Città della Pieve in Umbria

Città della Pieve in Umbria

On the border that separates Umbria and Tuscany, about fifty kilometres from Perugia, rises Città della Pieve in Umbria, a hilltop town of renaissance art and genuine flavours. With its ancient history and medieval conformation the town is known for its harmonious landscapes, its picturesque alleys and genuine tastes. Walking through Città della Pieve in Umbria There are two walking routes set out in Città […]

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Christmas traditions in Umbria

Christmas traditions in Umbria

As every year and everywhere in the world also in Umbria the preparations for Christmas are on their way. There are many Christmas initiatives, markets, nativity scenes inside and outside. In Gubbio the largest Christmas tree in the world has been lit again. Many Christmas traditions in Umbria are centred around the families gathering together at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas traditions at home […]

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Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci is located in a small village in the valley of Niccone between Lake Trasimeno and Umbertide. This family business started as a farm which today it still is. The farm does not have livestock, but land that is cultivated. Stables were converted into apartments, followed by a swimming pool and a small spa. Since this year the son of the owners has […]

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Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Tenuta Castelbuono in Bevagna Tenuta Castelbuono is a modern winery in Bevagna where you can participate in a wine tasting but only upon reservation.  The modern architecture is in stark contrast with medieval Bevagna. Wine and modern architecture is an interesting combination to experience! The Italian architect Arnaldo Pomodoro is famous in Italy and is the designer of Tenuta Castelbuono. The sculpture has the shape […]

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Experience Montepulciano with a local

Experience Montepulciano with a local

Experience Montepulciano’s beauty and traditions during wonderful (online) wine and run experiences. Meet sommelier Sylvia and enjoy the good things Montepulciano has to offer. Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience The Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience is in Montepulciano. I have welcomed many people in the Gattavecchi winery last year. Cantina Gattavecchi opened its doors again on June 20. With this free online wine experience I […]

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Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Spring It is spring and now that we are all at home, we have a delicious vegetarian recipe for you Risotto agli asparagi or Risotto with asparagus. During spring season in Italy one can find wild asparagus in woods and fields. You need to understand what to look for though! Watch this video on how to find wild asparagus. But now that we are all at […]

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5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

A while ago, we visited Todi in Umbria during the Archery tournament that takes place each spring. In this blog, we again take you to this quaint medieval town in Umbria and suggest ‘5 things to do in Todi’. Todi Todi (ancient Tuder) is a small elegant hilltop town that dominates the Tiber valley. It has retained three sets of walls dating from the Etruscan, […]

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Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

For a change we went on a Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany to discover an organic farm that raises Chianina calfs and Cinta Senese pigs. The most valuable beef steak in Italy comes from the white Chianina cows. Chianina is also called the “white giant” because of the white color and the huge size. The homeland of this magnificent animal is the Valdichiana […]

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Food truck festival in Assisi

Food truck festival in Assisi

Food Truck Festival in Assisi This year was the fifth edition of the Food Truck Festival in Assisi. During the food festival Assisi is transformed into a picnic area with many food trucks and people enjoying local wines, beers and street food. The Food Truck event in Assisi is a culinary explosion of every type of food prepared on wheels. It is a festival that […]

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Chiesa del Carmine estate

Chiesa del Carmine estate

In the north of Umbria in a green valley is the Chiesa del Carmine estate. In this area are charming villas, authentic farmhouses and old churches set in gentle green hills. Chiesa del Carmine is an ancient church at the centre of the Carmine estate. History The total dimension of the Chiesa del Carmine estate is about 5 hectares consisting of woods and vineyards based […]

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