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THE CITY OF THE QUINTAIN JOUSTING

FOLIGNO

We could define them a little bit egocentric, since they claim that the world’s center is located right in the middle of a billiard table at the Caffè Sassovivo (which, unfortunately, is no longer there).

36,2 km

FROM PERUGIA


186 km

FROM ROMA FIUMICINO


534 km

FROM MILANO MALPENSA

THE CITY

Invitation to the palace

Its position on the plain makes a walk through its historic center particularly pleasant. Among Foligno’s main attractions are the Cathedral, its numerous oratories like the Nunziatella, that boasts a valuable fresco painted by the great Perugino, and the church of St. Maria Infraportas. Its absolute highlight is Palazzo Trinci, one of the few noble residences in central Italy. It proudly houses well-preserved original paintings from the early 1400’s, some attributed to Gentile da Fabriano. In 1967 its Gothic staircase was the venue for a memorable show of international contemporary art, “The space of the Image”, attracting famous artists like Fontana and Pistoletto.


The first edition of the Divine Comedy was printed in the Palazzo Orfini-Numeister printing house. Foligno can also be modern and contemporary. In fact it is the seat of the Italian Center for Contemporary Art  where you can admire one of the most important works of the 20th century Italian sculpture , the giant Cosmic Magnet of De Dominicis.

What to see (2/2,5 h)

Oratory of the Nunziatella

with frescos by Perugino.

Trinci Palace

an aristocratic residence with delicate and refined frescoes by Gentile da Fabriano.

Cathedral of St. Feliciano
S. Maria infraportas

Romanesque church among the most ancient of the town.

Monastery of S. Anna

This was the original location of the Madonna of Foligno by Raphael. On particular occasions the monastery’s  doors open to show the atelier with the rare notes of one of the most representative artists of 15th century Umbrian painting, Niccolò di Liberatore.

Cosmic Magnet in the former Church of Santa Trinità in Annunziata

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Special Tours

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.

RASIGLIA: ITS SPRINGS, ANCIENT CRAFTS AND SPIRITUALITY.

Recommended for children.

This lovely hamlet is known for its springs that flow through the narrow alleys and stone houses. It recalls ancient times, when weavers, dyers and carpenters used to work here. Our visit will be accompanied by the gentle flow of water. Using the hydraulic power, the inhabitants of this village built many factories such as gualchiere, grain mills, wool factories and, in the last century, two hydroelectric power plants.The pervasive spirituality of the place is witnessed by the beautiful nearby Sanctuary of  the Madonna delle Grazie. The church, surrounded by a luxuriant nature, was erected on the site where a sacred image was found and was later frescoed in different periods.

Gourmet Corner

Foligno is known for its lively nightlife. There are plenty of locales to enjoy an aperitif and numerous restaurants that offer the typical Umbrian cuisine, reinterpreted in a modern key.

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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.

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