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Win a 1-Week Stay at Brigolante Guest Apartments in Umbria: Passports with Purpose 2011

One of my very favorite things about getting involved in travel writing has been the truly amazing community of travel writers I’ve met. Four of my travel blogging buddies up in Seattle are the inspirational people behind the Passports with Purpose annual travel blogging fundraiser (if you’re not familiar with […]


Cheap Hotels in Orvieto

Orvieto is an incredibly picturesque hilltop town in Umbria, but it’s also close enough to the Lazio border that it makes an excellent day trip from Rome. Like any great day trip destination, and despite not being as popular as some other towns in Italy, Orvieto changes character when the […]


Cheap Hotels in Assisi

Perugia is the capital city in Umbria, but the town of Assisi gets as much tourist attention – if not more – because it’s the birthplace of St. Francis. (In fact, the sites associated with St. Francis in Assisi are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.) The town is, therefore, as […]


10 Movie Locations in Italy You Can Visit

While many movies these days are filmed on Hollywood sets or in front of green screens and full of fantastic animation, there’s nothing that can quite compare with a stunning – and real – Italy backdrop. So if you’re wondering where some of your favorite movies were filmed, here are […]


Italy’s Top Chocolate Festival: Eurochocolate in Perugia

There are few things I can think of that make travel more pleasurable than food – whether it’s trying something new, or tasting an old favorite in the place where it was born. And because so many people around the world are so passionate about chocolate, it shouldn’t come as […]


Italy Itinerary: The Perfect Two Weeks

NOTE TO READERS WHO ARE INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS: If you’d like to simply be pointed in the right direction but craft your own Italy itinerary, then I recommend looking at my article about how to create the perfect Italy itinerary – it’s precisely what I do when I’m making my own […]


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Eurochocolate festival: Eating Sweet in Perugia

If you’ve ever had a Baci* chocolate – those little chocolate hazelnut treats that come in silver and blue foil and have cute sayings in four languages on a little “fortune” inside – you’ve had chocolate from Perugia. That mouthful of delight, however, is only the beginning of Perugia’s place […]