Deruta is an important centre for the production of ceramics that are world famous for their colours and fantastic figures.
This art dates back to the Etruscan era. To be admired the typical white enamels, the golden decorations, the perfect strokes, the blue, orange and green that make the majolicas original.
Today the artisan-production of ceramics is run on an industrial scale. Interesting are the majolicas painted according to the new style that blends together perfectly with the traditional features of Deruta products of medieval and renaissance origin.
To see:
  • Ceramic Museum (Palazzo Comunale of Deruta)
  • Madonna dei Bagni Sanctuary (Madonna dei Bagni - Casalina, near Deruta)
  • S. Arcangelo Church
  • Polygonal Fountain
  • St. Francesco Church
  • St. Antonio Church
a typical ceramic farm of Deruta


Orvieto owes its name to the CATHEDRAL dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. The original design was completed in 1505. The Gotic soaring features, the valuable facade rich with decorations of marble and the mosaic make the curch one of the most important works of art in Italy.
Opposite the Cathedral soars the seventeenth-century PALAZZO DELL'OPERA DEL DUOMO, that hosts the archeological wing of the museum with the same name. The nearby PALAZZO FAINA boasts the rich collection of Etruscan and Greek vases found in the Etruscan necropolis of Orvieto. Corso Cavour is dominated by the medieval TOWER del MORO (42 mt high), former Tower of the Pope.
In Piazza della Repubblica rises the TOWN HALL (1216), seat of the offices of the town authorities, that was remodelled in the late 16th century; to not be missed is the ROCCA DELL'ALBORNOZ (1364) by Sangallo. the structure hosts the town gardens, while the rounds of the bastions have been restored recently

A classical majolic work of Orvieto


The hill-top town that faces the valley of the Resina river is well-known for its old tradition of pottery work and polycrome terra-cottas with metalglare. In the main square rises the Cathedral (1526) with its charming renowned portal and elegant rose-window. The former Gothic church of St. Francis preserves the frescoes by Matteo from Gualdo and a tablet of terra-cotta dating back to the fifteenth century. The fourteenth century Rocca Flea overlooks the town.
To see:
  • Palazzo Comunale of Gualdo
  • Town Tower
  • St. Benedetto Church
  • Town Gallery
  • Flea Fortress
View of Flea fortress


The central square of Gubbio, Piazza della Signoria, is dominated by the 92-mt.-hight PALAZZO DEI CONTI soaring high into the sky. Near the square rises the thirteenth century Church of St. Francis that displays some fifteenth century frescoes by Ottaviano Nelli.
To not be missed is the unfinished PALAZZO PRETORIO dates back to the fourteenth century.
Ascribed to Francesco Di Giorgio Martini and commissioned by the Montefeltro family in 1476, the PALAZZO DUCALE reflects the structure of the Palazzo in Urbino.
After reaching the top of the town by the suggestive cableway is possible to visit the UPPER BASILICA of ST. UBALDO, lying on mount Ingino at 827 mt above sea-level
Interesting is the thirteenth century complex of ST. PIETRO, built and restored three times.
In the opposite side of the town is the thirteenth century Gotic CHURCH of ST. FRANCIS
The thirteenth century CHURCH of SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA is characterized by the ogive transversal arches that frame the works from the school of Perugino, Benedetto Nucci and Claudio Rinolfi.
The DOMINICAN CHURCH of SAN MARTINO lies between the Mercatale and the Palazzo dei Consoli.
Dating back to the fourteenth century, the CHURCH of SAN SECONDO still keeps the original altars that show the "Madonna" by Bernardino di Nanni and two painting by Bernardino Nocchi.
Dating back the 1st century A.D., the ROMAN THEATRE is one of the largest theatres of thta time; it is the right suggestive place where in summer numerous festivals are held.

The classical CERI race


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