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Viaggio in Italia: Umbria, The green land

Viaggio in Italia: Umbria, The green land | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
Travel with Swide to find out the highlights of Italy: this time we take you to Umbria, the green land of beautiful landscapes.

Italy is regarded as a fairly small country, but as small as it may be there is a lot to see. Swide tells you what you can’t miss with our Travel Guide to Italy. This time we take you to Umbria. From Perugia to smaller towns here is what you can’t miss.

Located in central Italy, Umbria is the only Italian region having neither a coastline nor a common border with other countries. Like the nearby Tuscany, the Region is known for its history, traditions and beautiful landscapes. Umbria is bordered by Tuscany to the west, Marche to the east and Lazio to the south. Partly hilly and partly flat it has a variety of landscapes difficult to reach in other Regions. [...]


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The best of Italy for summer 2014

The best of Italy for summer 2014 | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
From Grand Tours to glamping and opera, Robert Ryan offers plenty of new options for 2014

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Carolyn Kyprios at Villa Miramonti, Le Marche's curator insight, March 15, 2014 7:35 PM
Discover another reason to holiday in Le Marche - the summer opera season in Macerata at the Sferisterio. It's really not so expensive if you stay at Villa Miramonti!
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14 Things We Love About Italy

14 Things We Love About Italy | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

Italy is a top travel destination for cyclists for good reason: challenging hills, temperate climate, mouth-watering cuisine and fascinating history all make for an unforgettable holiday. Year after year, our self-guided bicycle vacations in Italy continue to be Pure Adventures' top-selling tours. In honor of Valentine's Day (and to celebrate how much cyclists love Italy), here are the top 14 reasons to visit this amazing destination. Read More click on the photo...


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Un altro mercato da esplorare per il turismo: il turismo in bicicletta. Praticamente si può effettuare in tutta la Penisola, che ha già nel suo scrigno un cuore green riconosciuto in tutto il mondo. Le regioni e gli operatori devono saper cogliere anche questa opportunità.

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Discover the true heart of Italy on a coach trip from Rome to Venice

Discover the true heart of Italy on a coach trip from Rome to Venice | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
Max Wooldridge embarks on a 16-day luxury coach trip to discover Italy's cities and regional towns with experts - visiting some of the country's finest hotels and classiest restaurants along the way.

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Rick Steves: Orvieto is all an Italian hill town should be

Rick Steves: Orvieto is all an Italian hill town should be | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

Orvieto is one of the most striking, memorable, and enjoyable hill towns in central Italy. Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor atop a big chunk of "tufo" volcanic stone, overlooking cypress-dotted Umbrian plains. A visit here will reward you with a delightful, perfectly preserved, and virtually traffic-free world highlighted by a colorful-inside-and-out cathedral and some of Italy's best wine. [...]


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The High Life in Italy’s Umbria Region

The High Life in Italy’s Umbria Region | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

Umbria, a region in Italy’s heartland, is no ordinary place. Enjoy La Dolce Vita country-style at the dining table of an Umbrian vineyard, eating white truffle pasta washed down with a nicely aged Sagrantino for half the price of the same in Florence.
One of the magical qualities of Umbria (and, to be fair, virtually all of Italy) is that this is a place where a casual dinner can still feel like a life-altering experience.[...]


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Chinese Blogger describes Umbria with Enthusiasm

Chinese Blogger describes Umbria with Enthusiasm | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

Not so young anymore but with the enthusiasm of a child, this famous blogger with more than 570,000 followers with with a China Top Ten blog, has visited Umbria and Perugia after 70 countries.
He was caught up in the streets of Europe's most famous Chocolate Festival, annually held in October in Perugia, where he could see all kinds of chocolate.


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Umbria&Steve McCurry

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Some wonderful pictures by Steve McCurry...

 

Have a nice saturday and remember that this is the last week end of Eurochocolate!

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Hazelnut Feast in Bevagna

Hazelnut Feast in Bevagna | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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Good morning,

 

today we would like to tell you about an event that will be held in Bevagna the next week during Halloween...

 

The feast of Hazelnut..you can taste it in many ways from the breakfast to the dinner...

