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Storia ed archeologia in Umbria

History and archeology

Historical and archaeological points of interest in Umbria

Umbria is a region rich in historical and archaeological sites that tell the story of a region that over the centuries has seen the passage of different populations, from the most remote places in the region up to the squares of the largest cities, in Umbria, you can find traces of the history and traditions varied.

Since pre-Roman times when the first people, mostly Etruscan, have settled in Umbria until more recent times, every little town or village of this region contains one or more places still untouched by high historical and archaeological value.

Among the most prominent examples include the Fossil Forest in Dunarobba, the Carsulae Archaeological Park and the Roman Theatre of Gubbio: Bella Umbria has selected the major points of historical interest and offers you detailed information about places and times to visit the various tourist excellence.

  1. Hypogeum of San Manno

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    More or less three kilometres away from the train station of Fontivegge, not too far away from via Cortonese, you can find the subterranean of Manno. It is constituted of an atmosphere quite large...
  2. Castello di Giove - Castle of Giove

    Giove (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Built on a high rocky hill, the castle is the large visible fulcrum of the small Umbrian village of Giove, so called for the presence already during the pre-roman era of a temple dedicated to the...
  3. Palazzo dei Priori

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Palazzo dei Priori, a superb expression of the city's municipal spirit, was built between the 13th and the 15th centuries.Its austere mass, completely closed in a vest of square stone and only...
  4. Etruscan arch (Arch of Augustus)

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Built around the III century B.C., this impressive Arch was one of the seven entrance gates to Perugia in the Etruscan period. After walking past it, and going down the Ulisse Rocchi street, it is...
  5. Palazzo dei Consoli

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The imposing complex of Palazzo dei Consoli, of Pretorio Palace and the square which links them were constructed during the XIV century. The deliberations of 1321 and 1322 commanded that the...
  6. Ponte delle Torri (Tower Bridge)

    Spoleto (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Ponte delle Torri of Spoleto is 236 m long and 90 m high. It is a huge ten-arcade work that connects Colle Sant' Elia with Monteluco. It is constituted of a road and a water canal supported by...
  7. Città Buzziana

    Montegabbione (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The architect Tommaso Buzzi (1900 - 1981) bought the area surrounding the Scarzuola Convent in 1956 and he planned and realized the Città Buzziana, rising near the convent, in twenty years'...
  8. Narni Underground

    Narni (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    For lovers of art and history, Narni offers an interesting occasion of a very-well organized visits thanks to the many subterranean places of Narni Underground.The visit is about the subterranean...
  9. Ocriculum

    Otricoli (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Ocriculum, which was originally an Umbrian settlement situated on the hill where the modern Otricoli is now to be found, was reconstructed during Roman times in the valley, in closer proximity to the...
  10. The Fossil Forest in Dunarobba

    Avigliano Umbro (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The fossil forest consists of trees belonging to a fossil species of giant sequoiaprsente in Italy over a million Amni ago (in ancient Quaternary). The peculiarity of this forest...
  11. Archaeological park of Carsulae

    San Gemini (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Carsulae, an ancient Roman town erected along the course of the Flaminia Road, was abbandoned long-ago because of serious landslides which had rendered it necessary to move the seat of this important...
  12. Tempietto del Clitunno - Temple of Clitunno

    Campello sul Clitunno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The little temple of the Clitunno, located in Campello sul Clitunno, has still maintained the classical name of the river having its source nearby.Plinio describes the source not only as the aim of...
  13. Fortress of Passignano

    Passignano sul Trasimeno (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The medieval fortress built in the V - VI century by the Lombards is in position relative to the center of Passignano and after the bombing of the Second World War and a long period of restoration...
  14. Palazzo Ducale

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Palazzo Ducale was built after 1470 following the arrival of Federico da Montefeltro and is the expression of a lifestyle ispired from the humanistic civilizaion. L. Laurana, worked on it under...
  15. Roman Theatre

    Gubbio (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Gubbio Roman Theatre has been constructued during the first century aD. by using square blocks of limestone from the local area. The walls' covering is ashlar. The tiers, having a diametr of 70...
  16. Rocca Flea

    Gualdo Tadino (PG)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    Does not matter from which direction you arrive to Gualdo Tadino because it is impossible not to notice the castle Rocca Flea erected to protect the town. According to ancient documents, during...
  17. St. Patrick's Well

    Orvieto (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    In 1527, in the day following the sacking of Rome, Pope Clement VII took refuge in Orvieto.To provision with water the Albornoz fortress in case of siege or conflict, this well was built, based on a...
  18. Fontana Maggiore

    Perugia
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 

  19. Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi

    Assisi (PG)
    Typology: Arte e Cultura  Religione e Spiritualità  Storia e Archeologia 
    The Basilica of St. Clare of Assisi, realized with the typical pink stone extracted from the quarry of the Subasio mountain, contains precious frescos dating back to the period from the XIIth to the...
  20. La Rocca di Alviano - Castle of Alviano

    Alviano (TR)
    Typology: Storia e Archeologia 
    The Castle of Alviano reconstructed in purely renaissance style as demanded by Bartolomeo d'Alviano in 1495, versus the previous middle age style, it was always aimed at by the close towns of Todi...