The Umbrian city of Perugia is a joy to explore, with centuries of history and charm in every stone wall and winding alleyway. Who wouldn’t want to spend June and July exploring this vibrant Umbrian capital? On June 15 of this year, 12 University of Washington students will do just that, as they inaugurate a new study-abroad program in Perugia focu...

Head to Italy's heart with our Perugia travel guide. This city blends history with modern vibes in Umbria. Learn Perugia's history and get around easily. We'll show you famous sites and secret spots. Our tips help plan your visit. Check out top shops, tours, and nearby beaches. Enjoy the nightlife and breathtaking day trips. Taste amazing food, exp...

In this article, we delve into the 20 best places to retire in Italy for US citizens. Navigating retirement planning involves strategic decision-making, and for numerous US citizens, Italy has emerged as an enchanting destination to retire to. These American retirees are attracted to the richness of the Mediterranean lifestyle, the beauty of stunni...

This enchanting region, known as the "Green Heart of Italy," is steeped in rich history, dotted with picturesque towns, and blessed with lush landscapes. Umbria offers a quieter, more authentic Italian experience, away from the throngs of tourists. From ancient civilizations to medieval masterpieces and culinary excellence, Umbria invites travelers...

Buying a house in a small Italian town was not something I had in mind when I initially arrived in Italy in 2015 as a graduate student. As someone who enjoys big cities, I was all about the Milans and Johannesburgs of the world at the time. The bigger and more chaotic the town, the better. But in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic tested my affection for...

A delicate blue rain curtain unfolds gently in front of a masterpiece, momentarily shielding it from view. This allows visitors at the exhibition a moment of isolation from the rest of the room, focusing solely on the perfection of the image before them. And there it is, Perugino’s Baptism of Christ. Eyes sparkle with surprise, much like unwrapping...

Christmas markets in Umbria evoke historical and religious places and are set up in medieval villages and towns of great architectural interest, such as castles, fortresses and abbeys. They provide a pleasant break that combines entertainment with a unique cultural experience. If you want to experience a magical atmosphere that immediately brings y...

Sister-city friendships come with economic, artistic and cross-cultural benefits, but even more than that, they offer meaningful personal relationships and ongoing friendships. The idea of creating global understanding person-to-person was a driving force behind President Dwight Eisenhower’s creation of the national sister cities program in 1956. F...

Eurochocolate of Perugia is one of the sweetest and most loved festivals in Italy. Every year, thousands of chocolate lovers arrive in the Umbrian capital to celebrate this delight in all its forms and declinations. This annual event celebrates chocolate culture by offering visitors an unforgettable multisensory experience. When is the Eurochocolat...

With its Etruscan walls, a gorgeous Medieval center, Perugia is not only a city for the gluttonous (re: chocolate), but for artists and art lovers alike.  This splendid capital of the Region of Umbria is also a culture capital par excellence, and the seat of two important universites: Università degli Studi, founded in 1308, and the University for...