5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

A while ago, we visited Todi in Umbria during the Archery tournament that takes place each spring. In this blog, we again take you to this quaint medieval town in Umbria and suggest ‘5 things to do in Todi’. Todi Todi (ancient Tuder) is a small elegant hilltop town that dominates the Tiber valley. It has retained three sets of walls dating from the Etruscan, […]

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A yearly market in Todi on Saint Martin’s day

A yearly market in Todi on Saint Martin’s day

Yearly market in Todi On November 11th is a yearly market in Todi on Saint Martins’s day.  The atmosphere at the yearly market is pleasant and cosy. From the Piazzale della Consolazione in Todi up to the Piazza del Popolo are more than 200 market stalls. The vendors offer their local products, goods and much more. Todi Todi is situated on top of a hill […]

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Markets in Umbria Italy

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 where 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 with a variety of products for sale: not only food, but also clothing and footwear. Most […]

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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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Meeting our Belgian friends

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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