Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy
Map of the food producing region around Parma, Italy

Taking the Kids — Eating your way through Italy

Food has become increasingly important to traveling families as kids have expanded their palates by first watching the Food Network and then trying new foods on vacation. I can’t think of a better way to experience a new culture than through food or a better place than Italy where it won’t take any coaxing to convince kids to “eat local.”

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A big lesson in tolerance and humanity — Assisi Italy
A famous statue of Francis of Assisi returning from a war before his embrace of Christianity

A big lesson in tolerance and humanity — Assisi Italy

Today, six million people a year visit Assisi, a hillside medieval town of 25,000 in Umbria, making it the second most visited religious site in Italy after Rome

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In Umbria, Italy -Medieval machinations and countryside charm
The farmhouse near Cannara

In Umbria, Italy -Medieval machinations and countryside charm

We are in Perugia, the capital of Umbria, which incidentally is the only Italian region that borders neither the sea or another country. It is famous for its university, its historic center dating back to Medieval times, and chocolate

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