• UMBRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
  • TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS IN UMBRIA
  • ETRUSCAN
  • OLIVE HARVEST
  • SIBILLINI
  • BLACK TRUFFLE
  • CASTELLUCCIO DI NORCIA
  • HISTORICAL MEMORIES
  • TRASIMENO LAKE
  • UMBRIAN VILLAGES
  • LAGO DI PILATO
For lovers
Trips by bicycle along the ancient Chiugina street

Description
 
The ancient Chiugina street, which linked Chiusi with Perugia passing through Lake Trasimeno, was the fortune of the Umbrian chief town because lots of important people went along it: from emperors to merchants, from pontiffs to fishmongers, even the troops of Frederick I Barbarossa during the Italian campaign.  

A trip by bicycle is the best way to recreate and live atmospheres of former times, respecting at the same time nature. When you go along the Chiugina street, you will be enchanted by the green of elms and oak trees, interrupted by the medieval villages that are hidden in the surrounding hills. Moreover, you will be delighted by the yellow fields of corn and sunflowers. The beauty of this itinerary comes from the great variety of sceneries: town, countryside and lake, which have a common denominator: Etruria, an old land that evokes magic and mystery. 

There is a great variety of accommodation: from B&Bs to hotels and farm holidays for a day, a weekend, or even three days.
You can ask for a guide to make the excursion by bicycle. It is available mechanical assistance and hiring of the necessary equipment.  

Do you know that...
 
During the first centuries of the modern age, Della Cornia family, who came from Perugia, acquired the fief of Castiglione del Lago (that is to say Chiugi Perugino, from which the name “Chiugina” comes) as well as the ancient street. Overtime, the economical and agricultural main road started to lose its role because of the fall of the noble family. Therefore in the XIX century a new route was developed between Chiusi and Perugia. Slowly weed and durmast covered the country path that was forgotten by almost everybody. Fortunately the street was rediscovered and currently the entertainment is much more: from manèges to didactic farms, from the model aircraft track in Solomeo to the landing strips in Castelvieto and much more…You can discover it by bicycle!


For further information send us  an email at:  sonia@ilperuginoviaggi.it

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