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Surprising People, Surprising Places: The Menotre Valley, Part Two

In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures…part two.

Surprising People, Surprising Places: The Menotre Valley, Part One

In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures.

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.

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.

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:

Italy Roundtable: The Colfiorito Marshlands

We climb every mountain (or hill) in this month’s edition of the monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable with bloggers Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli (back from temporary leave!), Alexandra Korey, Gloria from At Home in Tuscany, and me.

The Day I Fell in Love: Fishing on Lake Trasimeno

It took a day out on a boat with a taciturn captain and a haul of carp to take Trasimeno from resort to real.

Walking and Hiking in Umbria: The “Costa’s” Fountains

This is a lovely ring walk along an itinerary full of fountains and springs, unusual for a limestone mountain like Subasio.

Rebecca as Guest rather than Hostess: Five Fabulous Hikes in Umbria

If you are an avid walker and keen on exploring the rolling Umbrian countryside on foot, take a look at my guest post on Bootsnall for five of the area’s most breathtaking trails.

Rebecca as Guest rather than Hostess: A “Velvet Escape” Hike in Umbria

What a pleasure to be able to share this stunning hike through one of the most spectacular areas in Umbria as my Velvet Escape Travel Tip this month.

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