stay and good restaurants — both absolute necessities after a long day seeing the sights.

Speaking of restaurants, Umbria is a foodie's delight. Chocolate is revered, as it should be, and Perugia even holds a chocolate festival each October called Eurochocolate. Orvieto is one of the most famous wines of the region, as well as a beautiful place to spend the day, and there are many others to taste and take home, provided you’ve left room in your suitcase. Deruta is known for its pottery and you’ll want to slip a plate or two in your suitcase as well. A combination of dining and pottery can be found in the Buon Ricordo restaurants. Buon Ricordo is an association of restaurants that uphold the legacy of regional cooking. Each restaurant features a special dish that is prepared in accordance with local tradition. If you order the designated entrée from the menu, you can ask for the Buon Ricordo plate. The plate is a hand painted ceramic plate that is designed for the restaurant. The plates have become collector’s items and some people plan their entire vacations around the accumulation of these keepsakes.

The STREETWISE® Umbria map, complete with topographic terrain features, has all major A roads and local D roads drawn to enable you to drive from town to town throughout the region. The maps’ index of towns, featuring all of the above mentioned locations, will also help your trip planning. Scenic routes are highlighted and towns and villages of special interest are also indicated. If you venture beyond Florence then you need to have both Tuscany and Umbria maps as there is much cultural and scenic overlap between the two regions. An even better idea is to purchase the MAP PACK Tuscany, which gives you STREETWISE® Umbria Map, STREETWISE® Tuscany Map and STREETWISE® Florence Italy Map, all for less than if you purchased the maps separately.

Our pocket size map of Umbria is laminated for durability and accordion folding for effortless use. The STREETWISE® Umbria map is one of several detailed and easy-to-read regional road maps designed and published by STREETWISE®. Buy your STREETWISE® Umbria map today and you too can navigate Umbria, Italy like a native. For a larger selection of our detailed travel maps simply type STREETWISE MAPS into the Barnes & Noble search bar.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781886705548
Publisher:
Streetwise Maps, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Streetwise Series
Edition description:
Revised and Laminated Map
Product dimensions:
4.00(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.19(d)

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