City – open -air museum

Traveling in Italy, one cannot help but visit Chitta Di-Castello. Chitta Di-Castello town is located on the slope of Apennin, in the floodplain of the Tiber River, fifty kilometers from Peruji. Not far from the city is the border between Umbria and Tuscany, and that is why the adverb of local residents differs from other Umbrians. During its existence, the city changed many names. Even before the Nativity of Christ, he was called Tifernum-on-Tiber. Then he was ruined by the OSGOTO, and rebuilt, he received the name Castrum-Felicitatis. From the 10th century, he acquired the name of Chivitas-Castelli, which was later transformed into the current Chitta Di-Castello.

The entire old medieval city, in fact, is an open -air museum. Here you can admire the bell tower of the XI-XII centuries, the town hall and the tower of the XIV century, the Palazzo del Podest and the Palace of Vitelly, built by the Florentine architect of the High Renaissance of Antonio da Sangallo the younger. And, of course, numerous temples, one of which, the Church of St. Francis, was built in the XVIII century according to the project of the Great Georgio Vazari.

No less good works of art that are stored by the local museums. The city gallery alone contains the canvases of Raphael, Luke Signoorelli, Lorenzo Giberti, Antonio Vivarini and other wonderful Italian artists. And the Cathedral of Cathedral boasts by the creations of Nikolo Cherchignani, Rosso Fiorentino and Rafael College. Also here they honor the memory of the native of these places of the famous artist and sculptor Alberto Bury, who gave Città di Castello so much work during his life that the city now has the largest collection of his works in the world.

In addition, in Chitta Di-Castello, an ancient Roman writer and lawyer, known to us as Pliny the Younger, and the Pope of the Roman Celestine, were born in the time that he ruled the Catholic world for a little less than six months, as well as the fact that he was the first to be the first to be the first to be the first Saint Malachi mentioned in his prophecies, who made a list of all future Roman dads. And finally, it is impossible to ignore another person born in these parts – the beautiful Monica Bellucci.

But even in our times, many interesting events are taking place in this city. At the end of August, the festival of nations collects the most famous performers of chamber music from around the world. At the same time, in every season, one country is selected-the guest of the festival-and the best works written by its composers are performed. In 2011, Italy herself received such an honor, because this year the country celebrates the 150th anniversary of the association.

In September, one of the most prestigious equestrian shows in Italy is in Chitta Di-Castello. In the same month-a large exhibition-sale of antique books. In November – a fair of truffles and forest gifts. And this is not counting the numerous sports competitions, such as the canoeing tiber. By the way, on Christmas, Babo Natal, the Italian Santa Claus, arrives at Città di Castello… It is on the canoe!

Well, of course, you should look at at least one of the many small festivals that take place in these places almost all year round. It is on such small holidays that you will get the opportunity to get acquainted with local traditions and local cuisine.