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Orvieto

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218,761,54

Assisi

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225,665,110

Perugia

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142,408,115

Gubbio

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164,739,31

Todi

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48,159,21

Spoleto

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40,124,40

Bevagna

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44,161,8

Norcia

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17,54,9

Spello

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17,51,9

San Leo

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44,187,0

Terni

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3,22,15

Lago Trasimeno

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7,28,0

Piano Grande

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18,22,0

Passignano sul Trasimeno

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5,8,14

Deruta

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5,3,3

Trevi

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4,17,9

Panicale

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1,8,6

Umbertide

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0,0,3

Parrano

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0,3,1

Le Marmore

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6,57,0

Doglio

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1,4,0

Castiglione del Lago

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2,6,15

Bettona

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0,0,8

Orvieto

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  • Amazing!!!

    Orvieto Restaurants

    Amazing is the only word to describe my experience at Cibus!I had a dinner with fresh seafood, red tunafish tartare and an unforgettable cannolo siciliano!!! :The atmosphere was friendly, nice and welcoming!Thank you to all the Cibus staff!!!! Absolutely red tunafish tartare... a wonderful exeperience!!!!

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  • Locanda Rosati

    Orvieto Hotels

    Locanda Rosati is a very similar enchanting retreat, excellent for the sociable visitors. It is a...

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  • Fields of Wildflowers: Orvieto Hills in...

    Orvieto Off The Beaten Path

    Perhaps it was the exceptionally heavy rain of the Spring of 2013 or maybe it was an annual occurrence. However taking a bus and driving around Orvieto in May gave us some magnificent glimpses of hills covered with wildflowers. Beautiful reds, yellows, and oranges spotted between lush and thick green grass provided for some great photos. It also...

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Assisi

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  • Just an ordinary cafe-bar

    Assisi Restaurants

    Around noon the heat was very intense so we decided to take a brake in a little cafe-bar on the Main Square. The idea was to have some cold drink and espresso. Entering inside the bar I saw the owner cuting fresh prosciutto, so we ordered "prosciutto crudo con melone" and it was delicious and very refreshing. Instead of unalchocolic drinks we...

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  • Berti

    Assisi Hotels

    We chose Assisi to spend our 44th wedding anniversary. We just love the town and it is much nicer in...

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  • Assisi in Umbria

    Assisi Favorites

    During my stay in Perugia, which I visited targeted because of the Umbria Jazz Festival, one morning I spent in the nearby Assisi, which is the birthplace of St.Francis. I am not a believer but I feel great respect for the teaching of a man who tried to restore the Catholic Church its real roots. City of Assisi is located at the foot of Monte...

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Perugia

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  • Bishop's balcony

    Perugia Off The Beaten Path

    On the wall of the Cathedral San Lorenzo, which overlooks the main square, is a small and richly decorated balcony which attracts the attention of passers-by. The locals colloquially called it "The Bishop's Balcony" but this is actually a pulpit dedicated to San Bernardini di Siena. A pulpit is composed of ancient fragments and cosmatesque...

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  • Country House Montali

    Perugia Hotels

    What a wonderful view from the top of a beautiful hill overlooking Umbria. The rooms were spacious...

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  • Monument to Pope Giulio III

    Perugia Off The Beaten Path

    In close vicinity to Loggia di Braccio Fortebraccio stands an imposing bronze statue representing Pope Giulio III (Julius III, 1487-1555). The statue from 1555 is work of the famous Renaissance sculptor Vincenzo Danti, a native of Perugia. Pope Julius III is very popular in Perugia and in fact for most of the locals he is considered as a true hero....

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Gubbio

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  • San Martino / Domenico

    Gubbio Things to Do

    This is another church that I had passed many times without venturing inside, but on my third visit to Gubbio, in September 2014, I did so. Dating from the 13th century, this is one of four churches that has given its name to one of the quarters of Gubbio (the others being Sant’ Andrea, San Pietro and San Giuliano). At one time dedicated to St...

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  • Hotel Gattapone

    Gubbio Hotels

    When I arrived in Gubbio in April 2008, I was a bit exhausted from the road traffic. It was late...

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  • Museo Civico in the Palazzo dei Consoli

    Gubbio Things to Do

    On my latest visit to Gubbiio, in September 2014, I took Chris to see the exhibits in the Museo Civico in the Palazzo dei Consoli, having enjoyed them so much on my previous visit. This also provides a great opportunity to see inside this magnificent building, and to enjoy the views from its loggia. Whereas on my previous visit signs prohibiting...

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Todi

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  • Roman Ruins That Nobody Visits . . .

    Todi Off The Beaten Path

    The ruins of Carsulae are 20 minutes south of Todi toward Terni. Only partially uncovered, there is an amphitheater, a theater & several large arches as well as a medieval church. Sections of the Via Flaminia are visible. Large 30+ acre site. There were only a handful of people the day we visited.

