Umbria Blog | a yearly market in Todi ‘San Martino’

Umbria Blog | a yearly market in Todi ‘San Martino’

The medieval town of Todi is situated on top of a hill overlooking the surrounding green hills.  Except for the 16th Century Church of Santa Maria della Consolazione, the musea, the cosy squares and the old houses are almost all inside the antique city walls. Quite a few activities and events are organised in Todi, like the yearly market on November 11th, Saint Martin’s day. […]

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Umbria Blog | Markets in Umbria Italy

Umbria Blog | Markets in Umbria Italy

One of the best places to find fresh fruit in Italy is the local market. There are many street markets in Umbria. Vendors set up shop to sell super fresh fruit, vegetables, cheese, fish and cold cuts. Every week in every town or village there’s a local market. The products one finds at the market are various. Not only food, but also clothing and footwear. […]

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Umbria Blog | White Truffle market in Città di Castello

Umbria Blog | 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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Umbria Blog | Meeting our Belgian friends

Umbria Blog | Meeting our Belgian friends

Last year I’ve met some families from Belgium who stay in Montone, Umbria @ Montone Rental. It is one of their favorite holiday destinations in Italy. This agriturismo has a total of 5 rental units with shared pool, barbecue and tennis court. In August 2015 we went together for a wine tasting in Montepulciano where we drank a few glasses of quality wines before eating at the sagra in […]

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Visiting Sansepolcro and Anghiari in Tuscany

Visiting Sansepolcro and Anghiari in Tuscany

At just 15 minutes driving from Città di Castello in the North of Umbria are the towns of Sansepolcro and Anghiari. Both are situated close to the E45, just over the border in Tuscany. Sansepolcro Sansepolcro is in the valley and the largest of the two towns. In the 11th century, two pelgrims on their return from the Holy Land founded an Abbey here. The […]

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Panicale – Fili in Trama

Panicale – Fili in Trama

Last weekend we had visitors over and decided to go to Panicale, a lovely village near Lake Trasimeno and even better to visit for an occasion like the “Fili in Trama”: International Fair of embroidery and lace. I am not particularly into embroidery and lace but must say that the work these -mainly- ladies do is impressive. One needs a lot of skill, patience and […]

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