In central Italy

Some tourist routes


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Our old inn rises in the Marches Apennine, in the very neighbourhoods of Umbria and Tuscany. It is an ideal starting point to go visiting the most important art towns in central Italy; in fact, by leaving from “La Diligenza”, very interesting cultural and religious destination can be reached in a very short time.
Leaving from the inn, our guests will have the opportunity to visit the most famous places tied to the Franciscan spirituality: Assisi, Gubbio and La Verna; or the most beautiful towns of the Italian Renaissance: Urbino home town of Raffaello, and Sansepolcro, the home town of Piero della Francesca.
“La Diligenza” is close to the hills and the valleys of both the Adriatic and Tyrrhenian Apennine sides, a land rich in town and villages dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
To get to many of these towns, you’ll go through country roads swathed in greenery, and after crossing very charming places you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the enchanting atmosphere of old Italian alleys and squares, churches and ancient palaces which often keep well-known masterpieces or unheard works of art.

In the heart of Umbria

  Assisi and Gubbio, two Umbrian towns tied to Franciscan traditions, and rich in palaces keeping masterpieces like Giotto’s frescoes, and in evocative traditions like the “Candle rush”.  

Meeting St. Benedict and St. Francis of Assisi

  Camaldoli and La Verna, two monasteries in the Casentino land; Benedictine the first and Franciscan the second, they represent two different ways of interpreting Christian spirituality.  

Going through the upper Tiber

  Sansepolcro and Città di Castello, in the upper Tiber, are a Tuscan and an Umbrian town which respectively represent the Renaissance of Piero della Francesca and the modernity of Alberto Burri.  

Montefeltro vs. Malatesta

  Urbino and Gradara, the Montefeltro’s town, Renaissance jewel and home town of Raffaello the first one, home of the Malatesta family the second one where the famous Malatesta’s fortress, keeping the Dante’s memoirs, rises.  

The impregnable fortresses

  San Leo and San Marino, a stone’s throw away the Adriatic sea, they respectively represents the mysterious charm of the Cagliostro fortress and the older Italian republic.