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Umbria Jazz Festival 2016: Report From Perugia

Lina de la Torre | Posted 07.13.2016 | Arts
Lina de la Torre

There was a lull in the city of Perugia during the week leading up to the Umbria Jazz 2016 festival before the jazz fans arrived and filled the city to the brim.

Orvieto's Sistine-like Chapel of San Brizio

Rick Steves | Posted 05.03.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Orvieto Cathedral's Chapel of San Brizio is one of the most jaw-dropping pieces of art you'll see in Italy. Painted by Luca Signorelli (who inspired M...

Deep in the Heart of Orvieto

Rick Steves | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This is Day 20 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond.

Visiting Oz With the Wizard of Orvieto

Rick Steves | Posted 05.02.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

This is Day 19 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond.

Umbria Jazz 2015: 10 Days of Music, Wine and Dance

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment
Yavuz Baydar

Ever since 1978, each time I returned to my most beloved jazz festival, I left with with visions and sounds that are easy to remember.

Giornale Adriatico-Mediterraneo: Le Marche

Francis Levy | Posted 06.11.2016 | Travel
Francis Levy

Bologna is the largest city in the province of Emilia-Romagna and Rimini is one of its most famous resorts. The equivalent of America's spring break occurs in Rimini.

Judging by the Cover: The 10 Best Hotel Facades

Oyster | Posted 01.10.2015 | Travel
Oyster

We're taught as children not to judge a book by its cover, but does that principle apply to hotels?

Believe

Jack Meyer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Travel
Jack Meyer

the signs for Assisi are black and white and appear in an Old English Font. Before even stepping onto the platform, I was reminded that this was a special place, much like the signs at the entrances to churches reading Silence and Respect.

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
minube

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.

Italian Regional Cuisine: Central Italy Edition

Menuism | Posted 11.11.2012 | Taste
Menuism

Continue on the culinary journey of discovering Italian cuisine through the areas of central Italy and discovee where focaccia, pesto, Parmesan cheese, cured ham, artichokes and truffles come from.

Marco Caprai & Sagrantino Lead Umbria From Obscurity

Brad Haskel | Posted 09.09.2012 | Home
Brad Haskel

Marco Caprai has helped lead the Montefalco region to an international following for wines that were once thought of as local with little international interest.

PHOTOS: Preparing For Christmas In Italy

Kathy McCabe | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

From the Christmas markets in Alto-Aldige to a 250-person strong live Nativity pageant in Puglia, there are Christmas enchantments and surprises in every corner of Italy.

What Did Saint Francis Look Like?

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 01.05.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Have you ever seen Saint Francis smile? Neither have I, and that's unfortunate because, according to his biographers, he was one of the most joyous of men. Blame it on the iconographers.

Savoring Umbria's Earthy Tastes

Kathy McCabe | Posted 09.30.2011 | Travel
Kathy McCabe

Peasant recipes focus on simple, fresh ingredients. Key staples in Umbrian cuisine are olive oil, truffles, pasta and meat from lamb, pigeon and pigs.

An Expensive Kitchen Story

Patrizia Chen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Patrizia Chen

I decided to indulge and present myself -- and by osmosis those who will attend my festivities -- with a well-deserved and long-awaited gift. A professional stove is something I've wished for my entire life.

Italians Are in Love -- with Obama

Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Schumacher and Debbie Bookchin

Our friends implore us for Obama buttons or any other campaign memorabilia we can find, and it seems as if every Italian stranger we've encountered has been unable to contain themselves with excitement.