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One Day in Assisi: A Complete Itinerary

This itinerary is a greatest hits compilation to help you discover Assisi’s most beautiful and iconic historical monuments and spiritual sites. Follow the directions to get a taste of the best of this unique town, and leave wanting to come back for more!

Umbria’s Artisan Crafts: What to Buy and Where

Purchasing traditional handcrafted wares in Umbria is killing two birds with one stone: doing good (by supporting the local economy) and doing well (by taking home an excellent quality memento that truly captures the essence of this region). Here are four of Umbria’s most iconic products, and some suggestions as to where to find them.

Art Day Trips from Umbria to Le Marche

Have a hankering to cross the border? The one between Umbria and Le Marche, that is. Our neighbor to the east has some hidden masterpieces of art and architecture that are worth a visit. Take a look here for an overview…

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

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