Orvieto is a town in the region of Umbria, which is centrally located in Italy. It's almost halfway between Rome and Florence. The most popular wine of the Umbrian region is Orvieto, which is named after the beautiful hillside medieval town. Like Tuscany with its Chianti and Chianti Classico, Orvieto also has Orvieto and Orvieto Classico, which com...

Former US Ambassador to Italy Ronald Spogli received today his Italian passport from Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio in a ceremony at Villa Firenze in Washington DC. Ambassador Spogli's family is originally from the town of Gubbio, near Perugia, in the Umbria region of Italy. Ronald Spogli exemplifies the outstanding contribution of...

In a world where billionaire businessmen regularly undercut wages, mechanize labor, and offshore production to meet quarterly deadlines, Brunello Cucinelli has done something different. The Italian fashion designer has merged the philosophies of Stoicism, Christianity, and German idealism to create a billion-dollar company. His focuses include crea...

From February 2018, the journey between Perugia and Milan will take little more than three hours. Trenitalia is to introduce the first direct high-speed train link between the capitals of Umbria and Lombardy, the rail company confirmed this week. The service will run seven days a week with stops in Florence, Bologna and Turin. According to the plan...

Ciao from Rome, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the motherland! 2017 is leaving us, it has been a year full of many success and very interesting people here at We the Italians.

Paolo Nespoli ha acceso dallo spazio l'albero di Natale più grande del mondo, dedicato quest'anno ad Agenzia Spaziale Europea (Esa) e Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Asi) per il loro impegno nella scienza e nella tecnologia. Dalla Stazione Spaziale, dove si trova dalla fine del luglio 2017, AstroPaolo ha inviato il segnale che ha acceso le centinaia di...

Back before the internet age, Nancy Hampton eagerly anticipated her print subscriptions from International Living, so she’d clearly fostered a dream to live overseas for a long time. In the 1990s, she and her husband Luther, managed to garner some good work gigs in Germany; Nancy as a graphic artist and Luther in IT. They loved immersing themselves...

David Soren, a Regents' Professor of Anthropology at the University of Arizona, has spent more than 30 years working in the Italian region of Umbria, overseeing archaeological excavations, museum projects and the UA's largest study abroad program, Arizona in Orvieto.  Much of his work has taken place in the small town of Lugnano in Teverina, where...

With the heady fragrance of fresh truffle wafting from the kitchen, my mouth waters as I await the plate of handmade tagliolini pasta that will soon be coming my way, while sunlight filters onto the patio. It’s easy to think that this is the perfect Italian hill town. But then, there are so many to choose from. I’m in Umbria, the region that lies b...

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a Memorandum of Understanding with President Marini to strengthen collaboration on shared priorities such as aerospace, clean energy, climate change and trade.  While visiting Italy this week, Inslee met with President Catiuscia Marini of the Umbria Region, Deputy Mayor Michele Fioroni of Perugia –one of Seattle’s...