I look at the calendar and yet another month has passed by. Time flies … and August arrives. In July we had uncommonly cool temperatures and lots of rain :(. But even with the rain, it is pleasant to walk around in small villages or to explore the Umbrian countryside. Paciano is a small well preserved Medieval village in Umbria. It is a walled town with some restaurants and numerous activities during the year. Walking through the streets in Paciano it’s impossible not to immerse in an atmosphere of centuries ago.
Paciano is also one of the “Borghi più Belli d’Italia”, a contest which sees a winner every year. There are quite a few Umbrian villages on this list: http://goo.gl/289lFt
Close to Paciano is the Medieval fortified town of Panicale. This town has two gates. You find narrow lanes, squares, bridges and several flights of stairs to reach the different levels of the town. The grey houses and villas are cheerfully decorated with colorful flowers.
Se lo dice il #WashingtonPost, L'Umbria non è la Toscana dei poveri, è la via al paradiso http://t.co/m0PWh4QIHP via @villainumbria #umbria
— umbriabeecoming (@umbriabeecoming) August 15, 2014
– Posted by Sylvia van der Male –
My ‘to-see’ list keeps growing! 🙂