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10 Italian Hilltop Towns You Have To See Before You Die

10 Italian Hilltop Towns You Have To See Before You Die | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
So you're planning a trip to Italy but you don't want to just see the famous tourist traps. You long to experience genuine Italian culture. Yet everywhere you look for tips, be it from websites, travel agents, or your well-traveled friends, they only talk about the same old places: Rome, Venice, Florence...

Does the real Italy even exist any longer, you wonder?

Indeed it does, and it's in full magical display in the fairy-tale hilltop towns. The places where time has stopped, where secret pasta recipes are passed through generations. Where flowers adorn centuries-old stone houses, and where locals know each other by name.

Italy hides many hilltop towns like these, but the following ones are some of the most breathtaking:
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Lucas Galvez's curator insight, November 27, 2016 8:52 AM

Cet article met en valeur une Italie cachée, loin des grandes villes qui reviennent sans cesse dans les récits des touristes. Une Italie où l'on y retrouve son charme et son authenticité, une Italie qui pourrait s'apparenter à celle des temps anciens, mais qui demeure et existe bel et bien encore aujourd’hui. La preuve en est, cet article relate les dix villages perchés sur des collines les plus incroyables d'Italie, à visiter absolument au moins une fois dans sa vie.

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Wild, Non-Touristy Umbria: A Brief Tour - nymag.com

Wild, Non-Touristy Umbria: A Brief Tour - nymag.com | Italia Mia | Scoop.it

It's like Tuscany 20 years ago. Here are some other places to put on your radar, and these are just a fraction of the options. (Also, it goes without saying that all are medieval, off the beaten path, and ridiculously picturesque).

  • Spoleto
  • Norcia
  • Narni
  • Todi
  • Montefalco
  • Perugia
  • Assisi
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Umbria for Dummies | A trip through the enchanting hill towns of Umbria

Umbria for Dummies | A trip through the enchanting hill towns of Umbria | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Strolling along these twisted cobbled lanes, you'll feel like you've entered a different world, writes Luke Slattery.
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Luke Slattery on a page of the Australian DailyLife.com take your hand and introduces you to the beautiful town of Umbria: Spello, Panicale, Perugia, Norcia, Castelluccio. Will tell you about the incredible treasures of gothic and renaissance art of these towns but also about salume, and truffles. Prosciutto and sausages made from wild boar and pork: norcineria. 

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Montrose's curator insight, August 2, 2015 2:40 AM

Luke Slattery on a page of the Australian DailyLife.com take your hand and introduces you to the beautiful town of Umbria: Spello, Panicale, Perugia, Norcia, Castelluccio. Will tell you about the incredible treasures of gothic and renaissance art of these towns but also about salume, and truffles. Prosciutto and sausages made from wild boar and pork: norcineria. 

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Country Roads: Saintly Assisi

Country Roads: Saintly Assisi | Italia Mia | Scoop.it
Two night's sleep and one-and-a-half days of touring now in the rearview mirror, our band of merry media -- guests of Insight Vacations' "Country Roads of Italy" journey around Umbria and Tuscany -...
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"It’s a leisurely stroll that takes us inside landmark churches and past Roman and Etruscan ruins, bustling Piazza del Commune and the Temple of Minerva, artisan food shops, art galleries and open-air cafes, and ends at a lush greenbelt that leads down to the impressive Basilica of St. Francis."

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