About Umbria

Potential disruption due to wind from 8AM CEST SUN until 4:59PM CEST SUN

Issued:
10:06 AM GMT on August 19, 2017
Expires:
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 08/19 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly cloudy. Lows overnight in the mid 60s.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 08/20 10%
Partly Cloudy
Some clouds in the morning will give way to mainly sunny skies for the afternoon. High near 80F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.
Clear
Monday 08/21 0%
Clear
Mainly sunny. High 83F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear
Tuesday 08/22 0%
Clear
Sunny. High 86F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Clear
Wednesday 08/23 0%
Clear
Sunny skies. High 92F. Winds light and variable.
Clear
Thursday 08/24 0%
Clear
A mainly sunny sky. High around 95F. Winds light and variable.

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Interesting links and resources

NOTE: The links I provide I don’t necessarily endorse–I may never have done business with them. They are links I have found while reading forums and searching online.

BOOKS

Italian readers, Italian workbooks, DVDs Books http://www.edizionifarinelli.com

My favorite Italian dictionary: Webster’s New World Italian Dictionary, by Catherine E. Love

Novel: The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzini. From Amazone, “Italy’s greatest novel and a masterpiece of world literature, The Betrothed chronicles the unforgettable romance of Renzo and Lucia, who endure tyranny, war, famine, and plague to be together.” This is Italy’s most famous novel and classic, published in 1827, but the story takes place in the 17th century. An amazing story, one that I had to close often because I couldn’t bear to have another sad thing happen. That said, it will give you an idea of Italy’s culture and history. I loved it. Note: look for the most recent translation and take a look at the reviews. Usually the latest translation is the best. There can be terrible translations.

History: A World Lit Only by Fire, by William Manchester. An incredible, and well written, history of Europe during from medieval times to the Renaissance. Because the Catholic church was so powerful, much of the history is about Italy. Many reviewers claim Manchester has many inaccuracies, but even if that is true, it is very worth reading to get an understanding of how Europe evolved.

FILMS

The Garden of the Finzi Continis: A story about a wealthy Jewish family in Italy during WWII.

BIKING

Bike tours: www.bikeinumbria.it/strada/en/homepage.htm

Bike rentals: www.giralumbria.com