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 | Montefalco and Giro d’Italia

Umbria Blog | Montefalco and Giro d’Italia

Like every year around this time, the Giro d’Italia is going through Italy. On Tuesday May 16, 2017 is the 10th round of the Giro, a hilly trail in Umbria starting in Foligno. The first cyclist will start at 1:00 pm in Foligno next to the Duomo, and the last cyclist will finish in Montefalco at 5:15 pm, just outside the city walls. Before arriving […]

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Umbria Blog | photo exhibition Si Billino!

Umbria Blog | photo exhibition Si Billino!

As most of you know the earthquake on October 30, 2016 caused a lot of damages in Norcia and many surrounding villages in the Sibillini mountains. One of these is Castelluccio di Norcia, a small mountain village at an altitude of 1400m at the foot of the Vettore mountain. At this moment Castelluccio cannot be reached anymore, one hopes to restore the infrastructure before summer. […]

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Pasta Amatriciana for Amatrice

Pasta Amatriciana for Amatrice

Every day in the newspaper, or on television we still see images and interviews with journalists, politicians and locals about the earthquake on 24 August. Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto are destroyed. Also¬†buildings in Norcia, Umbria have been damaged. Many¬†people who survived the earthquake live now in tents, but will soon move to hotels and institutions before winter sets in. In many restaurants in […]

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Palazzo Trinci in Foligno

Foligno is often overlooked by visitors to Umbria, despite there being many interesting events, often food and drink related (to name a few, I Primi d’Italia, Miele in Umbria, Festa della Birra Artigianale). Yet, it is a lovely town with beautiful square, a few nice churches and it is not built against or on top of a hill, so very comfortable walking here and many […]

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Eremo Santa Maria Giacobbe near Foligno

Eremo Santa Maria Giacobbe near Foligno

Seven days in a week and every one of them has its merits and yes downsides. In Italy it is the same but for one day. You may have a bad day but it still is Sunday which means: big lunch or fare una passeggiata con amici! Going out in the countrysides with friends, family and whoever wants to join is a big pastime in […]

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