Sarà la volta buona? Lo Stato italiano sta valutando la possibilità di chiedere ufficialmente agli USA la restituzione della Biga di Monteleone, lo splendido cocchio da parata risalente al VI secolo a.C., che fu scoperto nel 1902 a Monteleone di Spoleto dal contadino Isidoro Vannozzi (che la cedette quasi subito ad un italiano per 900 lire e per un...

The yearly summer study abroad program in Italy is looking for students to join the trip. The summer study is a five-week course where students travel around Italy and earn up to seven credits taking classes. The program begins on May 24, when students land in Rome. From there, they stay in Perugia, a city in central Italy filled with youth and stu...

A blue box of silver-foil chocolates wrapped with a note is a failsafe on February 14. But there’s actually a real-life love story behind the Baci. When Perugia-born clothing designer Luisa Spagnoli first invented the hazelnut-centred chocolate in 1922, she called it a cazzotto because it resembled a fist. The name didn’t ring right to Giovanni Bui...

Pondering a visit to the bucolic rural region of Umbria during the winter, but aren't sure if it’s worth the effort to visit in the off-season? Though the best times of year to explore the hill towns and rolling countryside of central Italy are spring and fall—with mild temperatures, sparse crowds, and a plethora of cultural and food festivals—Umbr...

Welcome to Bevagna, a wonderful medieval town in the province of Perugia, home to an ancient Umbrian population that fought off the Roman expansion – until they lost the famous Sentino battle (295 BC), together with their allies: the Samnites, the Senones and the Etruscans. Bevagna is a treasure chest of artistic and architectural wonders, such as...

Sono stati resi noti ieri sera i nomi degli studenti vincitori del contest “Il cioccolato parla italiano: Perugia-Miami per il 25°” nato per festeggiare il compleanno di Eurochocolate nell'ambito del progetto COIL fra l'Università per Stranieri di Perugia e la Florida International University di Miami.  Gli studenti stranieri che studiano la lingua...

Umbria is a small Italian region located in the heart of the peninsula. It isn’t bathed by the sea, but Lake Trasimeno makes up for this lack, representing an attraction for bathers and gourmets who want to eat fresh fish. The area then, may not be known for its coasts, but has many other things to offer. One of these is an event dedicated to choco...

As one of the main musical events in Italy, Umbria Jazz is renowned internationally for high quality performances and a beautiful location in the city of Perugia. Celebrating its 45th anniversary this summer, the Umbria Jazz festival presented more than 500 artists in 250 concerts in various venues throughout the city, attracting an audience of ove...

The lineup for the second annual Umbria in Sugar Land, an Italian film festival, was announced this week. The festival will be held Oct. 26-28, and screenings will take place at the Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Drive, Sugar Land. The opening film, “Friends by Chance,” tells a coming-of-age story about a hot-headed 22-year-old troublemaker an...

From February 2018, the journey between Perugia and Milan will take little more than three hours. Trenitalia is to introduce the first direct high-speed train link between the capitals of Umbria and Lombardy, the rail company confirmed this week. The service will run seven days a week with stops in Florence, Bologna and Turin. According to the plan...