Althought very small, this lovely borough has a lot to offer to visitors. The list of what to see in Todi is long and certainly full of surprises; inside its ancient walls there is room for contemporary arts as much as for a rich heritage of churches and centuries-old monuments. The first foundation of Todi is very ancient indeed, according to hist...

Spello is located in the province of Perugia. It is one of the prettiest Umbrian towns, full of that characteristic charm of the Italian hinterland. It is no coincidence that it is awarded the Bandiera Arancione (orange flag) and is part of the Most beautiful villages in Italy. The History The origin of Spello is very ancient. It was founded alread...

When you say Halloween in Italy, there are still those who turn up their noses because we give space to a product and a holiday that does not belong to us. But are we sure of this? We all know that it's an American holiday with an Irish tradition dating back to Celtic times. But there is a good chance that Halloween in Italy existed before the Celt...

Perugia is a great place to enjoy products and specialities from all over Umbria. A recent restaurant discovery was Numero Zero, where the owners are keen on social inclusion and employ young people with mental health problems. Their philosophy is to create a place where “being different is not a cause for embarrassment”. I went there on a first da...

‘Hello autumn, be golden and kind to us…’ – these are the words that start Pentreath and Hall’s September newsletter, and I’m pinching them (thank you Bridie). They sum up what we all hope for as we emerge out of lockdown’s hibernation into the brightness of the world.  And we needed a shove, which is where Bland Badger stepped in.  The autumn retr...

For centuries, Italy was the preferred destination for poetically-minded nobles from across northern Europe. The “grand tour” was an exercise in communing with the ancient Roman world at a time when it was considered the height of culture to contemplate its romantically crumbling relics and vine-clad temples. But these “grand trippers” gave little...

Umbria is one of the most sought after destinations by tourists from all over the world for its countless historical and artistic beauties, but now it has also become one of the favorite places to visit, for the culinary tradition increasingly appreciated. For this reason the Street Food in Perugia and its surroundings today is an excellent suggest...

To celebrate the 21st Week of the Italian Language in the World the Consulate General of Italy in Miami is pleased to present the exhibition “Fashion During Dante Alighieri’s Time” in collaboration with the Italian organization Corsa all'Anello featuring authentic medieval costumes from Narni, Italy. ▶Watch the video to learn more https://www.youtu...

Every October, Perugia turns into the European Capital of Chocolate thanks to an event entirely dedicated to the irresistible and tasty black gold: don't miss Eurochocolate 2021! The 2021 edition of the fair dedicated to chocolate will be held exclusively and for the first time at the exhibition centre Umbrifiere, just outside Perugia. The Umbrian...

Assisi is one of those places to visit once in a lifetime. The blend of art and spirituality makes the city of St. Francis a unique destination. And it is also a mouth-watering destination for good food lovers. A city of art, a symbol of peace and a popular destination for pilgrims and tourists from all over the world, Assisi is a much-loved destin...