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#1: Regione di Umbria Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:46 pm
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Hi,

I will be in Foligno (Umbria) for a couple of days in October --- any suggestions for a must see --- my list of potential 1/2 day visits include: Orvieto, Viterbo, Assissi, Todi, Gubbio, Perugia, Terni and Spoleto --- I am trying to make sure I visit the best towns in the general area (up to an hour away) -- most likely there will be time for 3-4 of the above list.

thanks for any input,

#2: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:00 pm
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Wow..this was posted a while ago and I missed it! Does anyone have any suggestions for Charlie?

#3: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: nucciaLocation: Toronto, Ontario, Canada PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:08 pm
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This isn't tha same as first hand experience but I thought these websites might come in useful..

www.umbriatourism.com/
www.initaly.com/region...umbria.htm

I hope someoone can add to this.

#4: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: Cathy PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:16 pm
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Wow...I missed it too Embarassed How did that happen? I have never been to Italy but here are some great links!
www.paradoxplace.com/P...Marche.htm
penelope.uchicago.edu/...a/map.html
Official Umbria site:
www.regione.umbria.it/canale.asp

#5: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:41 am
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thanks Nuccia and Cathy,

I have been looking at similar sites and also doing some reading about Umbria and there are just so many neat towns in this area. I will be there about 2 days and I was trying to make the most of my time there. I have it narrowed down to about 6-7 towns, but I don't think there will anywhere enough time to do them all justice (they are all within about an hour's drive----including Perugia which is having a chocolate festival which could be dangerous) so I am trying pick about 4-5 places to visit as most are pretty small towns.

I have been to Italy many times, but I have never stayed in Umbria and we are looking forward to seeing it. Most of my trip will be spent visiting my family (1st cousins), but we will stop in Foligno on our drive from Venezia to Puglia (il paese di mia famiglia paterno).

#6: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: Cathy PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:54 am
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Charliemis,
A CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL!!! And you are hesitating...why??? Shocked I would definitely pencil that into my agenda - and Assisi too. The churches and scenery looks georgeous there! And a little blessing from St. Francis could never hurt anyone.

#7: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: Balboa PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:43 am
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charliemis wrote:
Hi,

I will be in Foligno (Umbria) for a couple of days in October --- any suggestions for a must see --- my list of potential 1/2 day visits include: Orvieto, Viterbo, Assissi, Todi, Gubbio, Perugia, Terni and Spoleto --- I am trying to make sure I visit the best towns in the general area (up to an hour away) -- most likely there will be time for 3-4 of the above list.
thanks for any input,

Ciao charliemis, you have planned a good tour in Umbria. The towns that you are going to visit are the best of that area. Umbria is a beautiful region, and if you like nature...you can be sure that you will be satisfied from the naturalistic landscape. All the places in your list has medieval origin and you will be dipped in an ancient and pleasant atmosphere.
ps: when you stay there...EAT, EAT, and EAT!!..the kitchen umbra is optimal:-D Wink

In whitch place of puglia you will go?

ciao!

#8: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:56 am
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Reply to Balboa:

I will visit family in Corato, Provoncia di and also Foggia (citta); we are also planning a day trip to Lecce.

#9: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: Balboa PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:38 am
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charliemis wrote:
Reply to Balboa:

I will visit family in Corato, Provoncia di and also Foggia (citta); we are also planning a day trip to Lecce.
Good, my origin is from provincia di Foggia..the town is Manfredonia, and there i have all my relatives. I'm sure you are going to do a good trip in Italy!

#10: Re: Regione di Umbria Author: charliemisLocation: Philadelphia PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:31 am
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My Paternal family is from Corato, Provincia di Bari -- my Uncle raised his family in the city of Foggia, my Aunt raised her family in Grenoble, France and my Father came to Philadelphia; only one Uncle remained in Corato. I have four 1st cousins living in Foggia with their families. I found them all in December 2002, and I have been back to visit them each year so far (plus one extra, short visit for a wedding). It has been a wonderful experience for me. I have taken Italian classes at night school so I can communicate (bad grammar, bad pronounciation --- but they are patient and we can usually understand each other). Last year we went to Mont Sant Angelo which was really special and we could see Manfredonia when we decended down the mountain to return back to Foggia. I have also been to Troia and Lucera ---- it has been great each time with my special tour guides.

I have family living all over Italy as many have had to move to the North for work, but this is great for me as I get to see a lot of places when visiting the family.



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