 

We also remember that Bevagna is a special place for its art, artisans and food (truffle and wine)...

 

Enjoy your life in Umbria!

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Orvieto among Italy’s most memorable hill towns

Orvieto among Italy’s most memorable hill towns | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
Less than 90 minutes from Rome, Orvieto sits majestically high above the valley floor, overlooking cypress-dotted Umbrian plains.

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Italian Food Forever | The Foods Of Umbria

Italian Food Forever | The Foods Of Umbria | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

[...] Umbria relies strongly on seasonal produce such as mushrooms, wild asparagus, and numerous other fresh vegetables, and of course on the highly prized truffles that grow throughout the region. Truffles play an important part in many Umbrian dishes, including appetizers such as crostini al tartufo, or crostini alla norcina, made using anchovies, truffles and chicken livers. Both pasta and risotto dishes are also served with grated black or white truffles, while in Norcia, the homeland of the black truffle, both fresh and seasoned cheeses, as well as cured meats are seasoned with this regional treasure. Black truffles generally come from Valnerina while white truffles are harvested from the Upper Tevere valley and Eugubino Gualdese. The truffle is so highly coveted in Umbria, that in the fall and winter there are numerous festivals and markets held to celebrate these precious nuggets.

Antipasti in Umbria also reflect this regions best, and can be as simple as a variety of bruschetta topped with olive or truffle pastes, a platter of grilled vegetables dressed with the region’s olive oil, or a selection of the region’s exceptional salumi, or cured meat specialties. The simple frittata is another popular appetizer, flavored with cheese, sauteed greens, fresh herbs, or leftover vegetables. In the spring, fava beans dressed simply with olive oil and Pecorino cheese are often served, while in the fall when olive oil is harvested, antipasti may include Pinzimonio, fresh vegetables dipped in seasoned olive oil, or Fettunta, grilled bread slices drizzled with new olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt.

Probably the most typical Umbrian pasta dish are strangozzi, often served with black truffles, or a spicy tomato sauce from Spoleto. Other pasta dishes include umbricelli in salsa di Trasimeno, a fish based sauce made from lake perch filets, shallots, garlic and chilli pepper. Other heartier pasta dishes include pappardelle alla lepre, (wild hare ragu), seasoned with bacon and cloves, or tomato based sauces made with rabbit or duck.

Umbrian soups tend to be rustic, and include seasonal vegetables, dried beans such as favas, lentils and chickpeas, farro or spelt, and chestnuts. These hearty soups are served simply with a drizzle of good Umbrian olive oil and can take the place of a first course at dinner, or become a main course at lunch.

Umbria is known for an abundance of meat dishes, particularly lamb, pork, and game, either grilled over the fire or cooked on the spit with an abundance of herbs, but is probably most famous for its roast suckling pig. Though typical throughout Central Italy its origins are truly Umbrian. Cooked on the spit in a wood oven, the pig is stuffed with liver, heart and lungs diced with pepper, garlic, salt and wild fennel. Norcia has become so famous for its art of pork butchery and preparation of cured meats, that butchers across Italy now use the term norcino to indicate all kinds of meats preserved in this manner. Visitors to this small city in northern Umbria will be able to savour the extraordinary variety of cured meats, from cojoni di mulo to boar sausages, DOC and IGP denomination Norcia prosciutto, and Ciauscolo, made with the shoulder cut of the pork, bacon and pork fat all minced three times, which is ideal for spreading over bread. Among the region’s most traditional typical main courses is Terni’s colombaccio selvatico, or palomba (turtledove), generally cooked on the spit. The area around Orvieto also specializes in the gallina ubriaca (translated as drunken hen), which is simply chicken cooked in plenty of good Orvieto wine. Specialities from Perugia include roast lamb’s head and Torello alla Perugina. As well as farm reared meats, being a rural region, Umbria is known for its game, and everything from wild boar to wild hare, and even pigeon are prepared in a variety of different methods and can be found on restaurant menus across the region. [...]


