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Umbria’s Surreal Ideal City: La Scarzuola

A visit to this mind-bending “theatrical complex, with its adjoining sacred and profane “cities” which form a vast architectural allegory for the physical and existential journey through life, is a trip down a rabbit hole…

Once More with Feeling: Finding Magic in Narni the Second Time Around

The last time I went to Narni, I went specifically looking for magic. I didn’t find it in the town, but in the enchanting (enchanted?) countryside nearby. This time, I went to Narni simply looking for a fun time. And guess what: magic.

Of Darkness and Light: Narni Sotterranea

Is the Narni Underground worth a visit? Absolutely. But despite the charming story of its discovery, the pleasant surprise of the ancient chapel and its frescoes, and the admirable research that went into uncovering its secret uses, I was relieved to return to the light.

Size Matters: The Stained Glass Window of San Domenico

Size matters in things like toothbrushes, telephoto lenses, and stained glass windows. Of which Perugia is home to the second largest in Italy.

Crazy Fun at Spoleto’s Corsa dei Vaporetti

I had, until recently, been living under the false assumption that Gubbio was the town of crazy people in Umbria. That is what I had been told, and I believed it. Until yesterday, that is.

Because yesterday I discovered that Spoleto is home to Umbria’s insane.

Then and Now: Spoleto’s Roman Theater

There are a number of well-preserved Roman monuments and sites–and lots of ruins requiring a bit of imagination to piece back together–which, for Roman history buffs, is always a thrill to visit. Spoleto’s Roman Theater is one of the few still in use!

Gubbio’s Madmen

Need a certificate to show you’re not playing with a full deck? Head to Gubbio…

Torgiano’s Wine Museum

Putting wine in a context wider than a goblet.

A Thousand Words for Norcia

Norcia. Words cannot describe. But perhaps a few photos can…

Finding Magic: Narni and the Convento del Sacro Speco

The thing about magic is that when you go looking for it, it doesn’t show. And then, when you’ve let your guard down, it sneaks up on you in the most unexpected places. Like this remote Franciscan monastery outside Narni.

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