We live not far from the market town of Tavernelle, Umbria, Italy.
The Market Town of Tavernelle
Our general practitioner is based in Tavernelle. Also, as alluded to in previous posts, the town is our favourite source of cakes and pastries! We have a fabulous drive over the mountain to get there, with some spectacular views.
Aquapark di Tavernelle
After about 15 minutes we drive past the ‘Aquapark di Tavernelle‘ (Parco Aquatico). This boasts various water slides, a diving pool, swimming pool and sunbathing area with sun beds. It also has a bar that helpfully keeps your fluids topped up whilst you are roasting (should that be your thing). Passing the Parco Aquatico it is not far to the central car park of Tavernelle (also known as Tavernelle di Panicale). On a Monday morning this car park is out of bounds as it is the home of the weekly market (mentioned in one of last week’s blog posts).
What’s To See in Tavernelle
Once you have parked, Tavernelle is a pleasant town to walk around. It has a large square with shops and various streets leading off the square to other shops and bars.
Tavernelle is not all shops though, as you walk around there are lots of pretty areas and things to catch your eye.
Church of San Luigi Gonzaga
The beautiful bell tower of the church of San Luigi Gonzaga is worth noting. This differs from many other local bell towers as it is a flat wall design rather than a four-sided tower. I think the metal ladder up the side looks rather precarious! But it is reassuring to see that the church has been earthquake proofed. You can see that from the diagonal metal ties that have been placed onto the brickwork. The interior of the church (la chiesa) is well worth a visit too.
The main square in Tavernelle is a gem with bars, shops and some beautiful buildings. It is worth a wander around the streets leading off the square. You will find a recently restored fountain, some characterful old wooden doors and architectural features.
Just outside Tavernelle you will find some beautiful old churches up in the hills and some luxury hotels. Half an hour from city of Perugia using the newly built road, the old market town of Tavernelle is well worth a visit!
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