From here, we continue, amidst the greenery and occasional castles and small churches, towards the town of Gubbio, on the slopes of the Monte Cucco regional Park. The latter is a real haven of greenery, and it preserves little towns in its depths as if they were gems – for example, Scheggia and Pascelupo, Costacciaro and Sigillo. Nature has been generous here: this is the land of beech-tree forests and waterfalls, caves and small lakes, streams and ample pastures. And in this atmosphere imbued with silence and peace, we find the hermitage of St. Girolamo, the abbey of St. Maria of Stiria, or the Benedictine monastery of St. Andrea. Finally, Mount Cucco is beloved by more daring sportspeople who practice trekking, cross country skiing, paragliding, and speleology.
We thus reach our final destination: Gubbio. Even Dante Alighieri was captivated by the beauty of the town and describes it in one of the canti of the Paradiso. The area is made even more precious by the Topino stream and by the hill named after the town's patron saint, St. Ubaldo.
The locality practically grips onto the steep slope of Mount Ingino, from which one can enjoy breath-taking views. In the city centre, visit the Roman Theatre, the church of St. Francis, located where there once was the palace (or fondaco) of the Spadalonga family, the Palace of the Consuls or the coeval Palace of the Podestà.
Today, Gubbio is famous not just for its cultural richness and beautiful landscape, but also for having offered the backdrop to the Italian TV series Don Matteo. Its narrow alleyways and elegant urban tapestry fascinate and draw many visitors each year.