Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Spring It is spring and now that we are all at home, we have a delicious vegetarian recipe for you Risotto agli asparagi or Risotto with asparagus. During spring season in Italy one can find wild asparagus in woods and fields. You need to understand what to look for though! Watch this video on how to find wild asparagus. But now that we are all at […]

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How to get to Umbria

How to get to Umbria

People often ask us “How do I get to Umbria?”. In this blog post you will find the answer to that question with our personal tips about traffic and public transport in Italy. The region Umbria Umbria is one of the smallest regions in Italy on the border of Tuscany, Lazio and Le Marche where around nine hundred thousand people live. It is the only […]

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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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Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

Christmas in Paciano and Panicale

On December 8 is the yearly Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Italy. The day before in every small town or city the Italian people prepare the Christmas tree. Many activities and festivities are held around the Christmas season. The squares are transformed into a mix of lights and stalls where vendors sell their handmade gifts. Yearly I visit the Christmas markets in Assisi and Perugia, […]

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Biking along the Trasimeno Lake

Biking along the Trasimeno Lake

August 15 is a bank holiday in Italy: Ferragosto. This national holiday celebrates the Assumption of the virgin Mary into heaven, the day when Catholics believe that God took the body of Jesus’ mother Mary into heaven to reunite with her son. August is the traditional period for Italians to have their summer holidays. On August 15 many Italians go out for a picknick in […]

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Restaurant Pizzeria La Serra in Perugia

Restaurant Pizzeria La Serra in Perugia

Everybody knows “pizza”. Maybe it is the most famous Italian dish in the world. Italians themselves love eating pizza. On every corner of the street you can get a slice, a “pizza al taglio”. The toppings on the pizza vary from fish to meat, from fresh fruit to only vegetables. La Serra is a restaurant-pizzeria outside the city centre of Perugia. La Serra literally means […]

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Perugia in a wheelchair

Perugia in a wheelchair

Visiting Perugia in a wheelchair is not as easy as one would expect, but here are some suggestions that make it quite worthwhile. I visited Perugia with my parents and since my father has problems walking, he needs to use a wheelchair when going out for some sightseeing. It is not always evident whether it is easy to visit sights in a wheelchair, especially if […]

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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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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International women’s day is celebrated world wide on the 8th of March. In Italy women will be offered mimosa flowers. This tree is a symbol for Women’s day, it is in full bloom around the beginning of March and has an overwhelming profume. International Women’s day stands for women’s rights, solidarity and equality. On March the 8th feminist movements ask for economical independence and equality […]

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