June 2009 - Special Report: Umbria
the Umbrian Way
Prosciutto. Onions. Truffles.
Olive oil. Frascatelli
wine. Pigeon. Pecorino.
These are some of the staples of Umbrian cusine. We lead you to both
the best wine bar and most elegant restaurant in the region. We also
reveal a charming local trattoria
and lead you to the one place you must not
miss if you love Italian characters and the Slow Food movement.
a Toe into Umbria's Lake Trasimeno
In between Florence and Rome
and close to Tuscany's Cortona
and Umbria's capital of Perugia,
Lake Trasimeno makes for a relaxing stopover or base for your Umbria
a Home Away from Home in Umbria
Forget renting a villa in Tuscany - rent in Umbria instead! We review
del Gelso, Il
Casale di Mele Rosse, Le
Vigne) centrally located,
well-managed farmhouse villa rentals in
Umbria's Ceramics Capital
Deruta is where you go to buy
ceramics. We guide you to the best family-owned stores and even tell
you where to stop for lunch in Deruta.
to Cook the Umbrian Way
Ready to roll up your sleeves
and go to cooking school in Umbria? We've got the perfect place and the
perfect cooking teacher at an agriturismo
Close and Personal with Umbria's Truffles
Umbrian truffles are prized
throughout Italy. Improve your knowledge of truffles and tempt your
palate with a truffle hunt and cooking lessons featuring black and
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