City Hotel & Suites in Foligno, near the Gonzaga Barracks
Looking for a hotel near the Foligno barracks? City Hotel & Suites in Foligno, near the Gonzaga Barracks, is great value for money for all those who seek a foothold before and after the national exams at Foligno’s Gonzaga barracks.
City Hotel Suites in Foligno, near the Gonzaga Barracks, is well served by public transport such as bus line no. 13 which runs right next to the hotel at 7:05 am and stops just in front of the Gonzaga barracks only 5 minutes later.
The City Hotel & Suites is located near the “Generale Ferrante Gonzaga del Vodice” barracks in Foligno, the army’s National Selection and Recruitment Centre where all the selection tests – written, oral, psycho-physical, and psycho-aptitude – to become part of the Italian Army are held.
The Centre was born to rationalize and centralize the entry tests for the armed forces, concentrating them within a single centre.
The City Hotel & Suites in Foligno, near the Gonzaga barracks, is only 1.5 km from the latter, which can be easily reached either on foot or by public transport.
PALAZZO TRINCI – MUSEUM
The palace overlooks Piazza della Repubblica, the main square, and offers visitors the chance to admire the breathtaking frescoes by Gentile Da Fabriano.
THE NUNZIATELLA – PERUGINO IN FOLIGNO
In the small chapel a few steps away from the “Quadrivio” (centre of the world!) you can find the only fresco by Perugino there is in Foligno: the beautiful Baptism of Christ.
CALAMITA COSMICA – Ex SS Trinità in Annunziata Church
The huge skeleton created by Gino de Dominicis is a modern and evocative emblem of the relationship between man and the universe, and many will find the relationship between the sculpture and its beautiful location quite interesting. A “must-see” if you come to Foligno!
C.I.A.C. – ITALIAN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
The museum is home to some of the most important contemporary art exhibitions on a national and international level. The location is truly beautiful and just a few steps from Corso Cavour.
In Piazza della Repubblica there is a small but prestigious museums: indeed, Foligno was one of the first Italian cities to host a printing press and the first printing of the Divine Comedy comes from here!
At the week-end you can spend a pleasant evening in the many restaurants, pubs, and bars that characterize the area around the main square and Via Gramsci: there is something for everyone!
The 17th-century competition lives again in the city centre in June and September, with scents and a magical atmosphere. The historical parade features costumes
inspired by the most famous Baroque paintings and is a paradise for the senses.
Spello – 5km
This medieval town is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating in Umbria: the hard pink stones of the buildings, the care that the inhabitants have for the town streets, permanently decorated with flowers and plants, and the intricate maze of alleys blend to make Spello a place that feeds the soul. Art and nature continually intertwine in Spello, making the town unforgettable especially during the “Infiorata”.
Bevagna – 7km
The ancient town of Roman origins is located at the western edge of the Foligno plain, at the foot of the hills where Montefalco is located, near the bend of the Timia river.
Places of particular interest in Piazza Silvestri are the Gothic Consular Palace and that of St. Michael. The fountain that completes this exceptional public space is, instead, a remake of the original 19th-century piece.
Montefalco – 12km
Called the “Railing of Umbria”, the old walls of Montefalco allow a gorgeous view sweeping across the fertile Umbrian valley.
Rasiglia, a small borough of Foligno and a wonder of the Menotre Valley, is known nationally as “the Venice of Umbria” due to the presence of numerous streams,
waterfalls, and pools that surround the village.
The best way to imagine this unique beauty is through the words of poet Marco da Rasiglia:
“I am alone in this alpine place
at the foot of a sacred and glorious mountain
where, among living stones, water surges,
breaks out, murmuring…”
Strada del Sagrantino – 10km
The 27 paths of the “Strada del Sagrantino” will allow you to discover this wonderful land and its fantastic wine. By stopping in the most important wine cellars of the region you can taste wines like Sagrantino, Rosso di Montefalco, Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoletino, or the famous Sagrantino passito.
Assisi – 17km
At the foot of Mount Subasio rises the medieval city home to the most beloved Saints in Italy: Francis and Clare. The St. Francis Basilica boasts some of the most important masterpieces of sacred art such as Giotto’s fresco cycle. Other evocative destinations are St. Francis Woods and the “Eremo delle Carceri” hermitage.
Nature and religion blend together, creating a spellbinding effect.
Trevi – Temple of Clitumnus – 23km
Considered one of the most interesting early medieval monuments of Umbria, it is one of the seven jewels of Lombard art and architecture in Italy which have recently been included, as a single item, in the prestigious list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Spoleto – 35km
In Roman times, Spoleto was an important colony, which then became the seat of a Lombard Duchy. The most famous monuments of the city however date back to the age of Communes and to the Renaissance, although there is no shortage of pieces dating back to earlier periods.
Perugia – 36km
This beautiful city, rich in monuments, history, and works of art from different eras, ensures very satisfactory visits, either general or centred on a specific theme.
Cascate delle Marmore – 65km
A breathtaking scenery that can arouse admiration and dismay, the “Cascata delle Marmore” is one of the most fascinating and grandiose spectacles of nature in Umbria. Moreover, a large and fully-equipped park near the waterfall and numerous food & drink stalls allow you to spend a pleasant day in a truly evocative place.
Norcia – 65km
Located at the edge of the fertile plain of Saint Scolastica and surrounded by foothills, the city of Norcia still boasts of its medieval walls, which surround it without hiding it. Excellent and renowned are its many typical products (truffles, cold cuts, cheeses and lentils) which you can buy in the many shops in the city centre.
Gubbio – 62km
Gubbio is a splendid medieval city, one of the best-preserved in Italy; it is rich in monuments and history, and it offers visitors unforgettable views peeking from the intricate web of its alleys. Every May 15th, Gubbio is home to the most famous folkloristic event in Umbria: the “Corsa dei Ceri”, celebrated in honour of the town patron, Saint Ubaldo.
Lake Trasimeno – 55km
In the green heart of Umbria, among the reeds and the enchanting white water lily, lies Lake Trasimeno, a natural paradise where wild ducks, cormorants, kites, and kingfishers gather. Beyond the valley, the landscape turns into sloping hills with woods alternating with fields of sunflowers and corn, vineyards and olive groves.
Sibillini Mountains – 90km
Visiting the small towns located in the Sibillini Mountains Park is a unique opportunity to fully experience the charm of the past and discover the treasures that man has been able to preserve over the centuries while adapting to a wild and often hostile natural environment.
Among olive groves and vineyards: an itinerary in the heart of Umbria
Travelling between Assisi, Montefalco, Spello and Foligno to discover a land dominated by Beauty. Going from main square to wine cellar, from hermitage to oil mill, for an ‘almost-healthy’ experience. For more details click here