Assisi and its Surroundings

Starting from the Sasso Rosso Farm you can visit the most beautiful and important art cities of Umbria and discover its history and culture.

PERUGIA - Distance Km 38
Perugia, the great "Arce Guelfa" rises in the centre of the region surrounded by the ancient Etruscan Walls: enormous ramparts formed by gigantic blocks, squared and positioned 22 centuries ago, yet still visible for long sections. When Rome was little more than a group of huts, the Etruscan Perugia had 7 grand entrances to the city, of which the "Porta Pulchra” (also called "Porta d'Augusto”) is the most impressive. Among the most important events organized in the city are the Umbria Jazz Festival and Eurochocolate.

ASSISI - Distance Km 5
Although its origins date back to Roman times, its present form was indeed determined by its medieval development.
The oldest core of the town is protected by a long fortified wall with eight "gates”, outstandingly preserved, which encloses two castles: the Rocca Maggiore and the Rocca Minore. Those who visit Assisi must agree that its beauty transcends a list of monuments of greater or lesser importance, and is entwined by the atmosphere of those places which History and the Faith of a Saint have made unique.

SPELLO - Distance Km 4
Between Assisi and Foligno, Spello lies on a spur of Mount Subasio, overlooking a fertile plain. It has the greatest number of Roman ruins: Porta Venere, the walls, the ruins of the theatre, the amphitheatre, the baths and the splendid gates: Porta Consolare, Porta Urbica, as well as the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore with frescoes by Pinturicchio.

BEVAGNA - Distance Km 18
Although its origins date back to Roman times, its present conformation was certainly determined by its medieval development. Located west of Foligno, at the foot of the hills of Montefalco. Among the most important events organized in Bevagna is the historical re-enactment of the Medieval Mercato delle Gaite.

BETTONA - Distance Km 18
Bettona has ancient Etruscan origins, its foundation dates back to the VIII or VII century. The history of this ancient town is closely related to the Pontifical States. Important sights are the church of S. Maria Maggiore, the small art collection of the Palazzo del Podestà and the ruins of the Etruscan and medieval walls.

MONTEFALCO - Distance Km 23
Montefalco, on a dominating position overlooking the valleys of the Topino and the Clitunno, it offers a view of a vast panorama of the Umbrian land. Among the most important products of the village is without a doubt Sagrantino wine.

TREVI - Distance Km 25
Between Foligno and Spoleto, Trevi rises on a hill, like most medieval villages, dominating the plain where the Clitunno River flows.

NOCERA UMBRA - Distance Km 30
Famous for its mineral water, Nocera Umbra is an ancient looking town, rising on the valley of the Topino River.

DERUTA - Distance Km 34
The origins of Deruta remain uncertain. However, its ancient relationship with Perugia is unquestionable, as a worthy ally in the South. This role is revealed in its appearance of a fortified castle. It is famous around the world for its artistic ceramics, a prime activity of the city since medieval times.

SPOLETO - Distance Km 39
In spite of its Roman influences, still evident in its urban design, Spoleto has maintained an old– medieval look attributable to the period in which it was, first, a blooming Longobard Duchy and, later, an important centre of the Pontifical State. The most important event organized in Spoleto is, without doubt, the Festival of Two Worlds.

UMBERTIDE - Distance Km 48
Umbertide was founded around the X century by will of Uberto, son of the king of Italy, with the name of Fracta Filiorum Uberti.

CASCIA - Distance Km 78
Cascia was born in Roman times but knew its golden age in the Middle Ages. It was the home of Santa Rita, a nun who lived between  1381 and 1457, beatified in 1900. Today, she is said to work miracles and is revered around the world. Every year, hundreds of people embark on a pilgrimage to her Sanctuary during the Celebrations of Saint Rita.

MONTONE - Distance Km 55
Built on a hill, Montone seats in a beautiful panoramic position, between two outlets of the Tiber River: the Carpina and the Lana. Already a castle in the late Middle Ages, it was later controlled by different families over the centuries, such as the Del Monte, the Fortebraccio and the Vitelli. Towards the second half of the XVI century it was submitted to the Pontifical State.

GUALDO TADINO - Distance Km 57
Famous for the manufacture of artistic ceramic, it rises on the Sant'Angelo Hill, dominated by the Rocca Flea fortress. There is no record of a pre-roman centre, but it is certain that the Roman Tadinum was very important, due to its central location on the Via Flaminia. It was devastated by barbaric invasions several times and had to be rebuilt on the nearby hills around the year 1180, thus earning its new name: Gualdo, from the German "walt" which means "woods".

AMELIA - Distance Km 109
Amelia rises on a rocky hill, overlooking the olive fields and the winding course of the Tiber. Its history fades into the legend of its massive walls, which date back to the 6 century b.C. Today, it is a dynamic and modern agricultural centre, with a profound appreciation of the value of its artistic and archaeological patrimony.

Discovered on 27 September 1971, the Frasassi caves are one of the most spectacular carsic complexes in the world. At present, it is possible to visit the caves with a professional guide, along an ‘accessible’ tour that lasts 75 minutes. Visitors experiment the feeling of a world overturned, mysterious and beautiful, made of fascinating spaces and full of extraordinary concretions, where silence is only broken by the sound of water drops that make the caves ever-changing and alive.

Contact Info

Via Del Renaro 25

06081 Assisi Perugia

Tel: +39 075 8065454

Cell: +39 348 4001225

Cell: +39 335 5434634

Restaurant: +39 075/8064524

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