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Umbria Travel Notes
Umbria used to be called the "new Tuscany", but now is a popular tourist destination in its own right (and Puglia is the "new Tuscany"). The largest city is Perugia, but Umbria has many famous towns: Assisi, Spoleto, Spello, Todi, Orvieto. The countryside is peaceful and beautiful and many of these towns have wonderful art to see in their churches and museums.
One Day in Assisi: Travel guide for Assisi, itinerary for a day trip, shopping, restaurants, festivals, when to visit, practical information.
Shopping in Assisi and Environs: Suggestions for non-touristy shops in the city of Assisi and some neighboring areas
A Taste of Perugia and Umbria: written by the owner of Villa Nuba, tips for things to do, artisans and restaurants in Perugia and the surrounding area of Umbria.
Tantalizing Todi: insight into the magic that is Todi, and why it should be on your radar for your next visit.
Perusing Perugia: Travel guide for Perugia, a Companion Guide to the Tourist Map Distributed by the Perugia Tourist Office.
Umbria Music Festivals: A Guide to the different music festivals that occur in Umbria throughout the year.
The Umbrian Sagra Survival Guide: How to behave at a local Italian festival, which ones to go to.
Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars): Experiences at this wine festival in may.
The Sweetest Tour in Italy: Touring the Perugina chocolate factory near Perugia.
Upper Tiber Valley of Northern Umbria: Travel this less known region to get away from touristed Tuscany.
Roll on, Mighty Pecorinos, Roll on for Easter: Cheese Rolling in Panicale.
Montone: All about a delightful small town in northern Umbria.
Umbria: Italy's Oasis: Things to do in and around Perugia and central Umbria.
Things to Do in Umbria: What to see and do.
Perugia's Minimetrò: Information on this cable "train".
Città della Pieve: Get to know this wonderful medieval Umbrian town.
Flower Festival: The June Flower Festival of Città della Pieve.
Orvieto: In Love With Orvieto.
The Not So Sweet Chocolate Tour: A contrary view to touring the chocolate factory near Perugia.
Related Travel Stories and Articles
On the Land in Umbria
On the Land in Umbria: Ann writes essays about her life in Umbria as well as interesting travel articles for other regions of Italy.
Rebecca's View: Most of Rebecca's essays are set in Umbria along with new travel notes for Umbria
Window on Italy
Window on Italy: Colleen writes about her time in Umbria, operating vacation rentals in a converted ancient glassworks, along with some articles about things to do in Umbria.
Ginda's Umbria, and Beyond
Monte S. Maria Tiberina: Ristorante Oscari Emilio in northern Umbria.
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