Deruta ceramics

Deruta ceramics

Though I know Umbria quite well, in all these years I had never been to Deruta. Deruta is a medieval village close to Perugia, along the E45 highway, and famous for it’s hand painted pottery, majolica and ceramics. I went to see it all with my own eyes on a sunny Saturday early April and wasn’t disappointed. Nothing much is known of the early history […]

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Father’s Day in Umbria Italy

Father’s Day in Umbria Italy

March 19 is Father’s Day in Italy. In Italy it is called La Festa del Papa or Festa di San Giuseppe: feast of the father of Jesus, Saint Joseph. On the local radio I heard that this feast has been “invented” at the beginning of the 20st century, to also give father’s their day of celebration. Many bakeries and shops in Perugia were filled with […]

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A walk along the Trasimeno Lake

A walk along the Trasimeno Lake

We spent our holidays in Holland with friends and family. It seems ages ago, but it is only about 10 days ago that we came back to Umbria. Time flies when you are busy! The weather is very pleasant at the moment, chilly mornings but splendid sunshine during the day, a clear blue sky and birds twinkling. It is almost like spring, we even spotted the first […]

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Pasticceria Sandri since 1860 in Perugia

Pasticceria Sandri since 1860 in Perugia

Along the Corso Vannucci is the best pastry shop in Perugia. Sandri, founded by the Swiss family Schucani in 1860 is a very historic pasticceria. They have been making the best pastries ever since! You will be amazed by its vitrine and its its interior. The coffee and sweets are great to look at and to taste! -posted by Sylvia van der Male-

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October in Perugia

October in Perugia

October … again a summer season gone by just like that. We’ve had some lovely autumn days in October. Chestnuts are on sale again, grapes have been harvested and here and there one starts picking olives. This year though, it will not be a good year for the olive harvest. Lots of olives in this area have been suffering from a mosque that deteriorates the […]

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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 […]

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Walking trail in Brufa, Perugia Umbria

Walking trail in Brufa, Perugia Umbria

Almost every Sunday I participate in a running race in Umbria. I always track the route with my Garmin Connect (navigation). Not only because I am curious about my finishing time, I also want to share the running and walking routes in this area. It has happened that the links to these running tracks cannot be opened. It is unclear why, I even contacted Garmin about […]

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Mugnano – painted walls

Mugnano – painted walls

After many years living in this area and hearing of the small village of Mugnano, yesterday we finally decided to go and have a look ourselves. It is only 30 minutes from where we live and 20 kms from Perugia, Umbria’s capital. Shame on me that I never stopped by at this cute little place! History of Mugnano The history of this small village of […]

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Perugia in the mist

Perugia in the mist

An impression of Perugia this afternoon, foggy and cold. – Post by Saskia van der Bolt –

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View from Perugia centre

Yesterday end of the day.

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