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  • Residenza San Pietro Sopra Le Acque

    Todi Hotels

    Localita Cimacolle, Massa Martana, Umbria, 06056, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Italian Garden dining

    Todi Restaurants

    On an exceptionally lovely, warm spring evening in Umbria, my husband and I were searching in Todi for "al fresco" dining, but all the piazza restaurants seem to be closed for the evening. A local directed us to Restaurant Cavour. Well, it did not look like much from its street entrance, but they led us through to the back, where this large...

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Spoleto

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  • You have to go there!

    Spoleto Restaurants

    This restaurant is situated in the centre of Spoleto,in via Filitteria 43,near it you can see a wonderful Spoleto view and you can also seat on the outside part of the restaurant. I've eaten "Strangozzi al tartufo",a typical spoleto home made pasta with truffle and oils,so good! And then a particular kind of Pork with Red Wine called "Filetto di...

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  • Hotel San Luca

    Spoleto Hotels

    San Luca is a sweet hotel that used to be a Villa, set in a very quiet part of Spoleto. The grounds...

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  • Charming, Romantic, Friendly & Good Food

    Spoleto Restaurants

    During our week-long driving trip through Tuscany and Umbria, we spent one evening in Spoleto. There's not much to see or do in Spoleto and there aren't very many dining options in town, but while wandering around we decided to pop in this restaurant to eat dinner. The owner / chef greeted us warmly and welcomed us with open arms. The restaurant...

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Bevagna

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  • Tempietto Clitunno – another ancient...

    Bevagna Off The Beaten Path

    As already mentioned, in addition to the river Clitunno spring there is a little temple close by. It seems to have built in 4th to 6th century. The historians are not exactly sure about the date, as material was used from older buildings and temples (very much common practice as I found here and there in Umbria). Maybe there was even once a pagan...

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  • Residenza Porta Guelfa

    Bevagna Hotels

    ponte delle tavole 2, Bevagna, 06031, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Maybe the best restaurant in Italy -...

    Bevagna Restaurants

    So how did I discover this maybe best restaurant of Italy or even Europe? It was all the “fault” of British journalist Patricia Clough, who wrote the book Gebrauchsanweisung Umbrien in this special series of “operating instruction” book series of German Pieper Publishing. In one chapter she wrote about the Slow Food movement and mentions that...

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Norcia

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  • Sausage heaven

    Norcia Shopping

    Norcia is the world capital of the best sausages. This, as the oak forests around Norcia provide excellent food for pigs and wild boars. It is even so famous that you might run across the name “Norcineria” throughout Italy, which means butcher. Norcia locals were travelling thoughout Italy in the past and were soon recognised to have the best...

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  • Palazzo Seneca

    Norcia Hotels

    Via Cesare Battisti, 12, Norcia, 06046, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Castellina, small, cute and a museum

    Norcia Things to Do

    Opposite of Palazzo Comunale is a small and cute building, which looks more like a fort that should sit on a peninsula to defend the country. And yes, a fort is it, called Castellina. It was built according to the plans of Vignola, one of Italy’s 16th century master builders, who also had Il Gesù in Roma built. Inside is a nice little courtyard and...

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Spello

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  • Santa Veronica: patron saint of...

    Spello Local Customs

    This little shrine is one for all us VT-ers who travel with a camera fixed almost constantly at our eye! When I saw the inscription that said that Veronica was the patron saint of photographers I was a little surprised as I had never heard this before and was puzzled as to how a saint could have become associated with a relatively recent and...

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  • Terme Francescane Village

    Spello Hotels

    Via delle acque , Spello 06038, Perugia, Italy

    Good for: Business

  • Belvedere & Porta dell’ Arce

    Spello Things to Do

    At the highest point of your walk in the town you are likely to come, as we did, to the Belevedere. Here you can relax after the climb and look out at the classic Umbrian scene laid out before you. In the immediate foreground you will see the remains of a semi-excavated Roman amphitheatre (photo 3) – the same one where the statues now adorning the...

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San Leo

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  • The Castle/Fortress at San Leo, Part VI

    San Leo Things to Do

    “Even in riper times the aureole did not fade quite away from San Leo, and the longing sometime to see it remained laid away in a mental corner, only awaiting the occasion to be brought forth and transmuted into a realization.”— from “Wayfarers in Italy” 1901 by Katharine HookerIn the Middle Ages San Leo became part of the fief of the powerful...

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  • Doorknockers of San Leo

    San Leo Off The Beaten Path

    “At last we arrived at San Leo. This castle of the ancient and powerful lords of Montefeltro was erected before the tenth century or thereabouts. It is seated on the top of a very elevated cone like the rock of the Appenines, and dominates all the neighbouring castles, opposite the hill on which is seated the ancient town and republic of San...

