Discover Fabro in the west of Umbria

Discover Fabro in the west of Umbria

Fabro Fabro is a small medieval hilltop village in West Umbria, close to the Tuscan border. It is a small village, but the views from Fabro over the Umbrian countryside make it worth the effort. There are narrow and charming streets with a few bars where locals drink their daily coffee or glass of wine. Fabro is a municipality in the province of Terni, and […]

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A typical restaurant in Montone, Umbria

A typical restaurant in Montone, Umbria

In this blog we share our experience in a great restaurant in Montone. Montone is a medieval hilltop village in the North of Umbria and must be one of the most beautiful villages of Italy. From its ancient walls one can admire the green surroundings and wonderful nature. Montone is a peace of heaven and for those who love walking, food and culture, this village […]

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Città della Pieve in Umbria: saffron, restaurants and local feasts

Città della Pieve in Umbria: saffron, restaurants and local feasts

Città della Pieve is the town where the famous painter Perugino was born. On top of its hill, Città della Pieve looks out over the rolling hills of both Tuscany and Umbria. From here one can easily explore the area around Lake Trasimeno and Perugia. Città della Pieve is a bit different from other towns in the area because the houses are all built with […]

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Woodcraft in Orvieto

Woodcraft in Orvieto

Yesterday I visited the Villa Attigliano and like before I was impressed by the woodcraft they used for their doors, kitchens and other details. It is lovely handwork, very stylish and locally made by craftsmen in Orvieto. Orvieto is known for its crafts, not only woodwork, but also ceramics, textile and more. This already dates back to Etruscan times when many household objects, as well […]

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New holiday rental in Assisi

New holiday rental in Assisi

Assisi is built on the slopes of the mountain ‘Monte Subasio’. Since 1995 it is a protected nature reserve called the Parco del Monte Subasio. In this beautifully green mountain range there are small hamlets, here and there a restaurant, a local bar and quite some holiday rentals spread through the hills. A place where you find peace and harmony, like Saint Francis did 800 years […]

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Fall in Gubbio Umbria

Fall in Gubbio Umbria

Gubbio is located to the north of Assisi and is about 40 km north east of Perugia. It’s history dates back to the pre-Roman times. It is an extremely ancient town set on the slopes of Monte Ingino. It has a selection of mediaeval, Gothic and Renaissance palaces, churches and cathedrals, all built of gray limestone. Gubbio has great views over the Umbrian countryside. Just outside the town is […]

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Montefalco, the balcony of Umbria

Montefalco, the balcony of Umbria

Dutch friends of mine came to Umbria and stayed near Spoleto, a lovely town to spend some days in Umbria. It had been a while that we saw each other and we decided to catch up and meet in Montefalco. Montefalco is known as the “balcony of Umbria”. It is a very beautiful medieval walled town. From the village you have breathtaking views of the Umbrian landscape. We went for a […]

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Autumn in Spoleto, Umbria

Autumn in Spoleto, Umbria

Yesterday we visited Borgo Spoleto in the south of Umbria. A recently restored Borgo at only 10 minutes from Spoleto. Each apartment has a garden or terrace with outstanding views. Umbria is not only beautiful in the Summer, also in Autumn the colors red, orange and yellow are amazing! A visit to the Marmore falls can’t be missed. This is a must do when you are in the […]

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dinner at Agriturismo Tuoro

dinner at Agriturismo Tuoro

Summer 2014 is coming to an end. The days are getting shorter, the nights are getting longer. We had a lot of rainy days in July and August which is very uncommon. Even the elderly people here can’t remember that much rain during summer. At least, that’s what they say. The Umbrian landscape is still very green with many flowers along the road and in the fields. […]

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Visit Panicale and Paciano

Visit Panicale and Paciano

I look at the calendar and yet another month has passed by. Time flies … and August arrives. In July we had uncommonly cool temperatures and lots of rain :(. But even with the rain, it is pleasant to walk around in small villages or to explore the Umbrian countryside. Paciano is a small well preserved Medieval village in Umbria. It is a walled town with some restaurants and […]

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