Umbria & Etruscan's Land
Lake Bolsena (Italian: Lago di Bolsena) is a crater lake of central Italy, of volcanic origin. Roman historic records indicate activity of the Vulsini volcano occurred as recently as 104 DC; it has been dormant since then. The two islands in the southern part of the lake were formed by underwater eruptions following the collapse that created the caldera.
It is generally regarded as the birthplace of the Latin poet Propertius, born around 50–45 BC. It is the birthplace of St. Francis, who founded the Franciscan religious order in the town in 1208, and St. Clare (Chiara d’Offreducci), the founder of the Poor Sisters, which later became the Order of Poor Clares after her death. The 19th-century Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows was also born in Assisi.
Bevagna is an Italian town of 5 013 inhabitants of the province of Perugia, once known for the fine paintings that were produced there, so as to be called “bevagna”. It is included among the most beautiful villages in Italy and among the Orange Flags.
In this Umbrian town the film Musica in piazza by Mario Mattoli was filmed in 1936, in 1972 some scenes were shot of the film Fratello sole, sister moon directed by Franco Zeffirelli and in 2007 of the TV series Rai Uno Don Matteo 6.
Montefalco Montefalco is famous for the astonishing frescoes of its churches: this lovely village is indeed one of the essential points of interest for a basic knowledge of the traditional Umbrian painting.
Spello (in Antiquity: Hispellum) is an ancient town and comune (township) of Italy, in the province of Perugia in east central Umbria, on the lower southern flank of Mt. Subasio. It is 6 km (4 mi) NNW of Foligno and 10 km (6 mi) SSE of Assisi.
The old walled town lies on a regularly NW-SE sloping ridge that eventually meets the plain. From the top of the ridge, Spello commands a good view of the Umbrian plain towards Perugia; at the bottom of the ridge, the town spills out of its walls into a small modern section (or Borgo) served by the rail line from Rome to Florence via Perugia.