June 20th, 2011 | Terni,Terni Province

Terni today does not have much in the way of tourist attractions, although it’s railway line is a major junction, and Terni is the provincial capital of the small Umbrian province with the same name. Terni was heavily bombed by the allies in World War II due to it’s weapons industry and metalworks, and today has very little resemblance to most of the other charming hill towns in Umbria. Surprisingly, Terni was however the birthplace of St. Valentine, who was martyred there in 273 AD. Read More


June 9th, 2011 | Perugia Province,Spoleto

Located just a few kilometers from the Valnerina, occupying an impressive hillside position, Spoleto feels very civilized surrounded by a very rural backdrop. Midway between Rome and the late imperial capital Ravenna along the Via Flaminia, Spoleto was one of the few towns able to prosper in the twilight of the empire. Most famous for its famous Festival dei Due Mondi held every summer since 1957, Spoleto is often considered one of Umbria’s most graceful hill-towns. Read More!


June 8th, 2011 | Assisi,Featured

The small town of Assisi is one of the Christian world’s most important pilgrimage sites as it is home of the Basilica di San Francesco. This small town has been an important place of pilgrimage for over 700 years. Perched high on the hill, the cobbled streets of Assisi wind across the hill with spectacular views of the valley below. Read More


June 6th, 2011 | Accommodation,Accommodations & Dining

There are many levels of accommodation in Umbria whether you want to experience casual country living in an agriturismo, or spend a more luxurious vacation at an elegant hotel. You can choose a lodging right in the historical center of just about any of Umbria’s famous hill towns, or find a myriad of different types of accommodations in a more secluded and peaceful setting. The lodgings below are listed in alphabetical order. Simply choose the town you would like to stay in, or browse the entire list.

Where To Stay In Umbria


April 27th, 2011 | Accommodations & Dining,Dining

Restaurants in Umbria vary greatly from the very casual to the more elegant but are plentiful across the region and almost all specialize in typical Umbrian cuisine. The cuisine of Umbria is well known for it’s robust flavors and traditional old recipes and utilizes the best local, seasonal ingredients. The following is a general listing of many restaurants found across Umbria with prices indicated by dollar signs. Recommended restaurants will be noted with a red star, while others may have a link to a complete review. You can either browse through the list, or simply click on the town listed below which will take you to the dining options they have to offer. Just click the link below to see the complete listing.

Restaurant Listing


April 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Post Offices – Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 8:30am-7:30pm although many smaller offices are open mornings only. You can buy stamps (francoboli) in tabacchi (tobacco shops), and in some gift shops in tourist spots. Phones – The number of pay phones across Italy has dropped significantly in recent years and those still in
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Insurance And Health Concerns

April 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

EU citizens can take advantage of Italy’s health services under the same terms as the residents of the country, but you’ll need form E111, available from any main post office. The Australian Medicare system also has a reciprocal healthcare arrangement with Italy. Italy has no medical program covering citizens from the US and Canada. US
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Passport And Tourist Regulations

April 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

All EU citizens can enter Italy and stay as long as they want with proof of a valid passport. A visa is not required for US, Canadian, Australia or New Zealand citizens holding a valid passport unless they expect to stay in Italy for more than 90 days or are entering the country for study
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Automobile Rental

April 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Although the train and bus system across Italy is quite extensive and easy to navigate, if you truly want to experience all that Umbria has to offer you’ll want to rent a car. Driving in Italy in general can be an adventure although driving around Umbria is very safe and unless you try driving through
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April 26th, 2011 | Uncategorized

Umbria in general is considered a safe region, however if you have difficulties requiring help each town has a police office open 24 hours a day. Medical care in Umbria is fairly accessible as well, but do look into obtaining health insurance before you travel. It is important no matter where you travel in Italy
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