What can you see and do In Umbria, Italy

Fontana Maggiore

From this point from here, it is from this point that the Corso Vannucci, referred to as Perugino the spine in the town winds towards the Fontana Maggiore, which is located in the front of San Lorenzo cathedral. It was constructed in the hands of Nicola Pisano and Giovanni Pisano between 1275 and 1278. It was a source of drinkable water to Paciano which was a spring located just beyond the wall. The three basins functioned as a teaching tool in the medieval era as they’re covered in reliefs depicting Adam as well as Eve being driven out of paradise, and tiny statues depicting biblical characters.

Nobile Collegio del Cambio

Medieval houses, like those of the Priori Palace, line the edges of the Perugino and the narrow alleyways drop down to the enormous walls below. Its Nobile Collegio del Cambio, the main office for the Moneychanger’s Guild, contains stunning artifacts in Renaissance art. Between 1498 between 1498 and 1500 Pietro Vannucci, with the assistance of his young pupil Raphael and Raphael, embellished the entire space with a series of frescos. They depict scenes of religious significance, including the Nativity and the Transfiguration of Christ and female representations of the four virtues, as well as representations of famous people from antiquity.


Assisi Basilica di San Francesco Frescoes

Assisi is a well-maintained medieval city, and is not too crowded with tourists. There’s plenty of churches in the area and even the converted Roman Temple in the town of Minerva located in Assisi’s main square. However, the most notable of them all is Basilica di San Francesco. It’s actually an imposing double-decker building that has two churches over the other. Like you’d expect, the lower church was constructed in the first place, between 1228-1230. inside the crypt are in the remains of St Francis.

Upper Basilica was built in 1239. Its walls are decorated with one of the most well-known works of art and that’s the frescos painted by Giotto and his students. These depict scenes of the life of St Francis beginning at the right side of the altar and running counterclockwise through the Church. Over each is an identical image from The Old as well as the New Testaments. It’s an attempt to communicate the Bible to those who are unable to write or read. It’s difficult to not get swept away by these images even if you’re even remotely religious.