The position of the agriturismo Ripaiani allows to reach
easily and quickly many of the most interesting and beautiful
Umbrian cities as for example Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto,
To see near the agriturismo: the Marmore waterfalls where is
possible to do rafting, Montecastello di Vibio with its smallest
theatre in the world and many other villages full of historical
(25 minutes), The great "Guelf strong-hold" rises up in the
region's heart, with its 5 historical quarters closed in by its
Etruscan town walls.
These enormous bastions formed by cyclopean square masses,
were constructed 22 centuries ago and are still visible for long
stretches. To visit the Palazzo dei Priori, the Galleria
Nazionale dell'Umbria, the Rocca Paolina and the Fontana
(20 minutes) rises on a hill altitude about 400 m on the sea
level ,at the confluence between the stream Naia with the river
Tevere. The town was placed on the boundary lines between the
Etruscan's territory and the Umbrian's ones : it was founded by
the Umbrian Veii (2700 B.C.) then was an Etruscan domain :they
called it “Tutere” (boundary).
To see the Piazza del Popolo, the Palazzo del Capitano and
the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.
(40 minutes) was once a very important Etruscan centre, then
a papal fortress.
This historical centre is is rich of monuments as the
Cathedral, the Palazzo del Popolo , the Palazzo dei Sette and
the St Patrick’s well.
To see Orvieto underground which is composed with tunnels,
caves, wells of Etruscan age.
(40 minutes), stretches out on the slopes of the Monte
Subasio, above the plain where the Topino and Chiascio rivers
Assisi's oldest nucleus, which is protected by a defensive
apparatus made up of eight fortified entrance portals and a long
belt of town walls, is topped by two castles on peak of the
Apart from religious buildings too important to not be
considered solely the heritage of Assisi such as the basilica of
St. Francis, the tourist can also visit the churches of St.
Clare and St.Peter.
Cascata delle Marmore (40 minutes), extolled during the
centuries for its beauty, appears like a roaming water column
distributed on three drops. Wrapping the flora in a cloud of
white foam , cover a different in high of 165 metres.
The scenery disclosed to the visitors eyes is the work of men
made since centuries, from the Roman period, tried to canalize
the waters of the Velino river to fall the into the Nera river (where
is possible to do rafting). .