Perugia (Umbria)

Perugia is the capital city of both the region of Umbria in central Italy, crossed by the river Tiber, and of the province of Perugia. Perugia is a well-known cultural and artistic centre of Italy. The city hosts multiple annual festivals and events, e.g., the Eurochocolate Festival (October), the Umbria Jazz Festival (July), and the International Journalism Festival (in April), and is associated with multiple notable people in the arts. The famous painter Pietro Vannucci, nicknamed Perugino, was a native of Città della Pieve, near Perugia. He decorated the local Sala del Cambio with a beautiful series of frescoes; eight of his pictures can also be admired in the National Gallery of Umbria. Perugino was the teacher of Raphael, the great Renaissance artist who produced five paintings in Perugia (today no longer in the city) and one fresco. Another famous painter, Pinturicchio, lived in Perugia. Galeazzo Alessi is the most famous architect from Perugia.

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This not-too-sweet autumn treat from Umbria is packed with fruit, nuts and zesty flavor.

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Ciaramicola, a lemon spice cake, covered with meringue 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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Our food writer Cindy Swain shares her best recipe for the tasty scafata, a bean dish made with fava beans, swiss chard and onion.

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This week Amy Gulick shares a recipe that takes inspiration from the classic 'vongole'(clam) dish from the Campagnia region. A hearty clam soup with beans that will make anyone's mouth water.

What others are saying about Umbria

Ciao tutti.  We have a home in Umbria, and I would like to know if you need solar energy to operate your pool?  We do not have a heated pool and are not interested in installing solar panels due to the cost.  Currently we have 4 solar panels and 6 batteries that have been there since we purchased

I am trying to find my Italian roots.  I have documents for my grandfather but I want to find his parents and grandparents.

I have names in my grandmother's line but I need help to validate my findings.  What sources can I use while I am in Italy.

Hi, does anyone have any recommendations for where to find an Italian/English speaking caretaker for a property we're buying in Umbria?