Italy's green heart, Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. Removed from outside influences, it has kept alive many of Italy's old-world traditions. You'll see grandmothers in aprons making pasta by hand and front doors that haven't been locked in a century. Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/umbria#ixzz3iXuJRBXy
Get out your walking shoes -- you’ll need ’em for a walk along Magazine Street. Stretching 6 miles long, the thoroughfare is home to dozens of quaint antique shops, like Mire Antiques (pictured), as well as clothing boutiques, restaurants and bars.