The Tiber Valley
the frescoes of Luca Signorelli at St. Crescentino and the
Center of Popular Traditions.
You will enjoy a full day: in the morning you will visit the church of St. Crescentino, built in 1420 and renovated in 1507, preserving the frescoes by Luca Signorelli with the Flagellation and the Crucifixion. Also in the area is the Benedictine Abbey of Petroia, founded in the first half of the 11th century, thriving until the 14th century.
We will continue our visit to the Sanctuary of Canoscio, the Romanesque church of the 13th century preserving inside layers of votive frescoes dating from the 14th to the 18th century.
In the afternoon the tour will continue to the Center of Popular Traditions, where the museum has been set up in a typical farmhouse of the Upper Tiber countryside, for the will of Professor Livio della Ragione with the purpose of spreading a culture of sharecropping of the land, strongly felt until the middle of the 20th century. Adjacent to the farmhouse is the villa Capelletti with a model railroad collection that the Marquis wanted to leave for display purposes in his own house.
The tour will end with a tasting in the kitchen in the farmhouse, where typical Umbrian products will be accompanied by the blazes of the fireplace and grilled meat.
Visits are by appointment only and prices will be communicated on request. The cost also includes the admission tickets to the museum/church and the tasting. Initiative for a maximum of 20 people.