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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.

Art in the Olive Groves: Madonna delle Lacrime

Masterpieces pop up in the most surprising corners of Umbria, including quiet country churches tucked away in the olive groves.

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.

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.

Assisi for Kids

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

Visit Assisi in One, Two, or Three Days: Itineraries and Tips

Though I don’t often write about my hometown of Assisi, I finally sat down and put together three itineraries: one, two, and three days of discovery of the picturesque, the poignant, and the–uh, another p word isn’t coming to me–town and environs. Take a look and plan your visit!

Three Days in Assisi: A Complete Itinerary

This itinerary will help you discover Assisi beyond the Basilica; use it to dodge the crowds of pilgrims which can flood the town in high season and find the quiet, picturesque backstreets, small trattorias where the locals eat, and off the beaten track gems (many of which you will have virtually to yourself). Follow the directions and know that you will leave after three days having seen and experienced the very best of this special place.

Two Days in Assisi: A Complete Itinerary

This itinerary will help you discover Assisi beyond the Basilica and historic center, including some of the more evocative Franciscan sites in the quiet countryside outside of town. Follow the directions to see and experience some of Assisi’s most famous monuments and most spiritual corners.

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