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Italy Roundtable: Partytime at Assisi’s Calendimaggio

In a town in which only about 1,000 people currently live in the historic center, almost 2,000 routinely participate in some way in the annual Calendimaggio festival, which brings the town together in both solidarity and rivalry like no other event.

Once More with Feeling: Finding Magic in Narni the Second Time Around

The last time I went to Narni, I went specifically looking for magic. I didn’t find it in the town, but in the enchanting (enchanted?) countryside nearby. This time, I went to Narni simply looking for a fun time. And guess what: magic.

Activity Parks in Umbria

If your kids need a break from the art and culture of Umbria, take a day off and zipline through the Valnerina at one of these fun activity parks.

Perugina’s Chocolate School, or How To Get Your Kids To Do Anything, Anything At All

Say you want your children to bathe. Or do their homework. Or pick up their room. Or eat their broccoli. Well, I have the biggest carrot of them all to urge them along….

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.

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.

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.

Man and Nature: the Ex-Railway Spoleto-Norcia Hike

One of the most spectacular and poignant hikes in Umbria is along the now-defunct Spoleto-Norcia railway line.

Assisi for Kids

Bringing the kids to Assisi? Here are some tips and suggestions to make it a fun visit for your whole family.

Easter Events and Food in Umbria

If you’ll be visiting Umbria over Easter this year, here’s all you need to know about the events, food, traditions, and customs surrounding Easter week!

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