The road from Assisi to Foligno along the side of the mountain ovelooking the valley is beautiful, and my walk, which took fully four hours, was one of the
most enchanting I have ever taken.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe - Italian Journey - October 1786 - translation by W. H. Auden and E. Mayer - Collins 1962
Gorges and mountains are wild enough, but their frown expires in the
teeming softness of the great vale of Umbria. To lie aloft there on the grass, with silver-grey ramparts at one's back and the warm rushing wind in one's ears, and watch the beautiful plain mellow into the tones of
twilight, was as exquisite a form of repose as ever fell to a tired tourist's lot.
Henry James - Italian Hours - piece written in 1874.
1864 clickable map of Umbria
Acquasparta Alviano Amelia Assisi Bevagna Cascia Castiglione del Lago Cesi Cittą della Pieve Cittą di Castello Foligno Gualdo Tadino Gubbio Montefalco Narni Nocera Norcia Orvieto Perugia Rieti (today in Latium) San Gemini Spello Spoleto Terni Todi Trevi Umbertide
The image used as background for this page shows a relief on the Torre Civica of Gualdo Tadino portraying an angel protecting the coat of arms of the town.