IN PHOTOS: Italian village bursts into bloom in annual ‘flowering’

IN PHOTOS: Italian village bursts into bloom in annual ‘flowering’

Every year, the fields of Umbrian village Castelluccio come alive with colour thanks to its spectacular wildflowers.

Italian right celebrates rise in historically left-wing Umbria

Italian right celebrates rise in historically left-wing Umbria

Italian right hopes to conquer left stronghold in key vote

Italian right hopes to conquer left stronghold in key vote

Weekend Wanderlust: Pozzuolo, the Italian hill town you’ve never heard of

Weekend Wanderlust: Pozzuolo, the Italian hill town you’ve never heard of

Weekend Wanderlust: Exploring Umbria by bike

Weekend Wanderlust: Exploring Umbria by bike

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Benois Madonna to make rare return to Italy

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Benois Madonna to make rare return to Italy

Italian teacher apologizes for calling black pupil ‘ugly’ as ‘an experiment’

Italian teacher apologizes for calling black pupil ‘ugly’ as ‘an experiment’

‘In the US you could never do this’: How an American opened his own Italian winery

‘In the US you could never do this’: How an American opened his own Italian winery

19,000 evacuated for detonation of two unexploded WW2 bombs

19,000 evacuated for detonation of two unexploded WW2 bombs

IN PICTURES: Dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in central Italy

IN PICTURES: Dozens of hot air balloons fill the sky in central Italy

Italy to get high-speed train between Perugia and Milan

Italy to get high-speed train between Perugia and Milan

Five great places to visit near Perugia in Umbria

Five great places to visit near Perugia in Umbria

Italian property of the week: A lakeside fortress in Umbria

Italian property of the week: A lakeside fortress in Umbria

Central Italy shakes again with series of quakes up to 4.1 magnitude

Central Italy shakes again with series of quakes up to 4.1 magnitude

How my Orvieto intermezzo left me hooked enough to stay

How my Orvieto intermezzo left me hooked enough to stay

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’

Three Britons among dead in Italy earthquake

Three Britons among dead in Italy earthquake

Quake hit in one of Italy’s most seismically-prone areas

Quake hit in one of Italy’s most seismically-prone areas

Italy earthquake death toll revised down to 241

Italy earthquake death toll revised down to 241

At least 120 dead in central Italy earthquake

At least 120 dead in central Italy earthquake

An Italian hilltop gem: why you must visit magical Orvieto

An Italian hilltop gem: why you must visit magical Orvieto

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria

This sex is on fire: Love-cheat Italians leave car in flames

This sex is on fire: Love-cheat Italians leave car in flames

Unexploded WWII bomb causes Italy travel havoc

Unexploded WWII bomb causes Italy travel havoc

How to make Umbrian farro and lentil soup

How to make Umbrian farro and lentil soup

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Wild boar attacks man outside Umbria nursery

‘Disabled staff member won’t lose job’: Nestlé

‘Disabled staff member won’t lose job’: Nestlé

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post

Disabled Nestlé worker fired for Facebook post

Cocaine haul stuffed in religious statues

Cocaine haul stuffed in religious statues

Million-year-old mammoth found in Italy

Million-year-old mammoth found in Italy

‘Expats live in a strange middle world’

‘Expats live in a strange middle world’

Holidaying Hugh Grant mobbed by Italian fans

Holidaying Hugh Grant mobbed by Italian fans