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 […]
Trekking in Umbria Sunday July 20 I joined a hiking tour with Alessio from Trekking in Umbria to the Mount Borghese (2145 m) and the Mount Porche (Mount Bellavista 2233 m) in the Monti Sibillini mountains. The views during this tour were stunning. Flowers were everywhere near Castelluccio di Norcia and the three valleys: Vallelunga, Vallinfante and Valle del Lago. At the top of the […]
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 […]
Saint Valentine Few people know that Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love and celebrated worldwide on February 14, also the patron saint of Terni in Umbria is. History Saint Valentine was born in the late 2nd century. He had the ability to heal people. Therefor he became a popular bishop of Terni. After healing the people, they converted to Christianity. The name “Valentino” – […]
An impression of Perugia this afternoon, foggy and cold. – Post by Saskia van der Bolt –
Yesterday end of the day.
My last blog post was about Perugia in the mist with the Christmas lights on. I like that picture, although I do not like mist in real life. I was in Perugia for a Guided Tour at San Francesco sul Prato (Saint Francis on the lawn). A unique spot in this already lovely town. You should not miss walking here, but do so only if […]
Last week friends asked me to join them on a ‘Perugia Underground’ tour. I am very glad I did! The tour starts in the Museo Capitolare Perugia, which is behind the Duomo right in the main piazza of Perugia (behind the fountain). You will not believe your eyes! Perugia used to have a square of 100 by 70 meters right where the Duomo is now. […]
Perugia is old, very old. The city is already mentioned in 310 B.C. All over the town you find remains of the old etruscan civilization, like this age old entrance gate. What struck my eye, besides the humongous stones, was the little plant. Unbelievable how it survives there let alone how it came there in the first place.
Gun at the ready having a chat in sunny Perugia. Just daily routine, nothing special.