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Visit the antique market in Arezzo, Tuscany

Visit the antique market in Arezzo, Tuscany

Every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday of the same weekend there is a large antique fair in the old town centre of Arezzo in Tuscany. Arezzo is only 40 minutes driving from Lake Trasimeno in Umbria and worth a visit on any day. For many people Arezzo became...

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Visit La Badia in S. Arcangelo

Visit La Badia in S. Arcangelo

On a cloudy day we visited an ancient monastery dating back to the year 1000 overlooking Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. This restored abby “La Badia” has 16 apartments of which two are made where once the wine cellars were. The convent is in S. Arcangelo,...

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Ristorante Pizzeria Il Vecchio Mulino

Ristorante Pizzeria Il Vecchio Mulino

Il Vecchio Mulino has a name in Tuoro sul Trasimeno, where I live. This pizzeria already exists from the late seventies and it is some years now that the current owners Luciana and Raffaele took over.  We regularly eat here but it never occurred to me to dedicate a...

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Risotto ai Funghi Porcini recipe

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini recipe

Funghi porcini, or Boletus Edulis, is a wild mushroom which is not too difficult to find in the forests in Italy. Many go out to find these precious mushrooms, often just after the summer season in September and October. Once I accompanied a friend into the forest in...

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Sara the Dachshund

Sara the Dachshund

Sara is a well know dachshund in Castiglione del Lago, Umbria. The owners of Sara have an Italian delicacy shop in the city centre, called La Dispensa del Lago. Every day you find the dachshund in the shop, hidden under a cupboard. But when somebody passes by to hug...

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Running in Acquaviva, Tuscany

Running in Acquaviva, Tuscany

Every year in September one celebrates the saint San Vittorino in Acquaviva. San Vittorino is the patron saint of this small village close to Montepulciano in Tuscany and at a stone’s throw from the Trasimeno Lake in Umbria. Acquaviva is surrounded by vineyards where...

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Oasi La Valle @ Lake Trasimeno

Oasi La Valle @ Lake Trasimeno

The Trasimeno Lake is the largest lake in the centre of Italy and the fourth lake of Italy, after the Como Lake. It is also a shallow lake, only about 6 meters at it’s deepest point. It is a wetland, only fed by rainwater and it belongs to one of the Living Lakes of...

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