Medieval itinerary between Tuscany and Umbria, from Siena to Spoleto
Crossing the Crete Senesi - the area south-east of the city - it seems to travel a lunar landscape of rare charm. Leaving Piazza del Campo, the medieval heart of Siena and home to the famous Palio, you reach the elegant living room of Arezzo, squeezed between the arcades and the ancient churches. After admiring the Cathedral of Città di Castello and the banner of Raphael's Most Holy Trinity, the itinerary continues towards Perugia, immersed in the gentle Umbrian hills. Piazza IV Novembre overlooks the thirteenth-century Palazzo dei Priori which houses the suggestive Sala dei Notari and refined biblical-themed paintings. Perched between the thirteenth-century Basilica of San Francesco, the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli and its medieval streets, Assisi presents itself as a humble praying figure with extraordinary charm. About half an hour from the medieval village of Spello, Spoleto emerges from the Rocca Albornoziana like a jewel that takes your breath away.
This itinerary can be done in 5-7 days, it depends on how deeply you want to experience the relationship with places, culture and cuisine. In this itinerary it is particularly recommended to stay in a farmhouse or pretty bed&breakfast
The nearest airport is certainly Florence, but it is also possible to land in Bologna or with some low cost airlines also on Perugia.