Treasures of Umbria . / Text by Maria Laura Della Croce - Photography by Giulio Veggi

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المؤلف Della Croce, Maria Laura

العنوان Treasures of Umbria . / Text by Maria Laura Della Croce - Photography by Giulio Veggi
بيانات النشر Vercelli, [ITALY]: White Star Publishers, 2006.
الوصف المادي 176 pp : cm 27 X 36 ; col
بيان السلسلة Italian Regions

- Hardcover with jaket - Glossy art paper, illustrations in colour


"Pristine landscapes: the shores of Lake Trasimeno, Mount Cucco, which dominates the Apennines, Valnerina, the upper valley of the Tiber… as well as hamlets and castles upon hilltops, the legacy of a violent age when armies crisscrossed the Italian peninsula. Then there are cities and towns where history and religion wonderfully merge with the most exquisite artwork. This book is dedicated to Umbria, the ancient green heart of central Italy. The breathtaking photographs illustrate the great allure of the region’s inimitable landscapes, its medieval charm, and the magnificent Renaissance remains of its many historic towns, with detailed and specially selected itineraries covering history, art, and nature." Publisher ------ "A shy isolated region, a land of hills and forests, Umbria seems unchangable, poised throughout the centuries between the generosity of its nature, and its proud, reserved inhabitants. Harsh valleys, narrow and deep in contrast with the rounded tops of the sorrounding hills, jealously guard scences of ancestral beauty, such as the roaring falls at Marmore or the beautiful Lake Piediluco. The towns are still centered around the remains of a turbulent past, but one which was rich in many kinds of art. The succession of Roman, Byzantines, Longobards, local seigneurs and, finally, the sovereignty of the Papacy, has left indelible marks on the very stones of towns like Perugia, Spoleto, Todi and Norcia, built with severe, elegant lines. Just the word Assisi - the most celebrated religious shrine in Italy - means art, history, culture and spirituality; a constantly-renewed, delicate harmony. The Narni, Nocera, Spello and Gubbio, treasure chests of architecture, traditional culture and crafts, whose fame has crossed the religion's borders to become a universal heritage. The pictures in the book, now featuring 32 whole new pages, make up the moving portrait of a Region with an unmistakable character, in which the beauty of nature alternates with the eternal works of human genius." Book jacket

المواضيع Umbria (Italy) - Description and travel

الأسماء المرتبطة Veggi, Giulio