Five million people pilger every year to the
grave of Saint Francis of Assisi, since the papal election there are
The "Basilica di San Francesco", one of the main attractions of Umbria with its famous frescoes by Giotto.
The hermitage of Saint Francis, a very atmospheric place.
Information: Saint Francis of Assisi
Todi and surroundings
Todi is picturesquely situated on a hill overlooking the Tiber valley. Numerous historical works of art and architectural treasures make Todi a popular destination for art lovers and culture researchers.
The Roman town of Carsulae
Carsulae can be reached in about 30
minutes from Ermitage Macchiabella.
Covering an area of more than 20 acres, the imposing remains provide the Umbrian - Roman town of Carsulae a unique archeology location in Umbria, a real open-air museum where you can go into a long piece of the ancient Via Flaminia with its original paving. Along the side of the road, surrounded by meadows with the Martani mountains in the background, the forum with the original Castore and Polluce consecrated twin temples, the Basilica, the thermal baths, the theater and the amphitheater, also the great arch of San Damiano and the zone of monumental tombs. There is a modern service-center with a museum exhibiting interesting finds of the town, which was built near the springs of San Gemini, resting place for legions on their way back to Rome. In the age of barbarians invasions the town was abandoned.
Carsulae is located between Terni and Acquasparta, on the provincial road Carsulana.
Information and tickets: Carsulae
San Patrizio Well, Orvieto
Orvieto is about 1 1/4 hour from Ermitage Macchiabella.
Saint Patrick's well (Pozzo di San Patrizio, depth 58.5 m, diameter 4.7 m) was built from 1527 to 1537 by Antonio da
Sangallo designed an ingenious plan: the way to and from the wells consist of two interwoven spiral stairs. This form of a double helix, the paths never cross, so that the donkeys with their water loads could climb again without meeting. Shortly after its completion in 1537, this fountain was considered as a special building and is still today visited by numerous architects.
Information: San Patrizio Well
Teatro della Concordia, Montecastello di Vibio
From Ermitage Macchiabella Montecastello
di Vibio can be reached in about 10 minutes.
The pretty village is situated on a hill with a panoramic view, facing up to Todi. Montecastello di Vibio is world famous thanks to the Teatro della Concordia, which is considered as the smallest theater in the world, also known as Teatro Piccolo.
Under Library you will find our report on the Teatro piccolo.
Information: Teatro della Concordia
Castelluccio di Norcia
Castelluccio is about an hour and a half away from Ermitage Macchiabella.
During the blooming period Castelluccio di Norcia, in the heart of the National Park of Monti Sibillini, many things are different.
Tales, legends, traditions and reality merge with nature in a unique and suggestive way. Castelluccio offers good food, lentils, free flight, horse riding, nature and much more.
Information: Castelluccio di Norcia
In some 1 1/2 hour drive from Ermitage Macchiabella you can reach Rome - the Eternal City.