by Marta Casadei   In Umbria, the exports in the textile and fashion sector reached almost €500 million last year: the region hosts a number of products of excellence known all over the world (first of all, cashmere maker Brunello Cucinelli), and last year experienced a positive trend.    The figures prove it: regional textile-fa...

From the North to the South, Italy boasts an ancient tradition in making excellent artisanal chocolate and all the chocoholics amongst you will be glad to know that the so-called Bel Paese has plenty of shops where you can taste and buy the most high quality sweet products. If you are travelling to Italy and you are looking for some hints on where...

The University for Foreigners in Perugia together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Washington offers 50 scholarships to attend Italian language and culture courses or teacher training courses at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. The University for Foreigners in Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious Italia...

There are several picnics planned in August for the Italian and Italian-American community. Sunday, August 14th, 1.30-5.30pm – Annual Polenta picnic with the Seattle Trentino Club.Location: Des Moines beach park, FOunder's Lodge 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des MoinesIf you want to know more about this group (and maybe join the club) please email the pr...

L'Osservatorio per la lingua italiana negli USA, coordinato dall'Ambasciata Italiana negli USA, ha messo a disposizione 10 borse da 1,000 (mille) $ ciascuna per la frequenza del AP Summer Institute che si terrà a Perugia dal 14 al 26 Luglio prossimi. Le borse si aggiungono a quelle già concesse dall'Università per Stranieri di Perugia.   Per...

For one day only, cooking instructor Viola Buitoni, native from Perugia, Umbria, and compatriot chef Andrea Sposini have cooperated together as a cooking team to bring the best of Umbrian traditions at Cookhouse SF, a place uniquely designed for culinary entertaining. This evening of traditional Umbrian cooking, food and wines, last Tuesday, April...

The following list includes castles and historic buildings, which have all been beautifully restored and renovated into hotels, while retaining all the features of their original medieval or Renaissance architecture. Five of these castle hotels are located in Tuscany, the five others can be found in Umbria, Lombardy, Liguria and Lazio.  ...

Ten days of great music at the Umbria Jazz Festival, the most important Italian jazz festival returning to Perugia from July 11th through 20th.   Also this year, the theaters and squares of the Umbrian city open to the most popular names on the international scene, such as Herbie Hancock, Natalie Cole, Danilo Rea, Paolo Fresu, Wayne Shorter...

This summer, UNM Instructor Teresa Cutler-Broyles and eight students from the University of New Mexico spent an exciting five weeks at The Umbra Institute, located in Perugia, Italy. This is the first time that students from UNM have taken a course at Umbra.   Cutler-Broyles' class, Writing and History in Italian Gardens, explored the histor...

When we think of jazz music, we usually think of New Orleans or, more generally, of the southern United States where it originated in the late 19th and early 20th century. When we think of jazz in Italy, we also think of the Umbria Jazz Festival.   This musical genre, particularly based on the artists' talent for improvisation, combines trad...