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Friday, August 7, 2020

Umbria: the holy region of Italy, gay friendly in his heart.

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Just in the heart of Italy, Umbria region is considered the ‘holy place’: Saint Francis lived here in the XIIth century and his message of peace and brotherhood, of equality amongst human beings is in perfect harmony with the green of Umbria hills and with the sense of harmony between nature and humanity,  which pervades each single corner of this land.

From Assisi, the ‘Town of Peace’ to the small hamlets which spot the whole region between Tuscany and Marche, you start a journey back in time, in the silence of amazing olive trees, silent vineyards and old-stone farmhouses elegantly converted in top-class mansions, to host guests in a unique ambiance.

Assisi
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One of these amazing mansions, dating back to the 16th century, is a farmhouse in Corciano, close the Umbria capital town of Perugia.  ‘La Posta del Confine’ (The Post on the Border) is a on Lake Trasimeno, near Corciano and owns its name to being located between Umbria and Tuscany. You can cycle around the lake or linger under the olive trees or bathing at the farmhouse swimming pool or relax visiting the amazing Castiglione del Lago, with its Middle Age fortress, Its Duke Palace and a huge numbers of handcraft ‘botteghe’ and small wineries where to taste local red wine and black truffle appetizers.

La Posta del Confine

Spello is another must-see destination: a medieval hamlet, with less than 500 inhabitants, surrounded by walls, as a fortress. It is considered one of the most beautiful hamlets in Italy. Its cathedral and the local painting gallery are tributes to minor artists of the 15th and 16 th century.

The ‘Infiorata’ the grand parade of flowers (on the Corpus Domini day) colors and decorates the streets and alleys in fantasy, from pavements to house walls to roofs.

Always in June, the Perugia Gay Pride, which gathers all LGBTQ+ movements since 2019: AGEDO Terni, Amelia Pride, Esedomani Terni, Famiglie Arcobaleno e Omphalos LGBTI all very active associations on civil rights and inclusion.

Being already in love with Umbria? Want to discover more about gay-friendly hospitality in the very heart of Italy? Get in touch for a tailor-made tour in Umbria with a dedicated lgbtq+ tour in the most natural and greenest part of Italy. Vist us at www.quiiky.com/en or write to [email protected]

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