Umbria Blog | Bike trail Passignano sul Trasimeno

Umbria Blog | Bike trail Passignano sul Trasimeno

This Friday morning I thought the weekly market was in Passignano sul Trasimeno. From Castiglione del Lago, the small hamlet where I live, Passignano is only 20 km away. The bike tour along the lake also is an ideal track if you like running longer distances. I decided to take my bike and go to Passignano. The road is very easy and flat. Now that […]

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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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Christmas in Castel Rigone Umbria

Christmas in Castel Rigone Umbria

It’s Christmas time! In many towns in Umbria there are cosy Christmas markets to buy souvenirs, taste local products and drink a warm glass of “vin brulè” mulled wine. Also in Castiglione del Lago, the small village where I live, the shops in the main street are filled with Christmas lights. Locals and craftsmen showcase and sell their products and local cuisine. This weekend I’ve been to the Christmas market […]

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Strasimeno 2015 marathon

Strasimeno 2015 marathon

International Women’s day is annually held on March 8 “la Festa della Donna”. But today, March 8 2015, was also the day of the 14th edition of the Strasimeno 2015 ultramarathon in Umbria. You can choose up to five distances: 58 km run around the Trasimeno Lake; the marathon finishing in S. Arcangelo (42,195 km); 34 km San Feliciano, half marathon Passignano sul Trasimeno (21,097 km), […]

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Palio delle Barche

Palio delle Barche

As every year during summer there are many many medieval feasts in Italy. One that probably all of you know is the Palio in Siena, the famous horse race. All these medieval commemorations, though, are worthwhile a visit, also in the lesser known villages and also in Umbria. In many villages the old times relive with historical parades, battles, games and of course local food. Yesterday we […]

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What about running around the Trasimeno Lake?

What about running around the Trasimeno Lake?

If you are a runner and you find running a marathon not enough, it is possible for you to run 58 km around the Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. Which I cannot immagine, because I find 42,195 km already a lot! But there are people who just do it. R E S P E C T! Today, March 9, 2014 was the running event “Strasimeno” The […]

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Good pizza at Lake Trasimeno !

Good pizza at Lake Trasimeno !

In Passignano sul Trasimeno (Perugia) near the exit of Torricella is the restaurant pizzeria “Il Gabbiano”, which means the gull. This is a very easy stop on your way from Perugia to Siena or to end a day at Lake Trasimeno. The pizzeria is part of a family run hotel and restaurant with pool and tennis court. One can taste typical Umbrian dishes and the […]

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