The American: For Italy & the World
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Hold the romance
Perugia has a troika of protector saints but only one of them is endowed with a special romantic gift.
Umbrian nuns once took up refuge in a lovely valley, though loveliness in the Middle Ages was relative.
Participating in a grape harvest is great way to meet people, break a sweat (and bread), and pick up delicious recipes.
Celebrity chef creativity is fine. Calling Italian dishes Italian when they're personal twists is not.
The joy of Umbria isn't merely art and nature, but craftsmen who make even little things ornate, including paper.