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5 best things to do in Umbria

5 best things to do in Umbria

There's a lot to see and do in Umbria. Every city or village has its own charm and beauty. The green region has a long cultural heritage and authentic local cuisine. Surely visitors will not be disappointed travelling in Umbria. Based on our own experiences, we have...

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La Scarzuola

La Scarzuola

La Scarzuola is one of these places in Umbria where not many tourists go, but it is very worthwhile the detour. Guests of ours in Todi House wanted to visit this very particular former abbey and its gardens. They asked us to book it for them and we decided to join...

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

The medieval city of Assisi is an important religious destination for many people. It is built at the foothill of Monte Subasio. Giovanni di Pietro di Bernadone became known as Francis of Assisi (1182 - 1226). In his youth he lived a luxury life. His father was a...

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Monastery in Umbria

Monastery in Umbria

The Umbrian landscape in autumn is like a palette of yellow, green, orange, gold and red. The last few days were cloudy and rainy too. But when the sun breaks through, it feels like spring! The chestnut season has begun and we drink young red wine. It is definitely...

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Guided tour of the Assisi Basilica

Saturday the 'Guide in Umbria' had organised a guided tour of the Saint Francis Basilica in Assisi. The 'Guide in Umbria' are organising every third Saturday of the month a guided tour somewhere in Umbria. I am a huge fan of this group of guides. The Basilica of...

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