Places to Visit in Umbria: Best Hill Towns and Things to Do


Nicknamed the "green heart of Italy," Umbria is uniquely land-locked, bordering neither sea nor another country. And while nature formed its glorious landscape of valleys, plains and mountains, successive civilizations have formed its culture, traditions and cuisine. From the Etruscans to the Romans to medieval lords; all have left their mark. Not...

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5 Fascinating Day Trips from Rome


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Packed to the rafters with history, archaeology and culture, Rome is the perfect vacation destination with plenty to see and do. But venture outside the city walls into the surrounding countryside and you’ll discover a world of vineyards, villas and beautiful coastlines. Not to mention unique historic sites, world heritage hilltop towns and...

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8 Fabulous Day Trips from Florence


Sitting not quite halfway down the boot of Italy, the Renaissance city of Florence is a fabulous hub from which to easily explore much of the peninsula. The Leaning Tower of Pisa and Puccini’s hometown of Lucca, close to the western coast are just an hour away. Hilltop Perugia, 100 miles to the south, is less than a two hour drive. And even the...

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