Local people

In Spello, Feasting on Wild Greens

If you’re in Umbria in early springtime, don’t miss a most special food festival in that medieval hilltown gem, Spello.

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An Assisi Treasure: the Rural People

No visit to Umbria can be complete without an encounter with our rural neighbors: an Assisi treasure.

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Calendimaggio…..But No Gina

If you’re in Assisi in May, don’t miss Calendimaggio: our stunning medieval festival….though we miss Gina.

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Easter Goodness in Umbria

If you’re in Umbria Easter week, do not miss the local cheese breads bakings and blessings in the Assisi countryside.

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Near Deruta, More Than a Feast with Giuseppa

Read why lunch with farm friend Giuseppa is more than a rural feast.

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A Snails’ Feast in Cantalupo

If you are in Umbria during the celebration of snails in Cantalupo near Bevagna, don’t miss feasting with the locals!

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Rivotorto, Small Village with a Big Heart

Not far from Assisi, the villagers of tiny Rivotorto often come together for BIG events: earthquake benefits.

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Assisi’s Outdoor Market

If you’re staying in Assisi, where to head for fruits and vegetables? Piazzetta dell’Erba near the main square, where Novella sells her vegetables and fruits. Years ago, many more farm women were there….

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Near Rieti, a Favorite Spot

One of our favorite eating spots? Find the goodness in a little roadside hut near Rieti.

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Assisi, an Earthquake and Jewish History

Read here about an earthquake, Assisi, Jewish history….and recipricocity.

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