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TUORO:UN'ORIGINE ORIGINALE?
There are no translations available.   "Perché Tuoro si chiama così?Con ogni...
IL CASSERO DI PORTA SANT'ANGELO
There are no translations available. Anche se della torre ha tutte le...
TORRE DEGLI SCIRI
There are no translations available. Intatta e luminosa, la Torre degli Sciri...
LA VECCHIA FERROVIA SPOLETO NORCIA
There are no translations available.   È il 1926 l’anno di inaugurazione...
RITRATTI DI STORIA: VIAGGIO NELL'ALTA VALLE DEL TEVERE
There are no translations available. "Un'ampia, verde e fertile pianura, una...
La Strada dei Vini del Cantico
There are no translations available. Un originale connubio tra atmosfere,...
Strada del Vino Colli del Trasimeno
There are no translations available. Una palestra naturale, dove esercitare...
La Strada del Sagrantino
There are no translations available. Al centro dell'Italia, al centro...
la Strada dei Vini Etrusco-Romana
There are no translations available. Nelle terre degli Etruschi e dei Romani,...
Un percorso nella Valnerina: tra norcini, casari e tartufari
There are no translations available. Un itinerario che unisce l'incantevole...
CAMMINARE PER PARCHI E GIARDINI
There are no translations available. La Perugia Nascosta di Parchi e Giardini....
CAMMINARE PER BELLE VISTE
There are no translations available. La Perugia Nascosta delle Belle Viste. Una...
CAMMINARE PER FONTI E FONTANE
There are no translations available. La Perugia Nascosta di Fonti e Fontane....
CAMMINARE PER PORTE E MURA ETRUSCHE
There are no translations available. La Perugia Nascosta delle Mura e delle...
PERUGIA NASCOSTA: itinerario tra i vicoli del centro storico
There are no translations available. Una guida che,  attraverso i tanti...
AGILLA E TRASIMENO: LA LEGGENDA DEL LAGO
There are no translations available. Non mancano nella mitologia e nella...
VISITE IN FATTORIA
There are no translations available. Fino al mese di settembre una serie di...
"RITRATTI DI STORIA": EUGUBINO-GUALDESE
Gently nestled on the slopes of the Apennines, Umbria region contains a unique...
HOSPITALITY PERUGIA: GUIDE 2012
"Maybe I'll do a favor to the reader telling how it will spend a week in...
"PATHS OF ROSES" - WALKING TO SAINT RITA
Will be presented Saturday, July 21 the guide "Paths of roses", a walking trail...
"RITRATTI DI STORIA" - TRAVEL AROUND THE TRASIMENO
Perugino, divine painter Pietro Vannucci, is the ambassador of a journey...
"RITRATTI DI STORIA" (TRASIMENO) - PART ONE
The first part of the journey within the territory of Lake Trasimeno between...
"RITRATTI DI STORIA" (TRASIMENO) - PART TWO
The second part of the journey within the territory of Lake Trasimeno through...
From Valfabbrica to Poggio San Dionisio: on the trail of St. Francis to Valfabbrica
This is a series of itineraries inspired by the path taken by St. Francis in...
Forre del Rio Grande: on the trail of St. Francis to Valfabbrica
This is a series of itineraries inspired by the path taken by St. Francis in...
From Castello di Coccorano to Sambuco: on the trail of St. Francis to Valfabbrica
This is a series of itineraries inspired by the path taken by St. Francis in...
L'UMBRIA NEL BICCHIERE
There are no translations available. E' proprio il caso di dire "quando nella...
From Monteverde to Monte delle Cerque: on the trail of St. Francis to Valfabbrica
This is a series of itineraries inspired by the path taken by St. Francis in...
From the locality of La Valle di Arrone (Tr) to Tripozzo along an ancient path of olive oil
  The trail was formerly used as a connection route, travelling by mule,...
From the centre of Arrone (Tr) to Monte di Arrone
  This route may be appreciated both because of its landscapes and because it...
From Casteldilago di Arrone (Tr) to the Hermitage of the Madonna dello Scoglio (Madonna of the Rock)
  A proposal for those who wish to enjoy the botanical diversity of the area,...
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Most are hidden, silent survivors of a bygone era, when Perugia was called the Turrena: in the XIII century there were over seventy towers that stood, imposing, on city streets and alleys. That were guard posts or testimonials of the wealth of the wealthiest nobles and bourgeois, today they have almost completely disappeared: earthquakes, building renovations and city wars ... and then the Salt War which in the 16th century caused a movement of rebellion among the Perugians. The pages of the chroniclers of the time tell us of how these - obliged by Pope Paul III Farnese to buy salt in the exorbitant pontifical salt workers - first deprived themselves of its use, then rebelled against the same pontiff declaring war. The proud city troops had the worst and the Turrena subdued city: the stately towers, among the main symbols of power, were destroyed to leave the field to the monumental Rocca Paolina, symbol of papal power over the city.Today the streets of the acropolis still retain traces of ancient vestiges, perhaps absorbed in Renaissance buildings: the Torre degli Sciri, recently restored to its former glory and the only one remaining intact, the Tower of the Palazzo dei Priori, the Tower of the Donati, up to the Cassero di Porta Sant'Angelo ... to mention some of these works that you can admire from those who walk through the streets of Perugia with the nose upwards….


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