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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Eurochocolate Food festival in Perugia Umbria

Eurochocolate Food festival in Perugia Umbria

This year was the 25th edition of Eurochocolate in Perugia, its silver anniversary. Eurochocolate is a free food event and is one of the most important chocolate events of Italy! The main attraction of this year was on the centre stage of the Piazza IV Novembre: a huge box of different kinds of chocolates that is 4 meters high. The box of chocolates contains 25 […]

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Festa della Cipolla Cannara

Festa della Cipolla Cannara

La Festa della Cipolla in Cannara is a big food event at the end of the Umbrian summer. It has become quite famous amongst Italians who travel from far to participate. The small village of Cannara is situated in the valley not far from the famous town of Assisi and near the cosy village of Spello. Every year the smell of baked and cooked onion […]

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Restaurant Bistro Porta Senese in Castiglione del Lago

Restaurant Bistro Porta Senese in Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago Castiglione del Lago is on the eastern shores of lake Trasimeno. It used to be an island, the fourth island of Lake Trasimeno. Now it is a peninsula with its castle overlooking the lake. The town is surrounded by its fortified and castellated walls with three gateways, a main street and a piazza. In high season many tourists spend a lot of […]

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Hannibal and the Romans at Lake Trasimeno

Hannibal and the Romans at Lake Trasimeno

At Lake Trasimeno an important historical event took place in the year 217 before Christ, during the second Punic war: Hannibal won from the Romans in a short but fierce battle in which the Roman Consul Caio Flaminio lost his life. We all know the story of Hannibal who left Cartago, the city destroyed by the Romans, to vindicate his people. He marched to Rome […]

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Visit museum Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia

Visit museum Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia

Perugia is a lovely city with many cosy squares and tiny alleyways. It is the chocolate-capital of Umbria. In the historical centre you can’t miss the antique churches, parks and medieval buildings with nice boutiques, good coffee bars and many shops. Perugia houses the most important art history museum of Umbria: La Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. This museum has magnificent works, including important paintings ranging from […]

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Umbria Blog | Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

Umbria Blog | Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

On December 8 is the yearly Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Italy. The day before in every small town or city the Italian people prepare the Christmas tree. Many activities and festivities are held around the Christmas season. The squares are transformed into a mix of lights and stalls where vendors sell their handmade gifts. Yearly I visit the Christmas markets in Assisi and Perugia, […]

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Umbria Blog | a yearly market in Todi ‘San Martino’

Umbria Blog | a yearly market in Todi ‘San Martino’

The medieval town of Todi is situated on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding green hills.  Except for the 16th Century Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, the musea, the cosy squares and the old houses are almost all inside the antique city walls. Quite a few activities and events are organised in Todi, like the yearly market on November 11th, Saint Martin’s day. […]

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Umbria Blog | UNTO event in Assisi

Umbria Blog | UNTO event in Assisi

UNTO stands for Unesco, Natura, Territorio, Olio and is an event in Assisi where the new DOP Umbrian olive oil is celebrated. UNTO is organised around the Frantoi Aperti from October 28 to November 26, 2017. In Umbria this is the period that the olives are picked and the new olive oil is being pressed. Olive oil mills open their doors and  many activities are […]

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Umbria Blog | I Primi d’Italia in Foligno

Umbria Blog | I Primi d’Italia in Foligno

Every year at the end of September the food festival I Primi D’Italia takes place in Foligno. A good reason to visit this often underrated town in the centre of Umbria. It was pretty crowded on Sunday afternoon, but very cozy. Throughout the city there are designated places to taste all kinds of primi (pasta or risotto), either from a particular region or from a […]

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