Poggiovalle is strategically located for anyone wishing to visit some of the most beautiful cities of Umbria and Tuscany in the surrounding areas.
Orvieto is a very ancient city in the province of Terni, in the south west of Umbria, whose first settlements date back to the VII century. Situated on a tuff cliff, the town dominates the valley below where the Chiani and Paglia rivers flow shortly before flowing into the Tiber. The undisputed symbol of Orvieto is certainly its Duomo, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, of exceptional beauty and rich in works of art, such as the famous frescoes by Signorelli and the Reliquary of the Corporal. Also very famous is the Pozzo di San Patrizio, a masterpiece of 16th century civil engineering.
Upon entering the centre of Orvieto you will find the majestic Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, now an important congress centre. Moreover, walking in the alleys, among shops and boutiques, you cannot fail to be struck by the Torre del Moro, standing at a height of 40 m in the city centre.
Marmore Falls is a controlled flow waterfall, set in a huge natural park. It is one of the highest in Europe, with a total height difference of 165 m, divided into three spectacular jumps. It is located about 7 kilometres from Terni, in Umbria. The waterfall is formed by the Velino river that flows out of the Piediluco park and plunges with a roaring sound into the Nera gorge below. The water is used for the production of hydroelectric energy and the lake basin of Piediluco serves as a water reservoir for the power station.
There are four hiking trails that climb their way through the vegetation of holm oaks, junipers, boxwoods and ferns, with steps and wooden bridges, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the canyons carved into the rock by the river.
The city of Perugia is a historical centre that preserves a harmonious medieval aspect, and is built on a series of hilly hills a short distance from the Tiber. This city of art, rich in history and monuments, was founded by the Etruscans. It is a cultural, productive and business hub of Umbria, an international tourist destination and university town.
One of the main monuments is Fontana Maggiore, a large fountain situated in the centre of Piazza IV Novembre, which has been receiving water from Mount Pacciano for over 700 years.
Montepulciano is a Tuscan village in the province of Siena. It is famous for its numerous vineyards, from which the Vino Nobile di "Montepulciano DOCG" is made.
One of the most important museums in the area is the "Museo Civico”, or civic museum, which has been housed in the Palazzo Neri Orselli since 1957. It is one of the very rare examples in Montepulciano that preserves the memory of 14th century civil architecture.
Città della Pieve is a medieval town in the province of Perugia. It is perched on a hill and is part of the mountain communities of Trasimeno and Val di Chiana. One of its most important buildings is Palazzo della Corgna, located in the historical centre, which was designed in 1555 by the architect Galeazzo Alessi.
Città della Pieve is famous for "The Palio Dei Terzieri", twelve summer days of events. Street markets, artisan workshops, displays of jugglers, fire-eaters, duels with Renaissance weapons, theatrical performances, a parade with over 700 participants wearing precious costumes made by the finest tailors and the most skilled craftsmen, musicians, flag-wavers and drummers. A unique event of its kind.
With an area of 128 km², Lake Trasimeno is the largest lake in central Italy. It has a maximum depth of 6 m and a minimum depth of 4.5 m.
It is possible to visit Polvese Island by ferry from San Feliciano or take a trip of the lake with a view of the surrounding towns.
The Fonteverde thermal baths are located in San Casciano dei Bagni, in the province of Siena, nestled among hills, cypress groves and small churches. The water from the spring, with a natural temperature of 38°, fills the panoramic swimming pools with a swan's neck jet and a waterfall for natural massages.
Fonteverde is a place where you can discover a new harmony of body and mind. Guests of the estate can spend a day in total relaxation, also taking advantage of the 15% discount reserved for guests of the Poggiovalle Estate.