Umbria, a stroll in history (2016)

by Daniele Cini and Claudia Pampinella

Directed by: Daniele Cini
Cinematography: Fulvio Martinelli
Editing: Maria Cristina Marra

Executive Producer: Claudia Pampinella
Runtime: 23’:00’’
Broadcast: 22 December 2016 on Geo Rai 3


The visitors that flow to Umbria symbolic locations, from Perugia to Todi, from Gubbio to Assisi, seem to be amazed by its beauty every time that they discover it. Umbria conveys a special charm, which you can feel especially by the way its citizens take care of the past. The stories we discovered go through history: from ancient Rome to the Middle Ages, from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The art of forging roman weapons; the Market of the Gaite (city quarters) of Bevagna, triumph of the Medieval crafts; the School of Trades of Solomeo, by Brunello Cucinelli, an example of neo-renaissance of the noble values of the crafts, that involves young people, bringing back to them the faith in the future; and at last the craftsmanship of a harpsichords, forte-pianos and clavichords’ manufacturer. These musical instruments were the baroque precursors of the piano.