Città della Pieve in Umbria

Città della Pieve in Umbria

On the border that separates Umbria and Tuscany, about fifty kilometres from Perugia, rises Città della Pieve in Umbria, a hilltop town of renaissance art and genuine flavours. With its ancient history and medieval conformation the town is known for its harmonious landscapes, its picturesque alleys and genuine tastes. Walking through Città della Pieve in Umbria There are two walking routes set out in Città […]

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Events and saffron in Città della Pieve

Events and saffron in Città della Pieve

Città della Pieve is the town where the famous painter Pietro Vannucci, Il Perugino was born. On top of its hill, Città della Pieve looks out over the rolling hills of both Tuscany and Umbria. From here one can easily explore the area around Lake Trasimeno and Perugia, as well as wander out to Tuscany. Città della Pieve is a bit different from other towns […]

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Epiphany, every year on the 6th January

Epiphany, every year on the 6th January

January 6, Epiphany is an important holiday in Italy. It is the day that the Three Kings brought gifts to Jesus. Traditionally it is the Befana who brings sweets and gifts to children in Italy on January 6th. That morning I had a training with my friends in Chiusi, Tuscany. During the Christmas holidays I only ran three times, hardly worth mentioning, so it was about […]

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Zafferano

Zafferano, Saffron is the dried stigma of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus. These three tiny threads are taken from the flower, dried and then most end up in tiny pots to be sold at high prices. No surprise considering the amount of (hand)labour involved. You can also buy ground saffron but most of the times it is bland uninteresting stuff not containing any saffron at all! […]

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