Madrevite, wine experience

Madrevite, wine experience

The Madrevite winery Madrevite, a winery and farm, was established in 2001 in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. It has an enchanting panoramic position overlooking Lake Chiusi and Lake Montepulciano. The name Madrevite recalls the nut screw that was used by Umbrian winegrowers to close the wooden barrel doors. This object, restored and conserved by the winery, […]

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Truffle in Umbria

Truffle in Umbria

Umbria is in the heart of Italy and is the hub of truffle culture and production in Italy. In fact, Umbria produces the largest number of black truffles in Italy and their quality is world-famous. During the year there are specialised markets and events around this local delicacy, truffle in Umbria. Fortunately, truffle hunting in this region remains a beautiful and simple way of life: […]

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Spello Infiorate, flower procession

Spello Infiorate, flower procession

History of Spello Spello was founded by the Umbrians and later named Hispellum in Roman times. It was declared ‘Splendidissima Colonia Julia’ by Caesar. The remains of the city walls, which were much wider in the past, attest to the greatness that the city had, as do the archaeological remains that surround it. The small town boasts the best-preserved city walls of Roman origin in […]

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The knights templar in Umbria

The knights templar in Umbria

In Perugia, just below the historical center, there’s the Church of San Bevignate, the most important testimony of the presence of the Knights Templar in Umbria. The Knights Templar, commonly known as “the Templars”, were one of the first and most famous Christian chivalrous orders of the Middle Ages. The development of the Templar seat in Perugia started in the 13th Century, after the aggression […]

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Visit the archeological park Carsulae

Visit the archeological park Carsulae

Carsulae The Roman city Carsulae was founded along the Via Flaminia in the time of the Roman Emperors. The construction of the Via Flaminia took place around 220 B.c. and one thinks that Carsulae’s growth took place in that period as well. Carsulae had a privileged and strategic position along the Via Flamina connecting Rome and Rimini. Suddenly Carsulae was abandoned and nobody knows the reason […]

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Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia with Alessandro and Isabella, born and raised in Umbria. They live in Perugia in a large green park where over the years, they have created their own paradise, Agriturismo De Rerum Natura. In this blog they share their personal tips for a holiday in Perugia. About Agriturismo De Rerum Natura Alessandro’s family bought the estate in 1980. They thought this was the right […]

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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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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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