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Art itinerariesIn the region of Trasimeno, the gentle hills, the stillness of the mirror of the lake and the fortified castles and hilltop towns together create a sense of natural harmony that, over time, generates a sense of yearning in the visitor who is sensitive to the works of man and of nature.
And so, it can be said that the harmony inherent to the landscape simply had to be captured and was - magnificently - by none other than Pietro Vannucci, known as "Il Perugino". He can be credited with forever elevating the region into the realms of the history of art.
In order to understand this poetical dimension of the almost osmotic blending of art and nature, you must follow this still relatively unknown itinerary: from Città della Pieve to Paciano, Panicale and Fontignano, as depicted in paintings by Perugino and his school.
Not far from Trasimeno is Perugia, a city that ranks amongst Italy’s most beautiful. The many churches, public buildings and museums make Umbria’s capital a place where you can witness almost all of the stages in the development of Italian Art. On the borders of Tuscany, many towns are worth a visit and the area simply pulsates with art and history: Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia are just a few of the unforgettable and atmospheric towns.
DISTANCES FROM THE MAIN ART CITIES
Florence 130km, Siena 90km, Arezzo 78km, Cortona 34km, Chiusi 21km
Cittą di Castello 70 km, Perugia 35 km, Cittą della Pieve 25 km, Assisi 60 km, Gubbio 72 km, Foligno 70 km
Todi 79 km, Spello 65 km, Orvieto 67 km, Spoleto 96 km, Rome 180 km.