The hill town of Spello in Umbria, italy
The last stop on our tour of small towns in Umbria was Spello, Spello was originally a Roman town and, as with Bevagna, there are many Roman remains still visible in the town. Spello, Umbria, italy It was the end of a long day and we didn'tRead more


Entrance gate to the Umbrian town of Montefalco
Montefalco was the second stop on our tour of three small towns in Umbria: Bevagna, Montefalco and Spello. Montefalco is the centre of the Montefalco di Sagrantino wine producing area, but the small towns of Bevagna, Gualdo Catteneo, Castel Ritardi, Bastardo and Giano dell'Umbria are also withinRead more

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

The Duomo in Orvieto, Umbria
The town of Orvieto in southern Umbria is perched high on top of the plug of an ancient volcano. The volcano has long since disappeared but the plug, comprising a soft porous rock known as tufa remains. The Etruscans recognised the site as a highly defensible positionRead more