Archive for October, 2010


October 18th, 2010 | Perugia Province,Spello

Sitting up on a hillside in the shadow of Monte Subasio, between Assisi and Foligno, the pink stoned Spello is a perfect example of one of Umbria’s medieval small towns. Spello was settled under the Umbri, but grew in size under the Romans in the 1st century BC when it was known as Hispellum. Read More

Gualdo Tadino

October 18th, 2010 | Gualdo Tadino,Perugia Province

Just east of Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino is another Umbrian hill-town that occupies the site of ancient Tadinum, a Roman staging post on the Via Flaminia. The town is of both Umbrian and Roman origins, and has endured a tormented history until the 12th century when it was resettled on it’s present site. Today the town which sprawls across the lower slopes of the Apennines mountains is a quiet place best known for it’s ceramics. Gualdo suffered substantially in the 1997 earthquake and has almost been completely restored since then. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Featured,Perugia,Perugia Province

Perugia is the largest city in Umbria, and is the capital of the province of Perugia. The historic center of the city has a medieval feel to it but is actually based on Etruscan plans. Perugia today has a cosmopolitan feel to it compared to other cities in the region and is famous for it’s world class jazz festival, it’s University for Foreigners, and it’s chocolates and pastries. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Gubbio,Perugia Province

Gubbio is one of northern Umbria’s most stunning stone hill towns and stands at the foot of Mount Ingino. It is difficult not to be awed by the stark beauty of this medieval town as you approach by car and see it’s grey limestone buildings built along it’s steep streets that wind up the base of the mountain. Read More


October 18th, 2010 | Featured,Orvieto,Terni Province

Orvieto is best known for known for its spectacular Duomo, its Etruscan ruins, and for it’s world famous Orvieto Classico wine. The site of the city is considered one of the most dramatic in all of Europe as it sits high up on a 1000 meter tufa cliff. Read More