Blue Guide: Umbria

Blue Guide: Umbria

by Alta Macadam

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Overview

Blue Guide: Umbria by Alta Macadam

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393324747
Publisher: Blue Guide
Publication date: 03/19/2003
Series: Blue Guide
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.80(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Art historian Alta Macadam is a best-selling author of Blue Guides, based in Florence, Italy.

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Acknowledgements11
How to use the Guide11
Highlights13
Practical information
Planning your trip15
When to go15
Passports15
Italian tourist boards15
Websites on Umbria16
Tour operators16
Maps16
Health and insurance17
Currency17
Disabled travellers17
Getting there18
By air18
By rail20
By coach20
By car20
Where to stay23
Hotels23
Accommodation in historic residences and country houses24
Agriturismo and self-catering24
Renting accommodation25
Camping25
Hostels run by religious organisations25
Youth hostels25
Food and drink26
Umbrian food26
Umbrian wines28
Restaurants29
Bars and cafes30
Take away food30
Getting around31
By car31
By train32
By bus34
Taxis34
Local tourist offices34
Language35
Museums, galleries and churches36
Festivals37
Sport and leisure38
Walking38
Protected areas of particular natural beauty38
Golf courses39
Canocing and rafting39
Travelling with children39
Additional information41
Background information
Umbria: an historical introduction45
Further reading53
The guide
Perugia, Assisi and Lago Trasimeno
Perugia55
Assisi87
Lago Trasimeno111
Citta della Pieve and environs123
Citta di Castello and Gubbio
Citta di Castello128
The upper Tiber valley136
Umbertide and environs141
Gubbio143
Gualdo Tadino and environs157
Central Umbria with Spoleto
Foligno161
Spello169
Bevagna176
Montefalco183
Trevi187
Spoleto191
Clitunno and environs206
Cascia, Norcia and the Valnerina
Cascia and environs210
Norcia and environs216
The Valnerina227
Todi and Orvieto
Todi232
Orvieto242
Amelia, Narni and Terni
Amelia259
Narni269
Terni276
Glossary285
Glossary of people and place names290
Index to Italian artists293
Index303
Maps and plans
Map of Umbria
Area maps
Perugia, Assisi and Lago Trasimeno56
Citta di Castello and Gubbio128
Central Umbria with Spoleto162
Cascia, Norcia and the Valnerina210
Todi and Orvieto232
Amelia, Narni and Terni259
Town plans
Amelia261
Assisi92
San Francesco, Lower Church94
Bevagna178
Citta di Castello131
Foligno165
Gubbio148
Norcia219
Orvieto246
Perugia I60
Perugia II72
Spello171
Spoleto197
Todi234

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