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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The medieval town of Gubbio

The medieval town of Gubbio

At the foothill of the Ingino Mountain rises the ancient medieval town of Gubbio. Like Deruta, Gubbio is known for its majolica ceramics. Gubbio was founded by the Umbrians in the 3rd century b.C. before becoming a Roman city in the 1st-century a.C. In the 11th century, the city gained its independence and has had its times of glory during the Middle Ages. In this […]

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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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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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Umbria Blog | visit La Pergola and eat like barbarians

Umbria Blog | visit La Pergola and eat like barbarians

Between Lake Trasimeno and Perugia are the holiday apartments of La Pergola. It has nine apartments and a large pool. At 4 km distance is Castel Rigone where you find a bakery, a bar and a grocery store. Friends of mine were on a holiday at La Pergola in apartment Orvieto. They were five adults and a baby. Of course I already knew the apartments, […]

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Umbria Blog | Archery tournament in Todi

Umbria Blog | Archery tournament in Todi

During the weekend of March 25-26 there was an Archery Tournament in Todi: Todi la Città degli Arcieri. Now you wonder what’s so special about that? It is very special: all archers are in medieval outfit! It is a serious tournament with archers from all over Italy and all come rigorously dressed in a medieval outfit, to the smallest detail. Throughout the small town there […]

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Corsa all’Anello in Narni

Corsa all’Anello in Narni

Every year at the beginning of May is the Corsa all’Anello in Narni. It is a medieval festival dating back to 1371 and walking around here, actually feels like going back to the middle ages. A must see when you’re in Umbria in May. The three districts, Fraporta, Santa Maria and Mezule compete with each other : their best horseback riders have to throw their […]

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Città della Pieve in Umbria: saffron, restaurants and local feasts

Città della Pieve in Umbria: saffron, restaurants and local feasts

Città della Pieve is the town where the famous painter 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. Città della Pieve is a bit different from other towns in the area because the houses are all built with […]

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