Monteleone. The picturesque hilltown's name, "Mount of the Lion", denotes force, domination and greatness. The name might seem pretentious for this tiny mountaintop village in the Val Nerina area of Umbria, not far from Spoleto, nearly abandoned, with two cafÃ©s and one restaurant But the sixth-century B.C.gilded bronze biga (chariot) - unearthed here in 1902 - and now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York - "was certainly owned by someone powerful," local "chariot expert", Roberto told us proudly. The chariot - of possible Etruscan workmanship - embodies a glorious past. read more...
Anne's Blog / History
As there has been every year since Peppino Impastato’s murder by the Mafia, on May 9th, 1978, there will be... View article
I’ve just been to Heaven and back… Five years ago today, two areas of the frescoed vault of the Upper... View article
If you haven’t seen I Cento Passi (“The Hundred Steps”) don’t miss it… and probably best to read the following... View article
Agenzia Viaggi Stoppini in Assisi handles all technical support for my guided visits (bus transportation, organization of meals, etc)