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Medieval town of Panicale in the rustic and beautiful Umbria region, Italy - SELIMS RAASTA
I was lucky enough to visit the historic town of Panicale and see the surrounding villages in the Umbria region during travels for work. I absolutely fell in love with the charming slow lifestyle of the people around here. We have been to other parts of Italy – south of the Amalfi Coast and parts of North Italy Verona,Venice and Trevisio and I can go back several times over! We LOVE the food, the culture, the history and arts, the natural landscape, but mostly we love the food in Italy 🙂 Panicale is among the most beautiful natural terraces of Umbria, facing on one side the Trasimeno, and on the other the Nestore Valley. It was born as a castle to control and defend the southern slope of the Trasimeno and even now Panicale preserves the structure of the walled town focused around three central squares. Olive trees around the castle walls, cobbled streets and stunning views of Trasimeno Lake, Panicale has received the Orange Flag which is ‘a seal of environmental and tourism excellence awarded by the Italian Touring Club to smaller towns and villages which distinguish themselves for the quality of their hospitality.’ Best time to go to Panicale is in mid-September, when there ...