Attractions

Top Choice Basilica in Assisi

Basilica di San Francesco

Visible for miles around, the Basilica di San Francesco is the crowning glory of Assisi's Unesco World Heritage ensemble. It's divided into an upper church, the Basilica Superiore, with a celebrated cycle of Giotto …
Top Choice Palace in Perugia

Palazzo dei Priori

Flanking Corso Vannucci, this Gothic palace, constructed between the 13th and 14th centuries, is architecturally striking with its tripartite windows, ornamental portal and fortress-like crenellations. It was former…
Top Choice Cable Car in Gubbio

Funivia Colle Eletto

Although the Basilica di Sant'Ubaldo, perched high up on Monte Ingino, is a perfectly lovely church, the real adventure is reaching it on the funivia, as exhilarating as any roller coaster. The word funivia suggests…
Top Choice Museum in Ancona

Museo Archeologico Nazionale delle Marche

Housed in the beautiful 16th-century Palazzo Ferretti, where the ceilings are covered with original frescoes and bas-reliefs, this museum presents a fascinating romp through time, from the Palaeolithic period to the…
Top Choice Piazza in Ascoli Piceno

Piazza del Popolo

The harmonious and simply lovely Piazza del Popolo has been Ascoli's salotto (sitting room) since Roman times. The rectangular square is flanked on the west by the 13th-century Palazzo dei Capitani del Popolo. Built…
Piazza in Perugia

Piazza IV Novembre

In Perugia all roads seem to lead to Piazza IV Novembre, once the meeting point for the ancient Etruscan and Roman civilisations. In the medieval period, it was the political centre of Perugia. Now people from all w…
Cathedral in Orvieto

Duomo di Orvieto

Nothing can prepare you for the visual feast that is Orvieto's soul-stirring Gothic cathedral. Dating to 1290, it sports a black-and-white banded exterior fronted by what is perhaps the most astonishing facade to gr…
Palace in Urbino

Palazzo Ducale

A microcosm of Renaissance architecture, art and history, the Palazzo Ducale contains the Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Museo Archeologico and Museo della Ceramica. The museum triptych is housed within Federico d…
in Assisi

Upper Church

The upper church was built just after the lower church, between 1230 and 1253, and the change in style and grandiosity is readily apparent. One of the most famous pieces of art in the world is the 28-part fresco cir…
Cathedral in Perugia

Cattedrale di San Lorenzo

Overlooking Piazza IV Novembre is Perugia's stark medieval cathedral. A church has stood here since the 900s, but the version you see today was begun in 1345 from designs created by Fra Bevignate. Building continued…