Traditions

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 Find: Pasticceria/Bar Sensi

Whether you’re here at Carnevale time (Mardi Gras) or not, you won’t want to miss the tasty goodness at Pasticceria/Bar Sensi in Assisi.

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Those Carnevale Temptations of Umbria

If you’re here at Carnevale (Mardi Gras), don’t miss those Carnevale sweets.

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Cacio Pepe

During your explorations of central Italy, be sure you enjoy cacio pepe!

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Madonna dei Bagni: Maiolica  Folk Art Near Deruta

When in Umbria, you’ll probably head over to Deruta to see the wondrous maiolica. While there, do not miss the nearby folk art shrine, Madonna dei Bagni: maiolica folk art masterpieces.

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Christmas Musical Splendor in Assisi

The Christmas concert in Assisi’s Basilica di San Francesco brings in the joy of the season. Not to miss if you are here in early December.

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Porcini? Find the Goodness in Southern Tuscany

Food festivals – sagre – take place all over central Italy from spring to late fall. One of our favorites? The porcini mushroom festival in southwestern Tuscany. Read about it – and see it! – here.

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OCT 4TH / splendor in Assisi

There is no greater moment of national unity here in Italy than on the Feast of St. Francis in Assisi, October 4th. Read about – and see! – this wondrous festival.

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When in Umbria, Do Not Miss a Sagra!

Sagras are food festivals in small villages all over central Italy, running about 10 days. Locals cook up the goodness and young ones serve at table. One of our favorites? The July Festa di Sant’Anna in the mountain area near Assisi.

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Not to Miss in Umbria!

When you’re in Umbria, don’t miss visits to our rural friends, tastes of their wines, olive oils ….and more!

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