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Umbra and Local Universities Sign Agreement

As part of its Fall 2021 re-opening, The Umbra Institute has renewed its historic agreements with both local Italian universities in Perugia. Founded in 1999, the Institute has hosted American students in Perugia for over two decades. In 2006, then-director...

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Best Spots to Eat on a Budget in Perugia: Lexi’s Selection

By Umbra Rep Lexi De Marinis, University of Richmond Looking for a quick lunch between classes, or maybe a spot for a nicer local dinner? Here are my favorite places to eat in Perugia for every occasion.   Sandwich: Piada...

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A Taste of Cafés in Perugia

Written by Umbra Rep Noah Singer, University of Vermont Coming to study abroad in Perugia, one of my goals was to find a charming café where I could read, write, do homework, or simply relax and people-watch.  As you could...

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Harvesting Wine Grapes and Olives: My Immersion into the Italian Culture

by Umbra Rep Timothy Ringie, University of Massachusetts Amherst When I began planning out my study abroad experience over a year ago, the thing that captivated me the most was the idea of immersing myself in a new culture to...

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Umbra Institute Assumes Management of Urban Garden

Starting in September 2021, the Umbra Institute assumed management of the urban garden known as “Orto Sole” (pronounced “orto-soul-ay”) to develop it as a living laboratory for the Institute’s Food, Sustainability and Environment program. Until recently, Orto Sole was a...

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Grocery Shopping in Perugia

By Lexi DeMarinis, University of Richmond When you first arrive in Perugia, Italy for your semester abroad you will most likely spend the first week trying every pizzeria, pasta dish, and torta al testo in town. Then, you will realize...

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