Archive for May, 2010


May 26th, 2010 | Featured,Norcia,Perugia Province

Norcia sits at the foot of Monti Sibillini and has been a trading city and staging post for centuries. It is famous for being both the birthplace of St. Benedict, founder of Christianity’s first monastic order, as well as being one of Italy’s great culinary capitals. Today, Norcia is best known for its black truffles and top quality meat, sausages, and salami. Read More


May 24th, 2010 | Perugia Province,Torgiano

Torgiano is one of Umbria’s wine towns with the surrounding countryside carpeted with vineyards. The town itself has only two main streets, Corso Emmanuele and Via Garibaldi and once was a small river port. Inhabited since the Roman era, it was rebuilt during the Middle Ages and later played a part in history as being one of the towns responsible in protecting Perugia as it sits just 15 km south. Read More

Castiglione del Lago

May 24th, 2010 | Castiglione,Perugia Province

Castiglione, also known as Castiglione del Lago, is the main town on the western shore of Lago Trasimeno, Umbrias largest lake, and the fourth largest lake in all of Italy. Castiglione sits up on a limestone fortified promontory and is a lovely place to visit on a day trip from Perugia. Read More