Journey though Umbria – Deruta & Orvieto

Umbria is an Italian region located southeast of Tuscany (the region that Florence and Siena reside in.)  The last time we visited Umbria, we went by train to the chocolate festival in Perugia.  This time, we decided to drive so we could make a leisurely journey through the countryside and we are extremely glad we did!  Our first stop, because we needed to do a little Christmas shopping, was the little (really little!) town of Deruta.  Deruta, if you have seen my previous posts, is known for manufacturing ceramics.  All of the ceramics are hand thrown and painted by artisans in the many workshops dotting the main road in Deruta…. [Read More]