The knights templar in Umbria

The knights templar in Umbria

In Perugia, just below the historical center, there’s the Church of San Bevignate, the most important testimony of the presence of the Knights Templar in Umbria. The Knights Templar, commonly known as “the Templars”, were one of the first and most famous Christian chivalrous orders of the Middle Ages. The development of the Templar seat in Perugia started in the 13th Century, after the aggression […]

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Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci is located in a small village in the valley of Niccone between Lake Trasimeno and Umbertide. This family business started as a farm which today it still is. The farm does not have livestock, but land that is cultivated. Stables were converted into apartments, followed by a swimming pool and a small spa. Since this year the son of the owners has […]

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Hidden history of Umbria

Hidden history of Umbria

We have often written about Todi with its medieval past. Not far from this bustling town are small villages that adorn the green hills. Here you will find the hidden history of Umbria, with ancient castles, ruins and excavations. Such a village is Grutti which belongs to the neighbouring municipality of Gualdo Cattaneo. Giovanni and Paola from the private villa Todi House told us about […]

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Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia with Alessandro and Isabella, born and raised in Umbria. They live in Perugia in a large green park where over the years, they have created their own paradise, Agriturismo De Rerum Natura. In this blog they share their personal tips for a holiday in Perugia. About Agriturismo De Rerum Natura Alessandro’s family bought the estate in 1980. They thought this was the right […]

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Villa La Camilla near Todi

Villa La Camilla near Todi

The winter months are sliding by and unfortunately we are all still in full or partial lockdown. This makes it difficult for us to go out for new blog stories. We have asked for the help of the home owners and in the coming blogs will publish their stories, about their own home and the surrounding area. We start with Camilla and Otello from Villa […]

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Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Tenuta Castelbuono in Bevagna Tenuta Castelbuono is a modern winery in Bevagna where you can participate in a wine tasting but only upon reservation.  The modern architecture is in stark contrast with medieval Bevagna. Wine and modern architecture is an interesting combination to experience! The Italian architect Arnaldo Pomodoro is famous in Italy and is the designer of Tenuta Castelbuono. The sculpture has the shape […]

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Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany

For a change we went on a Chianina and Cinta Senese tour in Tuscany to discover an organic farm that raises Chianina calfs and Cinta Senese pigs. The most valuable beef steak in Italy comes from the white Chianina cows. Chianina is also called the “white giant” because of the white color and the huge size. The homeland of this magnificent animal is the Valdichiana […]

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Rasiglia, the village of the water streams

Rasiglia, the village of the water streams

A couple of weeks ago with the family visiting from Holland, we had a lovely day out to Colfiorito and Rasiglia. Both villages are in the mountains not far from Foligno. Colfiorito Colfiorito is a high plane famous for the production of red potatoes and for its protected regional park with peatlands. We went to Colfiorito for lunch at La Botteguccia del Campo. We happened […]

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Restaurant Bistro Porta Senese in Castiglione del Lago

Restaurant Bistro Porta Senese in Castiglione del Lago

Castiglione del Lago Castiglione del Lago is on the eastern shores of lake Trasimeno. It used to be an island, the fourth island of Lake Trasimeno. Now it is a peninsula with its castle overlooking the lake. The town is surrounded by its fortified and castellated walls with three gateways, a main street and a piazza. In high season many tourists spend a lot of […]

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Visit Civic Museum in Montefalco

Visit Civic Museum in Montefalco

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 […]

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