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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The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The new normal in Umbria By now, we are back to a relatively normal life in Umbria and getting used to the social distancing. The idea of this blog occurred to me thanks to one of our guests coming to Umbria this summer. What to do in Umbria when you should keep your distance? In this blog you will find our suggestions for the best […]

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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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Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

For a change we went on a Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany to discover an organic farm that raises Chianina calfs and Cinta Senese pigs. The most valuable beef steak in Italy comes from the white Chianina cows. Chianina is also called the “white giant” because of the white color and the huge size. The homeland of this magnificent animal is the Valdichiana […]

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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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Easy walk from Bevagna to Torre del Colle

Easy walk from Bevagna to Torre del Colle

Type of trail The hike from the medieval village Bevagna to the hamlet Torre del Colle is considered easy walking. The path leads you through quiet asphalt roads and gravel paths among stunning grain fields, olive groves, vineyards and farmhouses. This hiking trail is not shaded, but suitable for everybody. How to get there The walking trail starts in the historical centre of Bevagna at […]

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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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