In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures…part two.
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In which a complete stranger comes forward to introduce me to a completely new corner of Umbria, and some of its treasures.
I have discovered that Umbria does has fantastic caves to visit and they are just as spectacular as Frasassi. Take that, Le Marche.
Size matters in things like toothbrushes, telephoto lenses, and stained glass windows. Of which Perugia is home to the second largest in Italy.
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!
Nothing brings out the kid in you like a visit to a chocolate factory. And given that I’m a big believer in the restorative properties of an occasional date with my inner child, the Perugina chocolate factory and museum outside of Perugia is one of my favorite places to visit.
Need a certificate to show you’re not playing with a full deck? Head to Gubbio…
If you want to combine some easy to intermediate walks and hikes with winery visits and tastings in Umbria, Assisi is a good place to start.
Putting wine in a context wider than a goblet.