Foligno

The third largest town in Umbria is an important railway and road junction by the ancient Roman Via Flaminia. It has numerous Renaissance palaces and splendid Romanesque façades.

HALF DAY TOUR

The main square and St. Feliciano Cathedral: the handsome Romanesque carvings of the Cathedral suit with the surrounding civic architectural structures.

Palazzo Trinci*: the magnificent late Gothic paintings by Gentile da Fabriano concerning some local medieval lords are amongst the most important of the Umbrian art

The city tour comprises the Church of San Domenico, currently a  musical auditorium, and the Church of Santa Maria Infraportas which contains frescoes by local painters

The Nunziatella Oratory with its fresco by Perugino
 
SUGGESTIONS  FOR A FULL-DAY TOUR IN FOLIGNO:

The Church of Santa Maria in Campis: close to the Roman Via Flaminia, displays some relevant medieval frescoes

Sassovivo Abbey: not far from Foligno this is an ancient Benedictine Abbey, with a  splendid cloister carved by marble workers from Rome
 

SPECIAL DAYS IN FOLIGNO

In September do not miss the “Giostra della Quintana”, a joust dating from 1613 that includes  a pageant in sumptuous 17th-century costumes.
 
Make a full-day tour, by adding to the Foligno tour either Montefalco, Assisi, Spoleto, Bevagna , Spello or a visit to a winery or an olive oil mill.

*admission fee

 

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