Purchasing traditional handcrafted wares in Umbria is killing two birds with one stone: doing good (by supporting the local economy) and doing well (by taking home an excellent quality memento that truly captures the essence of this region). Here are four of Umbria’s most iconic products, and some suggestions as to where to find them.
Have a hankering to cross the border? The one between Umbria and Le Marche, that is. Our neighbor to the east has some hidden masterpieces of art and architecture that are worth a visit. Take a look here for an overview…
Whether you are drawn to the historical or the spiritual aspects of Francis’ life, there are a number of Franciscan sites which are both fascinating and poignant monuments to this Umbrian saint’s life and work. Take a look here for an overview of Assisi’s Basilica and a Franciscan itinerary across Umbria.
Want to daytrip from landlocked Umbria to the nearest coast? Head over the Appennine mountains to the east, where the Adriatic coast has a number of great seaside resort towns. Here are a few of my suggestions:
Not sure where to drop coin on your next visit to Assisi and Perugia? Here are some of my favorite shops, boutiques, and artisan workshops to find something unique and memorable to remind you of Umbria!
We turn up the heat for this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable and talk about August in Italy.
I dare you not to be charmed by Arrone. And I know you. You are going to take the dare.
This crack reporter infiltrates the cocktail underworld to make sure you get your Mojito with a view!
Postcards from Umbria: A quick take on the abbey of San Pietro in Valle
Umbria harbored deadly fire-breathing reptiles centuries ago. Now there’s just my mother-in-law.