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Sustenance: A Satisfying Guide to Food Traditions in the Upper Tiber Valley

There is no greater joy than receiving a book in the mail. Unless, of course, it turns out to be such a gem of a read that you find yourself thinking two things: 1. I wish I had written this book; and 2. I can’t wait to share this book.

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….

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Day at the Office: Cheesemakers of Cascia

Long before the hipsters in Brooklyn, farming families in Umbria’s gorgeous Valnerina were making cheese. A young brother & sister duo have brought this long tradition back, with incredible success.

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