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Umbria and Italy Travel Information

500sVisit Umbria. Ten itineraries for classic Umbrian day trips including scenic drives, crafts, wine tasting and good family restaurants. See our self guided tour of Assisi in the previous page

Weather:
Weather forecast for Perugia, Umbria’s capital city

Maps:
Downloadable maps of most Umbrian towns

Museums:
Opening times and addresses of the most important museums in Umbria

Parks:

Travel notes:
Articles written by individual travelers about their experience in Umbria, on Slowtravel

Italy Gazeteer, the personal website of Bill Thayer who has visted Umbria many times on foot. There are wonderful pictures, strong opinions and detailed historic information

Umbrian food and wine:

  • Madonna del Piatto Blog, discover the best of Italian home cooking, recipes, family stories and great food pictures
  • Travelers reviews of Umbrian Restaurants, on Slowtravel
  • Salt, pepper and time, an article written by Letizia about the Umbrian prosciutto and other delicious cured meats of Umbria
  • Umbrian food, an overview by La Cucina Italiana
  • Gusto Wine Tours fun, off-the-beaten-track wine tours specialized in Umbrian small wineries

Shopping:

  • Date and location of several weekly food, clothes and antique markets in Umbria:
  • Outlet shops and factory stores in Umbria:
  • Medieval armours

Festivals in Umbria:
Umbria offers a variety of festivals and art events all year long, only a few have websites in English. For more details see the Italian links

ITALY TRAVEL INFO
Borghi d’Italia:
The most beautiful small villages (borghi) of Italy. Most of the Umbrian “borghi” are at a short drive from our agriturismo

Forums about Italy:
Discussions about travel, food, culture, lifestyle and other info for those who love everything Italian.

Learn Italian:
The University for Foreigners in Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious italian institution involved in teaching and research activities as well as in the diffusion of the Italian language and civilisation in all expressions. Several of our guests come to relax in the countryside, to cook and to practice their language skills after an itensive course at the University.

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