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  • The Castle/Fortress at San Leo, Part III

    San Leo Things to Do

    “We reached the town of San Leo, where we came the other day to see the splendid old fortress, used for a time as a prison, but now kept only as a government monument. The room where the impostor, Cagliostro, was let down through a hole as the only entrance, and where he died in 1795, gave me the “creeps.” ”— from “Italian Castles and Country...

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Terni

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  • Tasting wine and foods

    Terni Nightlife

    In the downtown of Terni exists a very nice and soft place to drink and eat each night, except Sunday from 7pm to 2am. The Name is "Le Grand Cru" and is located in Via Manassei 21.Alessandro, the owner, is a very kind man that can supply you all information about food and wine, and music, and philosofy. Jeans or as you prefer!

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  • La Casella, ECO-Resort

    Terni Hotels

    Strada La Casella 4, Ficulle, Terni, Umbria, 05016, Italy

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Visit www.lozoodisimona.it in Terni

    Terni Things to Do

    In Terni exists for shopping an International brand named Lo Zoo di Simona where you can find, based on internet, paintings, bags, necklaces handmade with certification. Each piece is unique and will not be replaced similar.Is a little part of Italian Fashion and you cannot avoid to visit if you will arrive in Terni.

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Lago Trasimeno

  • Strange sculptures at the lake shore

    Lago Trasimeno Things to Do

    Not that I understood these (but I am very much dumb when it comes to modern sculptures and the “messages”, the artists want to tell). But some of these are very nice. I am talking about Campo del Sole at Tuoro’s harbour. These 28 sculptures, arranged in a circle, are meant to show parts of the Hannibal battle and were created by national and...

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  • The very famous battle… and school...

    Lago Trasimeno Things to Do

    Who does not know famous Battle of Lake Trasimeno where Hannibal and his troops defeated the legions of Roman consul Flaminius, the same who gave his name to Via Flaminia. It was here, in 217 B.C., in the hills of the lake’s northwestern shore, west of Tuoro. It is a bit difficult to find, because there are not many signs. Drive on the main road,...

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  • Passignano sul Lago, a quiet village

    Lago Trasimeno Things to Do

    I stopped in Passignano to have some snack and to relax a bit at the lake shore. And I really liked it. However, given the huge parking lot (in the east of town), with huge marked space for busses as well and the many restaurants and bars and kiosks I think it must be quite packed with people in summer. The esplanade is inviting with many benches...

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Piano Grande

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  • Castelluccio

    Piano Grande Things to Do

    The town of Casttelluccio is located right on the edged of the Piano Grande. It is actually more stunning from a distance than close up. They were doing a lot of construction when we were there, and the town was a bit worse for the wear.

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  • A beautiful hike

    Piano Grande Things to Do

    I found a great book at the library... "Walking and Eating though Umbria and Tuscany" (or something like that). This book recommended the Piano Grande region, and they were right on the money! Once we got up to the mountains, we just pulled over near a path and explored the countryside on foot (with a picnic of cheese, salami, bread and boxed...

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  • In the Monti Sibillini, east...

    Piano Grande Things to Do

    Driving to the Piano Grande you can see this magnificent landscape...This page is under construction. Until now I've only uploaded the pictures, but I hope to add more info to this tip as soon as possible.

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Passignano sul Trasimeno

  • Country Vistas and the Cutest Dog in the...

    Passignano sul Trasimeno Things to Do

    Up at the top overlooking Passignano, is grassland area that is quite pastoral. But the main attraction is an adorable shepherd mix that greets you as you hike up for the view. He is actually supposed to be enclosed within a fenced area, but when I was there he managed to tunnel his way out, and skip around with viistors up the hill. He goes back...

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  • Hotel Kursaal - Umbria

    Passignano sul Trasimeno Hotels

    Via Europa 24, Passignano Sul Trasimeno, 06065, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Pottery Shops

    Passignano sul Trasimeno Shopping

    There are several nice pottey shops in Passignano with surprisingly good prices and even better variety. I was too tired after my ferry ride and hike to do any shopping, but I wish I had. They sold these spattered little pottery jugs, not more than 3 inches high, lightly scented with perfume. Really cute souvenirs that made good gifts for friends...

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Deruta

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  • Ceramics museum a must-see if you love...

    Deruta Things to Do

    This museum is full of the most breathtakingly beautiful pieces of majolica ranging from 50 to several hundred years old. You can see the evolution of distinctive and individual styles and learn about the history of majolica and how it is made.

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  • L'Antico Forziere

    Deruta Hotels

    Via della Rocca, 2 - Casalina, Deruta, 06051, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Deruta the place to buy pottery

    Deruta Things to Do

    We have purchase different pieces of Italian Pottery from a shop in Victoria, British Columbia. We really liked the style of painting that is on the pottery and it only comes from Deruta. The pottery that we bought in Victoria was very expensive, prohibitively so. I really wanted to add to our collection so visiting Deruta was high on our list of...

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