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Assisi’s Basilica di San Francesco and Franciscan Sites in Umbria

Whether you are drawn to the historical or the spiritual aspects of Francis’ life, there are a number of Franciscan sites which are both fascinating and poignant monuments to this Umbrian saint’s life and work. Take a look here for an overview of Assisi’s Basilica and a Franciscan itinerary across Umbria.

Beach Day Trips from Umbria to Le Marche

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:

Shopping in Assisi and Perugia

Not sure where to drop coin on your next visit to Assisi and Perugia? Here are some of my favorite shops, boutiques, and artisan workshops to find something unique and memorable to remind you of Umbria!

Italy Roundtable: Panzanella

We turn up the heat for this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable and talk about August in Italy.

The Most Beautiful Villages of Umbria: Arrone

I dare you not to be charmed by Arrone. And I know you. You are going to take the dare.

Cin cin: The Best Places to Have Drink in Umbria

This crack reporter infiltrates the cocktail underworld to make sure you get your Mojito with a view!

Postcards from Umbria: San Pietro in Valle

Postcards from Umbria: A quick take on the abbey of San Pietro in Valle

Umbria’s Dragons

Umbria harbored deadly fire-breathing reptiles centuries ago. Now there’s just my mother-in-law.

This Green Heart Has a Catchy Beat: Music Festivals in Umbria

Umbria hosts over 20 music festivals each year, an astonishing number given this region’s tiny size and population (Ikea hasn’t even deemed it worthy of a a store yet), but even more surprising is the world-class quality of the music scene.

Il Mercato delle Gaite: There’s nothing Ye Olde about it!

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.

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