Size matters in things like toothbrushes, telephoto lenses, and stained glass windows. Of which Perugia is home to the second largest in Italy.
Archive for the ‘Off the beaten path in Umbria’ Category
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.
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!
Need a certificate to show you’re not playing with a full deck? Head to Gubbio…
Putting wine in a context wider than a goblet.
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.
Contemporary art can pop up in surprising places in Umbria, like this Renaissance palazzo in Spoleto’s historic center.
Underneath the hilltown of Orvieto, a hidden warren of tunnels and caves takes visitors back in history a thousand years.
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.
Masterpieces pop up in the most surprising corners of Umbria, including quiet country churches tucked away in the olive groves.