Gressoney, Italian Alps

Gressoney-Saint-Jean (1385 m), appreciated for its architecture, its walks and its sumptuous cross-country trails, is characterised by a traditional hospitality: from Queen Margherita’s stays at the beginning of the 20th century, to the tourists that are nowadays attracted by the particular atmosphere.
The fascination of a mountain village which has developed without losing its ancient
charm. The whose wooden houses of Walser origin, the 16th century church, the 19thcentury villas, Castle Savoia with the alpine garden, the “Alpenfaunamuseum” and its collection of trophies and weapons, but also the small squares are well worth a visit and they represent the ideal place for a relaxing holiday.

The courses in Gressoney are available from July to middle of Semptember.
Video by Faterry53 from 'youtube'

Citta' della Pieve, Umbria

Città della Pieve sits on a hill overlooking the Tiber on the western edge of Umbria, about 20 km S of Lake Trasimeno and 8 km from Chiusi across the Tuscan border. Though not very large, it's an attractive, compact place with a strong
urban feel to it; its churches and palazzi were built of brick within a fairly short span of time, from the late Middle Ages thru the Renaissance, and give the city a happy unity of style.

It is principally famous as the birthplace of two painters of
that same period: one of them distinguished, il Pomarancio; and the other great: Pietro Vannucci, known to posterity as Perugino.

The cathedral (Duomo) is a late medieval building with several paintings by each, as well as a number of other works of the Renaissance. An even more famous fresco by Perugino, a Nativity and Wise Men, may be seen in the Oratory of S. Maria de' Bianchi. Among the town's other beautiful churches the Oratory of S. Bartolomeo deserves special mention, with a good fresco of the Crucifixion.

The courses in Citta' della Pieve, Umbria are available from September to November and from April to the end of June.
The video is in Italian but I am sure you will enjoy it.
Video by Familylifetv from 'youtube'
Share |