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Surprising People, Surprising Places: The Menotre Valley, Part Two

In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures…part two.

Surprising People, Surprising Places: The Menotre Valley, Part One

In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures.

The Best Caves Around: La Grotta di Monte Cucco

I have discovered that Umbria does has fantastic caves to visit and they are just as spectacular as Frasassi. Take that, Le Marche.

Size Matters: The Stained Glass Window of San Domenico

Size matters in things like toothbrushes, telephoto lenses, and stained glass windows. Of which Perugia is home to the second largest in Italy.

Crazy Fun at Spoleto’s Corsa dei Vaporetti

I had, until recently, been living under the false assumption that Gubbio was the town of crazy people in Umbria. That is what I had been told, and I believed it. Until yesterday, that is.

Because yesterday I discovered that Spoleto is home to Umbria’s insane.

Then and Now: Spoleto’s Roman Theater

There are a number of well-preserved Roman monuments and sites–and lots of ruins requiring a bit of imagination to piece back together–which, for Roman history buffs, is always a thrill to visit. Spoleto’s Roman Theater is one of the few still in use!

Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum: For Kids of All Ages

Nothing brings out the kid in you like a visit to a chocolate factory. And given that I’m a big believer in the restorative properties of an occasional date with my inner child, the Perugina chocolate factory and museum outside of Perugia is one of my favorite places to visit.

Gubbio’s Madmen

Need a certificate to show you’re not playing with a full deck? Head to Gubbio…

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.

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