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36 Hours In... Norcia - Telegraph

36 Hours In... Norcia - Telegraph | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
Foodies with a weakness for some of Europe’s finest pork, boar and truffles descend on this walled town in the Umbrian hills for a festival of autumn feasting, writes Abigail Butcher.

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Todiguide-Umbria's curator insight, September 20, 2013 3:23 AM

36 hours in #Norcia, #Umbria #Italy . Not only great #nature , but also a paradise for #foodies!

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Corciano Summer Festival

Corciano Summer Festival | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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As every year will take place in Corciano It's summer festival.

 

Exhibition, re - enactiment, music and good food in one of the most beautiful italian villages!

 

Corciano is a very tiny village located only few kilometers from Perugia.

 

It has Etruscan and Roman origins and a wonderful landscape on the valley!

 

Enjoy your Umbrian summer!

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Village festivals the heart and soul of Italy by Los Angeles Times

Village festivals the heart and soul of Italy by Los Angeles Times | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it

Think of an Italian summer and you think of azure seas, sun-splashed beaches, cool mountains cupping dark lakes and overheated crowds of tourists investigating every museum and ancient church.

Things are different in Tuscany as well as in Umbria, where I live, for part of the year. Every local community, no matter how small, puts on its own summer festa, or festival. Some are based on religion: Each village has its own patron saint to celebrate with a day of services and parades followed by a night of feasting, dancing and, of course, fireworks.[...]


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More reasons to travel to Italy..

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Let's Meet Umbria

Let's Meet Umbria in video. In this video you can see four different cities: Todi, Perugia, Assisi (Do you know San Francesco?) and Spoleto.


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Sensational Umbria, 100 immagini di Steve McCurry in mostra a Perugia

Sensational Umbria, 100 immagini di Steve McCurry in mostra a Perugia | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
Sensational Umbria, 100 immagini di Steve McCurry in mostra a Perugia
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Raffaello and its wonders

Raffaello and its wonders | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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After two centuries Raffaello's masterpiece, La Madonna di Foligno, is back in Foligno.

Until the end of the month you can admire it...

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Presepi dal Mondo 2013 | Nativity Scenes from all over the World - Todi, Umbria

The amazing exhibition is housed for the seventh time in the ancient Franciscan monastery of Montesanto in Todi, Umbria, Italy


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2013 Long Weekend of November 1st in Umbria - Events and offers

2013 Long Weekend of November 1st in Umbria - Events and offers | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
The November 1st and 2nd are the days dedicated to the saints and the deads, and returns the usual long weekend.
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Trevi and Its treasures

Trevi and Its treasures | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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Today we would like to introduce you a tiny village located in the nearby of Assisi and Spello....

 

Trevi is a jewel surrounded by spectacular groves and a beautiful view over the valley of Clitunno.

 

Trevi is also famous for the production of olive oil which is among the best in Italy.

 

You can taste it in the tipycal restaurants of the village and then visit the Flash art Museum.

 

Have a nice day..in Umbria!!

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Eurochocolate in Umbria...

Eurochocolate in Umbria... | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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As every years Eurochocolate has begun and Perugia has become a sweet city where all it's street are dedicated to this sweet food.

 

have a sweet week with us!!!

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Pope asks Church to focus on poverty

Pope asks Church to focus on poverty | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
During a visit to Assisi, Pope Francis says the Roman Catholic Church should focus more on helping people out of poverty.
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How to Make Olive Oil - Olive Oil Makers in Italy

Real olive oil producers in Umbria, Italy! The local Italian farmers take pride in their work, and produce one of the most important and iconic products in Italy. Observe the process step-by-step as the farmers harvest, wash, press and bottle this liquid gold we know as extra virgin olive oil, and learn just how many olives it takes to make a single gallon! 


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Feast of the assumption on the lake

Feast of the assumption on the lake | Umbria Wedding and Leisure | Scoop.it
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Enjoy the day of the assumption at Tuoro sul Trasimeno..is a small village located on the shores of the lake.

 

This year will be celebrated the four elements of the nature: earth , fire, water and air with suggestive events and re-evocations.

 

Have a nice day of the assumption in Umbria!!!

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