Gubbio is one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Italy, rich in history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Exploring Gubbio, you will be captivated by the traditions, events, and flavors that make it one of Italy’s most beloved cities.

During your stay at Fassia Estate, we recommend taking the time to visit Gubbio. This Umbrian gem transports you back in time with its medieval streets and well-preserved historical monuments that bear witness to its glorious past. Explore the majestic Piazza Grande, one of the largest medieval public spaces in Europe, and admire the Palazzo dei Consoli, an architectural masterpiece that stands proudly in the square. We also recommend visiting local museums, such as the Civic Museum, the Gubbio Cathedral, and various churches, monasteries, and basilicas. Don’t miss the opportunity to climb Mount Ingino, from where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the city and the surrounding countryside. Here, you will also find the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, the patron saint of Gubbio, which houses his remains.

But it doesn’t end there! What else can you visit from Fassia Estate, apart from Gubbio and the gardens of Fassia Estate?

A short distance from Gubbio is the city of Assisi, famous for being the birthplace of Saint Francis. Explore the Basilica of Saint Francis, an important religious and artistic site, and stroll through the charming medieval streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city.

The capital of Umbria, Perugia, is worth a visit. The city is known for its Etruscan history, medieval walls, and artistic treasures. Explore the historic center, visit the Fontana Maggiore, and savor the delicious Perugina chocolate.

Today, these three lakes represent a place of leisure and relaxation, an opportunity to linger in the peaceful and calming atmosphere of the estate, amidst forests and white roads that extend for over 9 kilometers within the property, to enjoy nature and appreciate the importance of conserving the local ecosystem.

In the Borletti Cosulich era, architect Zanuso designed and built a school with a unique structure (windows-doors, garden, orchard, laboratory) to educate the children of the tenants. At that time, sharecropping was still in practice. This school was based on an experimental educational model founded by Italian pedagogue Giuseppina Pizzigoni. With the Pizzigoni method, educational activities are characterized by concrete and lived experiences that lead to the development of a child’s personality, promoting contact with nature and the reality of the external world in a state of continuous exploration

Located near Gubbio, the Regional Park of Monte Cucco offers extraordinary natural beauty. Explore the trails that wind through lush forests, canyons, and caves. Enjoy the tranquility of nature and admire the spectacular panoramic views.

The vineyards of Umbria have a strong impact and great personality. We recommend a visit to the wineries in Umbria, including prominent names like Cantina Carapace, Cantina Scacciadiavoli, and Cantina di Arnaldo Caprai. The main Umbrian grape varieties for red wines are Sangiovese, Cilliegiolo, and Sagrantino, while for white wines, it’s Trebbiano and Grechetto. In addition to organic agriculture, there is the management of oak forests and valuable timber, which serve as an important source of biodiversity and natural beauty. This helps preserve the local ecosystem by responsibly and sustainably managing the forests.

If you wish to spend a day in a charming natural environment, head to Lake Trasimeno. This picturesque lake offers opportunities for relaxation, scenic walks along its shores, and visits to the picturesque surrounding villages, such as Castiglione del Lago.

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