Monteleone di Spoleto (Umbria)

Monteleone di Spoleto is a town in the province of Perugia in southeast Umbria, overhanging the upper valley of the Corno River. It is one of the more remote towns in Umbria. It is famous for one of the world's great archaeological finds: a 6th‑century BC Etruscan chariot that quickly followed the path of money and by the early 20th century had already wound up in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. A copy of the chariot is on display in Monteleone. There remain, however, few if any traces of the town's Roman days: destroyed and rebuilt by the Spoletans in the 12th century, it offers at present an essentially medieval appearance.

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Ciaramicola, a lemon spice cake, covered with merengue and topped with sprinkles, is a classic Easter cake from the Perugia province of Umbria.   It is customary for a woman to give one to her lover or fiancé on Easter morning as a symbol of her affection.

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