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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Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

The day I am writing this is Tuesday June the 2nd, a public holiday in Italy: the day of the Republic, in Italian “Festa della Repubblica”. For many Italians this is a long weekend including both Monday and Tuesday. Many shops and offices are closed. Like many Italians I had a day out yesterday and visited the Villa Ecologica, an elegant villa with swimming pool in the […]

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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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Country House Dante

Country House Dante

Yesterday I went for a visit to one of our holiday rentals in Umbria; Country House Dante. Besides renting apartments, they also run a family restaurant. Very comfortable when you are on a holiday! I was curious to learn about their Umbrian cooking and asked the owners, Dante and Luciana, whether I could spend a “mini holiday” at their farm. I was more than welcome… […]

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Visiting new holiday rental in North Umbria, Italy

Visiting new holiday rental in North Umbria, Italy

We visit many holiday homes in Umbria but sometimes you happen to come across one of these that stand out from the rest. Today was such a day. Beautiful scenery, not far away from the main road, friendly owner, what else would you want from a holiday home? I have made a few pictures that I collected in this you tube video. – Posted by […]

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visit South Umbria Acquasparta

visit South Umbria Acquasparta

Last week we went to Casa Acquasparta in South Umbria . We drove up a small country lane just outside the town of Acquasparta, with wonderful views over the rolling hills, very  quiet and peaceful with large Chianina cows peacefully ruminating away while bluntly staring at us. Chianina cows are rather big and the tasty meat is famous in this area, as well as in […]

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