Umbria Blog | The world’s smallest theatre Teatro della Concordia

Umbria Blog | The world’s smallest theatre Teatro della Concordia

Near Todi is Monte Castello di Vibio. This small hamlet is on a hill top of 422 meters. It is also called the balcony of Umbria because of its position and unique views of the hills of Umbria and the Tiber valley. Monte Castello di Vibio counts 1600 citizens.  The village still looks like a medieval walled hamlet. Of course it has a main square […]

Read More Leave comment

Umbria Blog | visit museum Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia

Umbria Blog | visit museum Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria in Perugia

Perugia is a lovely city with many cosy squares and tiny alleyways. It is the chocolate-capital of Umbria. In the historical centre you can’t miss the antique churches, parks and medieval buildings with nice boutiques, good coffee bars and many shops. Perugia houses the most important art history museum of Umbria: La Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria. This museum has magnificent works, including important paintings ranging from […]

Read More Leave comment

Umbria Blog | Visit Civic Museum in Montefalco

Umbria Blog | Visit Civic Museum in Montefalco

Montefalco “Mount of the Falcon” is a town of churches and convents. This hamlet is situated 11 km north west from Foligno and is perched on a hill top, boasting magnificent views over the green hills. Montefalco is also known as the balcony of Umbria. Outside the Gate of St. Augustine there’s ample parking. Enter the gate and proceed up the Corso G. Mameli with […]

Read More 1 Comment

Umbria Blog | Prehistory and the Abbey of Farneta

Umbria Blog | Prehistory and the Abbey of Farneta

On a beautiful sunny day in April I participated in a guided walk in the area of the Abbey of Farneta. Farneta is a small hamlet in the valley next to the Trasimeno lake in Umbria, the Val di Chiana. Coming from the A1 or from Siena, driving towards Lake Trasimeno and Perugia many times I just drove by and never bothered to take the […]

Read More Leave comment

Museum of the mummies in Ferentillo

Museum of the mummies in Ferentillo

To me the Valnerina is Umbria’s greenest heart. The wild and rugged scenery in the Nera River Park, the tiny hilltop villages, the open views, the grazing cows on the fields and the green forests. This area is incomparable with other parts of Umbria. Unfortunately I don’t visit the Valnerina area enough, even though I love the Sibillini Mountains and hiking in the Nera River Park. Ferentillo is […]

Read More 4 Comments

Sensational Umbria by Steve McCurry

Sensational Umbria by Steve McCurry

“One of the great things about Umbria and Italy is that it’s a very unique special part of the world, full of art, great culture, food, wine, wonderful landscape and rich hospitality.” By Steve McCurry. Today I went to the photo exhibition Sensational Umbria by Steve McCurry in Perugia. I parked my car outside the city to take the MiniMetro to the city center. Which is very comfortable […]

Read More 3 Comments