Hidden history of Umbria

Hidden history of Umbria

We have often written about Todi with its medieval past. Not far from this bustling town are small villages that adorn the green hills. Here you will find the hidden history of Umbria, with ancient castles, ruins and excavations. Such a village is Grutti which belongs to the neighbouring municipality of Gualdo Cattaneo. Giovanni and Paola from the private villa Todi House told us about […]

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Narni

Narni

Narni, in Latin language Narnia, is a town close to Terni in the south of Umbria. It is the geographic center of Italy, located high on a mountain overlooking the valley where Terni is situated. There are lots of forests surrounding the town and the name immediately recalls the famous book by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. According to the biography of C.S. Lewis […]

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Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

The Rocca Maggiore is a fortress that stands on a hill above the town Assisi. The castle can be reached from the Piazza del Comune where signs lead you up to the top of the hill. It is quite a climb, however the views make it worthwhile. At the top of this suggestive city the views over Assisi and the surrounding Umbrian landscape are amazing.  […]

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Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto

Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto

Pozzo di San Patrizio Orvieto has a very special water well, the Pozzo di San Patrizio. This well is located next to the Fortezza Albornoz on the Piazza Cahen where you arrive by cog railway. The 62-meter-deep well was commissioned by Pope Clement VII and named after Saint Patrick, San Patrizio. The well was designed by architect Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The Pope stayed […]

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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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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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Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia

Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia

Umbria Jazz Perugia Every year in July Perugia hosts one of the most important and largest jazz events in the world “Umbria Jazz”. During the event the streets of Perugia buzz with soul, blues, funk and jazz concerts. One of the largest main stages is at the Piazza IV Novembre, but also experimental groups and local artists play music at every corner of the street.  […]

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The five best museums in Umbria

The five best museums in Umbria

There are many museums in Umbria and one is more beautiful than the other. Check out this list of five great museums that we visited ourselves. These should not be missed when you are on holiday in Umbria. Teatro della Concordia in Monte Castello di VibioGalleria Nazionale dell’UmbriaComplesso Museale di San FrancescoMuseo delle Mummie di FerentilloCasa del Cioccolato Perugina Teatro della Concordia in Monte Castello […]

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The medieval town of Gubbio

The medieval town of Gubbio

At the foothill of the Ingino Mountain rises the ancient medieval town of Gubbio. Like Deruta, Gubbio is known for its majolica ceramics. Gubbio was founded by the Umbrians in the 3rd century b.C. before becoming a Roman city in the 1st-century a.C. In the 11th century, the city gained its independence and has had its times of glory during the Middle Ages. In this […]

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Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

Mostra Mercato del Tartufo This year was the 38th edition of the truffle market exhibition “Mostra Mercato del Tartufo” in Valtopina.In 1981 the exhibition was started by truffle hunters and local companies to present products of the territory. Now more than 90 exhibiting companies are involved. During the last two weekends of November many people come to Valtopina to visit the market to taste delicious […]

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