CANDLES IN CANDELARA AMONG VILLAGES AND CASTLES, A WEEKEND IN THE CHRISTMAS ATMOSPHERE3 December 2022
Departure by bus to Perugia and meeting with the guide to visit the festively decorated city. Of particular importance is “Rocca Paolina” and its basement, XIII century “Fontana Maggiore”, the cathedral of San Lorenzo and “Palazzo dei Priori” with “Sala dei Notari”, “Arco Etrusco” with III BC century Etruscan walls and the University for Foreigners in the noble “Palazzo Gallenga”. Free lunch. Transfer to lake Trasimeno, in particular “Castiglione del Lago” located on a limestone promontory, below which there are remains of numerous Etruscan tombs. Here it is possible to admire the Castle and the medieval walls of “Palazzo Ducale” linked by a walkway to “Rocca del Leone”, one of the most important example of Umbrian military architecture. “Palazzo Ducale” was built as villa for delights and entertainment for Corgna family but the subsequent historical events led to the separation from the feud of “Castel della Pieve”, today called “Città della Pieve”, transformed “Palazzo Ducale” into the palace of family residence in the capital of the marquisate. Entrance and visit of “Palazzo Ducale” with its frescoed rooms, steeped in the history of the territory and conclude with a passage through the walls of the fortress, from which literally “dominate” Lake Trasimeno. Time available to attend the event “Luci sul Trasimeno”, it will enchant the public with the unique spectacle of the world’s largest Christmas tree drawn on the water! Castiglione del Lago, during Christmas period is illuminated by thousands of lights to experience the magic of the world’s largest Christmas tree drawn on the water. An installation long more than a kilometre and 50 meters wide, which involves the use of 165 load-bearing poles planted in the bottom of the lake, 2559 perimeter bulbs and 7 kilometers of cable. Castiglione del lago turns into a real Christmas city with live shows, Christmas markets, ice rink, ferris wheel, monumental crib and the house of Santa Claus in the magical and evocative setting of Lake Trasimeno. Return to Fabriano. End of services
The price includes:
GT bus throughout the route; guided tour of Perugia, entrance to “Palazzo della Corgna” and fortress of “Leone di Castiglione del Lago, entrance to the event, insurance.