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Walking and Sipping in the Assisi Hills

If you want to combine some easy to intermediate walks and hikes with winery visits and tastings in Umbria, Assisi is a good place to start.

Torgiano’s Wine Museum

Putting wine in a context wider than a goblet.

The Colli Martani: Wine on Wheels

Sometimes the best pairings with wine are wheels…

Sagrantino di Montefalco: Taming the Beast

Any conversation about Umbria and her wines must necessarily begin at the very heart of this region, both geographically and historically, which is to say at Sagrantino.

A Thousand Words for Norcia

Norcia. Words cannot describe. But perhaps a few photos can…

Finding Magic: Narni and the Convento del Sacro Speco

The thing about magic is that when you go looking for it, it doesn’t show. And then, when you’ve let your guard down, it sneaks up on you in the most unexpected places. Like this remote Franciscan monastery outside Narni.

The Future Surrounded by the Past: Spoleto’s Palazzo Collicola

Contemporary art can pop up in surprising places in Umbria, like this Renaissance palazzo in Spoleto’s historic center.

One Stop Wine Hop: Orvieto’s Enoteca Regionale

If you want to taste some of Umbria’s best wine, head to the Enoteca Regionale in Orvieto, which offers tastings of over 100 labels from across the region.

What Lies Below: The Orvieto Underground

Underneath the hilltown of Orvieto, a hidden warren of tunnels and caves takes visitors back in history a thousand years.

Olive Oil in Umbria: Past, Present, Future

If there is one thing that links the past with the future in Umbria, it’s the culture and tradition of olive oil. Here’s a visit to the heart of olive country: Trevi.

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