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...

This is an announcement that the City of Seattle is recognizing our Sister City Perugia, Italy, in a reception at City Hall on May 9, from 6-8:30 PM:

Giunge all'XI edizione il Concorso Video "Memorie Migranti", nato per recuperare la memoria storica dell'emigrazione italiana nel mondo e favorire un'attività di ricerca e di studio sugli aspetti sociali, storici ed economici legati al grande esodo.   Promosso dal Museo dell'Emigrazione "Pietro Conti" con la partecipazione di Rai Teche e del...

Perugia (Italy), Galway (Ireland), Newcastle (United Kingdom), Cascais (Portugal) and Varna (Bulgaria) have been selected by an independent high-level jury to compete for the title of European Youth Capital (EYC) 2017.   These five cities will now progress to the next round of competition to compete for the coveted title. During the second r...

By Sam Tanenhaus   The dubiously accused almost always disappoint, once their full stories are told. It is the crime that magnetizes our attention. Remove the stain of guilt, or at least of strong complicity, and what's left? One more casualty, and casualties don't command interest. They spread unease. And so it is with Amanda Knox — the Sea...

According to poet Dante Alighieri, who is considered the father of Italian language, Assisi should have changed its name. "He who speaks of this place, should not say Ascesi," suggests the poet in the tenth Canto of his Paradise.   "Ascesi" (i.e. Assisi) is a much too short, too limited name. The city should have been called Oriente, si...

  WTI Magazine #45    2014 October, 15Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   Eurochocolate in Perugia is an honored tradition eagerly awaited by thousands greedy and curious Italians.In the center of the beautiful Umbrian city there will be the inevitable and tasty chocolate sculptures made from blocks of dark chocolate a cubic meter; art a...