1. Avatar rickzullo.com
    October 21, 2015 @ 8:14 am

    Great trip, great company! I love Umbria, too, and I never thought about the fact that it’s the most “isolated” of all Italian regions. Good observation… yes, it might explain a lot about its appeal.


  2. John Henderson John Henderson
    October 21, 2015 @ 8:27 am

    Thanks, Rick. Along with La Marche, Umbria is also kind of Tuscany light. It has the same features as Tuscany (except for beaches) but with half the price and a quarter the tourists.


  3. Avatar Kay Pihl
    October 21, 2015 @ 7:45 pm

    Your blog brought back so many memories of our week in AssisI and Umbria! Love your commentaries. Hugs, John.


  4. Avatar gooddayrome
    October 21, 2015 @ 10:33 pm

    We loved Spello! Spent a week there a few years ago. Funny we haven’t been back yet. I am trying to decide on a short trip in the near future. Sagratino di Montefalco is missing from our wine rack right now….


  5. John Henderson John Henderson
    October 21, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

    You can find Montefalco in some enotecas around Rome. Just ask. Tnanks for the note. Spello is such a special place. However, after only 48 hours the expensive ceramic oil and vinegar dispensers I bought there (made in Deruta) sported heavy brown stains from the oil and vinegar I put in them. I’m asking for an exchange which, in Italy, is like asking for an exchange with the pope.


    • Avatar gooddayrome
      October 22, 2015 @ 12:31 am

      There’s nothing quite like buying wine from the person who made it, though, is there? Sorry to hear about your ceramics. I think the warranty expires before you even exit the store. Maybe you can return them to Nordstrom. They’ll take back anything.


  6. Avatar villainumbria
    October 26, 2015 @ 1:45 am

    Next time we’re expecting you at the Trasimeno area where we live 🙂 thanks again for this blog post about Umbria. We love this region of Italy.


  7. Avatar Tamara
    October 26, 2015 @ 8:19 pm

    Best article yet! Amazing pictures that, combined with your descriptive commentary, really provide a sense of the Umbria region – I shall have to add it to my intinerary for next trip to Italy. Love your blog!


    • John Henderson John Henderson
      October 27, 2015 @ 12:11 am

      Thanks, Tamara. Fortunately, it’s not on every tourist’s itinerary. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be Umbria.


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