All year long, the young and old of Gualdo Tadino prepare for the annual Giochi de le Porte (Contest between the City Gates). Divided into four rioni, each section of town surrounding a different city gate, the citizens of this medieval Italian town in the heart of Umbria prepare for 3 days of continuous events to honor their patron St. Michael the...

The Trasimeno Rosato Festival enjoyed a third edition during the summer of 2022, a event that brought together the local wineries, restaurants, and bars in the picturesque and historic town of Castiglione del Lago. This village is on the shore of Lake Trasimeno (Lago di Trasimeno in Italian), which is at the heart of the wine producing denomination...

This summer, nine Vespisti of the Vespa Committee of Washington, DC, led by AMHS member Willy Meaux, set off on an epic two-week Vespa ride from Rome to a first Vespa rally in Sulmona in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo. The trip, which began June 30, 2022, then took the riders through Umbria to Spoleto and Perugia, on to Tuscany via Montalcino,...

Gubbio is one of the most beautiful towns in Umbria and a place with unique charm and personality. Blessed with a stunning position on the slopes of Mount Ingino, Gubbio has a delightful medieval town center and several scenic terraces with breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The town has been in existence since ancient Roman times a...

One thing’s for sure is it’s practically impossible to run out of things to do in Umbria. From exploring walled medieval hamlets to hiking in beautiful nature parks, it’s less about finding things to do than narrowing your list down! So, where do you start in this magnificent Italian region? Don’t worry, I’ll share everything you need to know. In t...

When:Sat, September 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Join us to hear Amber and Dal Tibb's story of buying a home and creating a restaurant in beautiful Umbria, Italy Are you ready to chase your dream of owning a home in Italy? Meet Amber and Dal Tibb who did just that. They bought a home in the town of Giove, in the province of Umbria, during C...

At first glance, Umbria and Tuscany appear to have a few things in common. Both are famous for the hilltop villages dating back to the middle ages, the stunning unspoiled scenery, the private homes on rolling hills and vineyards, and the delicious food and wine. Nevertheless, each has its personality, traditions, and attractions. Though Tuscany is...

Continuing our journey through the United States, we arrive in the northern part of the West Coast, in Washington State. We are a long way from Italy, but here too there are stories from the past, present and even the future that represent our country in its relationship with America. We talk about this with Elisabetta Valentini, Honorary Consul of...

Give your holiday a very Umbrian touch and discover what to do in Perugia like a local, a city that enchants even in summer. Perugia mesmerises you with its melody. No, we're not talking about some street band (you'll meet plenty of those, anyway). It's a peculiar symphony of smells, flavours and visions that don't overwhelm you immediately but env...

Long before we’d ever heard about Harry what’s-his-name, lovers of fantasy adventure have been whisked away to magical lands through C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (1950). The first of a series that has sold over 100 million copies worldwide, the book ranks in the top 10 of practically every “Best of Fantasy Books” list. Set in t...