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AN OASIS OF THE RENAISSANCE

CITTA’ DI CASTELLO

The city boasts a world ambassador considered among the most beautiful women in the international jet set: Monica Bellucci.

55,2 km

FROM PERUGIA


254 km

FROM ROMA FIUMICINO


451 km

FROM MILANO MALPENSA

THE CITY

City with a Renaissance soul

Of the city Pliny the Elder once wrote in a letter: “looking at it from the top of the hills it would seem not to see the lands, but a picture painted with incredible mastery”. The Vitelli family, brave warriors and generous patrons dominated between the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The artist doctor Alberto Burri, who revolutionized the language of the 1900s and the actress Monica Bellucci (alas she is not my cousin) are the most famous representatives of this important town of the Upper Tiber Valley.


What to see (2/2,5 h)

Cathedral of St. Florido and St. Amanzio

Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera

with the Picture Gallery

Palazzo dei Priori

seat of the most important magistrates of the free Commune.

Church of St. Francis

where Raphael moved his first steps as an artist.

Civic Tower

FROM THE BLOG

Special Tours

TRUFFLE HUNTING. IN SEARCH OF THE BLACK GOLD.

Recommended for children.

This is the ideal opportunity to spend a few hours immersed in a truffle ground area, where an expert hunter will guide you in search of this sought-after product of the earth. Treat yourself to an authentic cultural experience in a private oasis, with a route adapted to your needs. Once you have found the truffle, you can savour the truffle flavour having lunch in a typical restaurant.

GRIFANI DONATI TYPOGRAPHY SINCE 1799.

Recommended for children.

It will be like diving into a bygone era in a magical place, where the passion of the owner will show you the fascinating world of typography. Ancient, but still working machines, sheets of paper, letter characters, inks, smells and tools used in the past will time warp you back to the 1800s.

THE REVOLUTIONARY ART OF ALBERTO BURRI.

Burri was born in Città di Castello in 1915. He was a medical doctor who spent two years during World War II in Texas as a POW. His art, made with poor materials, became the emblem of the lacerations of the human soul. With his works he struck at the heart of the academic world. His earlier works are displayed in the 15th-century Palazzo Albizzini in town, while his later works in the stupendous spaces of the former Seccatoi del Tabacco, an industrial complex originally used to dry tobacco. Even if you are not very familiar with modern art you will enjoy this fabulous display of one of the most important 20th century contemporary artists.

TELA UMBRA

Recommended for children.

If you happen to be in Città di Castello the small Museum of Tela Umbra inside Palazzo Boubon del Monte is a must-see.  A treasure- trove of materials, history and social awareness, which is still kept alive today. You will take a step back in time when human hands ran expertly along the wefts of the fabrics to produce something unique. The various aspects of the visit will be intertwined with the history of important figures such as Maria Montessori, who established a classroom for the children of unwed mothers, who worked the looms.

TOUR WITH A PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.

If you would like to be immortalized in the places you visit and make your memories unforgettable, you can live a unique experience with an expert photographer at your entire disposal. You can take home digital photos or have an actual album delivered to your home.

Gourmet Corner

Tasting of local products.

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*Half day tours usually last 2/2,5 hours. I can arrange the transportation by taxi or accompany you in your car.

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WHO I AM

Ciao! If you are on my website, I guess you are planning your journey to my sensational region: Umbria! Well, you are on the right website. Let me introduce myself. I am Isabella Bellucci, a certified local tour guide in Umbria since 2001. My passion for languages made me study and travel in many countries around the world and graduate in Linguistic Mediation. After having taken care of the commercial relations with foreign countries for some prestigious companies, I decided to unite this first passion of mine with the one for art, becoming a local tour guide. I’m an official member of the Regional and National Association of certified local guides in Italy (AGTU and ANGT). I’m licensed to give my tours in English, French, German and Spanish. Thanks to my job, I have the opportunity to show the wonders of central Italy to travelers from all over the world. When I see the happiness reflected in the eyes of clients after my guided tour, I feel a great satisfaction, because this is the very essence of my work. Let me guide you through a unique experience in Umbria.

CONTACTS

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