Umbria and the Marches Feature
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Top Reasons to Go to Umbria and the Marches
Palazzo Ducale, Urbino: A visit here reveals more about the ideals of the Renaissance than a shelf of history books.
Assisi, shrine to Saint Francis: Recharge your soul in this rose-color hill town with a visit to the gentle saint's majestic basilica, adorned with great frescoes.
Spoleto, Umbria's musical Mecca: Crowds may descend and prices ascend here during summer's Festival dei Due Mondi, but Spoleto's hushed charm enchants year-round.
Tantalizing truffles: Are Umbria's celebrated "black diamonds" most coveted for their pungent flavor, their rarity, or their power in the realm of romance?
Orvieto's Duomo: Arresting visions of heaven and hell on the facade and brilliant frescoes within make this Gothic cathedral a dazzler.
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