Agriturismo Gubbio

Agriturismo Gubbio - Itineraries from Casa Faustina

Assisi and Umbria

Located just 7km from Assisi (Umbria), the agriturismo Casa Faustina is an excellent starting point for excursions into the surrounding areas and allows guests to discover the historical and artisitic wealth as well as the nature and spirituality of Umbria. Along with Assisi, all of the most important medieval cities including Spello, Orvieto, Perugia, Spoleto, Gubbio and Montefalco, are easily reached from the agriturismo. You will briefly find here-below some of the itineraries that the « green heart of Italy » offers you.

You will spend unforgettable moments at the Mount Subasio above Assisi and its beautiful park with its various hiking trails and timeless landscapes. We recommend visiting the franciscan Hermitage Eremo delle Carceri.

Enogastronomic tours

We are located on the Wine Route of the Cantico "Strada del vino del Cantico", where you can taste the best wines of the area such as the Rosso di Torgiano DOC and the Rosso di Assisi DOC. We can advise visits to vineyards and wine tasting in the cellars.

We suggest a day Tour, at 30 km from here, to the beautiful medieval cities of Bevagna and Montefalco to descover the amazing territory of the Sangrantino wine area along the Strada del Sagrantino with it's cellar and wine bars to taste the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG and the Rosso di Montefalco DOC.

Natural tours

Within one hour drive you can deep walk into the Grotte di Frasassi natural caves, reach the beauty of the Valnerina valley, assist the daily show of the Marmore Falls and further reach Castelluccio's blowing fields in May and June.You can stop en route to visit the cathedral of Spoleto or for a gastronomy break in Norcia.

Casa Faustina suggests

Assisi Hermitage of Carceri

Even if there are 5 kilometres of road going uphill, it is possible to join the Eremo delle Carceri also on foot, following the road signs from Assisi to Mount Subasio. The Eremo delle Carceri (which in Italian means "prison hermitage") is so called because Saint Francis and his disciples used to withdraw here to pray and to meditate in the several caves of this area. In 1400, Saint Bernardine of Siena added a convent to the previous little church and the convent has been enlarged over the centuries, up to the present day. The walk in the wood is really mystic because of the natural caves, which are very frequent, and the tiny chapels where pilgrims can withdraw to meditate. After visiting the Eremo delle Carceri, continue on the way to the Mount Subasio, from up there the panorama of Umbria is unforgettable.

The Crucifix of St. Damian

From Assisi, joining this monastery is very easy, especially if you decide to go for a walk among the olive trees which is called "passeggiata tra gli ulivi". The monastery of Saint Damian has been very important to the religious path of the young Francis: in fact, in this country oratory he heard the Crucifix talking to him and saying: "Vade Francisco et repara domum meam" ("Francis, go and repair my house") Such words were enough to him to decide to sell his goods and repair the ancient oratory. And it was here in the convent that Saint Francis wrote his "Laudes Creaturarum", "The Canticle of the Creatures", during the winter of 1224. From 1212 to 1253, Saint Clare and her Poor Clares estabilished themselves here, up to Saint Clare's death.

Rocca Maggiore – Major Fortress

From Piazza San Rufino you may walk down Porta Street - so we can admire the characteristic area called "Pertici". We arrive to the Porta (a gate) built in the medieval walls and from here, turning left, we walk in Perlici Street, up to the Rocca Maggiore. The Rocca you see, built on a previous one, is dated back to 1367 and over the centuries it has lodged both militar and imperial garrisons (even Frederick II "red-beard" spent some time here) and later also papal garrisons have lodged here too. We suggest to enter the fortress to get to the tower, from there you can admire the beautiful panorama of Assisi and Umbria!