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:
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I have to fess up and admit that it took me years to finally work up the courage to check out what turned out to be one of my favorite festivals in Umbria.
It took a day out on a boat with a taciturn captain and a haul of carp to take Trasimeno from resort to real.
I know, I know. It’s all about fives in travel writing. What can I say? Here’s another pentalogy of favorites from Europe Up Close…this time fabulous festivals!
The score: Leave your smug hipster attitude at the door. Right next to the table with the complimentary funny hats.
Sure, it’s easy to be the hero until you find yourself in a dim crypt with mummies, bones, and a epic thunderstorm raging outside.
If I only had one summer left to live and had to choose a single last sagra to attend, (Yes, I realize it’s an unlikely scenario. Humor me.) I would choose Cannara’s over-the-top-out-of-control-mother-of-all-sagras Festa della Cipolla at the beginning of September. Hands down.
I was thrilled to be able to contribute to the wonderful Ciao Bambino! website, a great resource for family-friendly travel, this week.
We went rafting twice last summer with a group of friends, and I have to say the last time I had that much fun wearing skin-tight PVC attire I was definitely 20 years younger (and 20 pounds lighter).
If you really want to see how the Italians in rural Italy live, your best bet is to head to the nearest sagra.