Category Archives: Settlements

Excursion from Armenzano at Valentino’s Mill, along the Anna

Excursion from Armenzano at Valentino’s Mill, along the Anna

From Armenzano, the heart of the park, there are many paths of CAI linking this Subasio‘s village with the rest of the Umbria (Assisi, Spello, Valtopina, Nocera Umbra, Gualdo). The trail, marked with the number 59(renumbered 359) is short (4 km), but rather technical and one of the most rich in history.

By departing from Armenzano (m759), ancient medieval castle, it go down in an unpaved road that leads to Nottiano, agricultural agglomeration of franciscan memory. Here in 1219, Francis met Blessed John, one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. Continue reading

April 28th, 2016
The Porziano Castle of Assisi

The Porziano Castle of Assisi

Assisi and the area around the Subasio are for tourists always a new discovery. If you arrive with the intention only to visit the Basilica of San Francesco inevitably comes home with, in the head, a new route for next year. Today is the turn of the Porziano Castle. The small fraction defines the boundary between the City of Assisi and those of Nocera Umbra and Valfabbrica.

Human settlements in the area date back to Roman times and the origin of the name, as in the case of other villages such Continue reading

September 20th, 2016
That ancient house in the woods at Armenzano of Assisi

That ancient house in the woods at Armenzano of Assisi

In Armenzano, village of Assisi, located in the uncontaminated scenery of the Subasio, there are me, my family, my farmhouse and B&B. We inherited and brought up this small estate in scenery of Franciscan memory, in contact with nature that so much inspired St. Francis’s life.

My mother and her ancestors have always lived here and I do not deny to be very attached to this place. Then, my “work” made it, to my eyes, even more beautiful. Here, in fact, I met lovely Continue reading

April 1st, 2016
Agriumbria fair: food, agriculture, livestock

Agriumbria fair: food, agriculture, livestock

Umbria has always been devoted to agriculture, animal husbandry and food, excelling at the national level in the quality and typicality of earth products. Agriumbria is the main trade fair exhibition of this productive sector and gathers exhibitors from all over Italy. The exhibition traces the tradition of cattle markets which attracted up from ‘800 in Bastia, a city at the foot of Subasio Park, ranchers and farmers across the Umbrian central valley.

The agro-livestock event is Continue reading

March 22nd, 2018
Valtopina – Show of Hand Embroidery and Artisanal Textile

Valtopina – Show of Hand Embroidery and Artisanal Textile

Appointment related to tradition and territory, the Show of Hand Embroidery and Artisanal Textile of Valtopina is a highly significant event for the district of the Subasio and beyond. Together with the Fair on the truffle, they make Valtopina an exhibition center with the quality and typicality of Umbrian agriculture and handicrafts.

The exhibition is organized by the School of Embroidery, born in Valtopina in 1996 to Pro Loco Association initiative. The school has the intention of recovering the art of embroidery, Continue reading

July 5th, 2018
Farm Fiordalisi – Armenzano of Assisi

Farm Fiordalisi – Armenzano of Assisi

In the beginning there were brambles …

Everything began on August 1st, 1988, when a young couple from Lombardy, my parents Elisabetta and Pierangelo, settled in one of the houses of Falcione Basso, a group of houses nearArmenzano, the far eastern edge of the town of Assisi, on the hills surrounding Monte Subasio. It was a choice in contrast to the trend of a period when the depopulation of mountain areas had arrived at a peak, and houses and fields were the undisputed reign of brambles and nettles. This had been an abandoned area for the past few years,

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July 17th, 2015