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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.

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.

The Future Surrounded by the Past: Spoleto’s Palazzo Collicola

Contemporary art can pop up in surprising places in Umbria, like this Renaissance palazzo in Spoleto’s historic center.

What Lies Below: The Orvieto Underground

Underneath the hilltown of Orvieto, a hidden warren of tunnels and caves takes visitors back in history a thousand years.

Olive Oil in Umbria: Past, Present, Future

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.

Art in the Olive Groves: Madonna delle Lacrime

Masterpieces pop up in the most surprising corners of Umbria, including quiet country churches tucked away in the olive groves.

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