• UMBRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
  • TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS IN UMBRIA
  • ETRUSCAN
  • OLIVE HARVEST
  • SIBILLINI
  • BLACK TRUFFLE
  • CASTELLUCCIO DI NORCIA
  • HISTORICAL MEMORIES
  • TRASIMENO LAKE
  • UMBRIAN VILLAGES
  • LAGO DI PILATO
Eco-Bike
Eco-Bike: a tour in Perugia

Description

“I should perhaps do the reader a service by telling him just how a week at Perugia may be spent. His first care must be to ignore the very dream of haste, walking everywhere very slowly and very much at random, and to impute an esoteric sense to almost anything his eye may happen to encounter”. (“Italian Hours” by Henry James, United States writer and literary critic). 

Umbria is a simple but strong land, in which sacredness intersects with laicism, creating an indissoluble connection. The symbol of this connection is Perugia. The cathedral of Saint Lorenzo and the majestic historical building “Palazzo dei Priori”, which is the seat of town hall, overlooks the main square. However Perugia is not only art: It's a town that you must discover! Going along its characteristic alleys, you can reach art galleries, handicraft's worships and historical buildings, in which you can admire the traditional products of the Umbrian craftsmanship (from the ceramic to the lace) and in which you can taste the gastronomic specialities (cheeses, wines and sweets).
  
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Ciaramicola, which is a traditional Easter sweet, represents Perugia even from the colours: the red “Torcolo” (a ring-shaped cake) and the white “Meringa” recall the colours of the coat of arms of Perugia (a red crowded shield on with a rampant griffin). The icing forms five small mountains which represent the districts of Perugia ( Porta Sole, Porta Sant'Angelo, Porta Susanna, Porta Eburnea and Porta San Pietro). The Ciaramicola is then garnished with colourful sugared almonds which also have a symbolic value: “Red as the district of Porta S. Angelo, through which firewood was brought into the town. White as the district of Porta Sole, where the sun was reflected between marbles and travertine. Blue as the district of Porta Susanna which will accompany you toward the light-blue of Trasimeno Lake. Green as the district Porta Eburnea which will guide you toward wood and vineyards that filled the surrounding valley. Yellow as the district of Porta S. Pietro, through which the blonde corn, which were the most important food, was brought into the town”. 

 
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