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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

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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