White Truffle market in Città di Castello

White Truffle market in Città di Castello

Each year at the end of October Città di Castello celebrates the white truffle with a market dedicated to this precious delicacy. From October 28 to November 1, 2016 was the 37th edition of this truffle market, Il Tartufo Bianco. One sells not only white truffle from Umbria but also delicacies from other regions in Italy like herbs, Sicilian cannoli, olives from Puglia and much […]

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Summer running in Città di Castello

Summer running in Città di Castello

Since a couple of days the Summer began in Umbria. Days are getting longer, people live outside, the restaurants are open until midnight… I love it! Every day it is about 30 degrees. On my terrace with view over the Trasimeno Lake I cannot read my book in the lazy chair anymore. Impossible. On the terrace it feels like being in the Sahara desert! Even the laundry is […]

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Restaurant in the centre of Citta di Castello

I should have added ‘romantic’ to this! I have not often eaten in an Italian restaurant that was almost entirely lit by candles. The effect was absolutely lovely. I am talking about Vineria del Vasaio in Citta di Castello. The food was good and the menu had different things from what you usually find in Umbrian restaurants which makes for a welcome change. The wine […]

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Truffle time in Citta di Castello.

Truffle time in Citta di Castello.

Every year Citta di Castello hosts a very agreeable truffle market. Besides all truffle products you can dream up, you’ll find lots of new olive oil to taste and buy, new wine, roasted chestnuts and a covered market with loads of regional Italian products (cheese from Trentino, very good salumi from Norcia, liquorice from the South etc.). As expected we gorged on freshly roasted chestnuts […]

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