Gubbio & Nocera Umbra
Gubbio & Nocera Umbra Full day
IN THIS TOUR YOU WILL SEE: GUBBIO: Mausoleo dei Quaranta Martiri, Piazza dei Quaranta Martiri, S. Francesco Church, S. Giovanni Church, Palazzo Comunale, Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo del Bargello, Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, il Duomo, il Palazzo Ducale, Santa Maria Nuova Church.
NOCERA UMBRA: San Francesco Church, il Duomo, Torre di Nocera, Santa Maria Assunta Church and Salmaregia Castle.
Gubbio vies with Assisi for the title of Umbria’s most medieval town
Gubbio is located north of Assisi and twenty-five miles north of Perugia. Spread out along the foothills of Mt. Ingino, it has a commanding view of the fertile valley below.
Gubbio vies with Assisi for the title of Umbria’s most medieval town. The beauty of its twisting streets and terracotta-tiled houses is enhanced by the imposing Apennines. Every one of its inhabitants’ homes has a medieval origin, and the city itself is protected by medieval walls.
Gubbio’s culture flourishes with local festivals
The town’s famous Eugubine Tablets, the only existing record of the ancient Umbrian language, offers a window to Umbria’s ancient history and provides important evidence of an Umbrian and Roman alliance against the invading Etruscans. The ruins of an amphitheater attest to the rule of the Roman emperors, and a splendid palazzos recalls years of subjugation under the powerful Dukes of Urbino.
Gubbio’s greatest distinction may lie in its school of painting
With its smartly preserved medieval streets and rugged mountain setting, Gubbio’s culture flourishes with local festivals and a strong tradition of ceramic making.
Gubbio’s greatest distinction may lie in its school of painting or its favorite son Bosone Novello Raffaelli, Italy’s first novelist.
Nocera Umbra is Famed for its mineral waters
Famed for its mineral waters, Nocera Umbra is a town with a very old appearance which has sprung up along the valley of the Topino river. Its buildings of major artistic value are without doubt the Cathedral and the church of St. Francis. The latter was built between the 14th and 15th centuries and is now the seat of the city’s Pinacoteque, and contains, other than the splendid frescoes by Matteo of Gualdo, paintings by the Umbrian and Tuscan schools. In the Cathedral, which dates back to the 11th centuryand was reconstructed in the 15th century, the Romanic portal at the left-hand side and the maiolica pavement of the sacristy are noteworthy.