Umbria Blog | National Republic Day June 2

Umbria Blog | National Republic Day June 2

The 2nd of June is the “Festa della Repubblica” and is an annual bank holiday in Italy. In 1946 a referendum was held on 2nd and 3rd of June in which people were asked which form of state they wanted after the fall of fascism. Italy became a republic and to this day the 2nd of June is a bank holiday, the “Festa della Repubblica”. […]

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Pasta Amatriciana for Amatrice

Pasta Amatriciana for Amatrice

Every day in the newspaper, or on television we still see images and interviews with journalists, politicians and locals about the earthquake on 24 August. Amatrice, Accumoli and Arquata del Tronto are destroyed. Also buildings in Norcia, Umbria have been damaged. Many people who survived the earthquake live now in tents, but will soon move to hotels and institutions before winter sets in. In many restaurants in […]

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Epiphany, every year on the 6th January

Epiphany, every year on the 6th January

January 6, Epiphany is an important holiday in Italy. It is the day that the Three Kings brought gifts to Jesus. Traditionally it is the Befana who brings sweets and gifts to children in Italy on January 6th. That morning I had a training with my friends in Chiusi, Tuscany. During the Christmas holidays I only ran three times, hardly worth mentioning, so it was about […]

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Half marathon Invernalissima in Umbria

Half marathon Invernalissima in Umbria

This was the second time I participated in the half marathon Invernalissima. Two years ago I participated and last weekend again. Inverno means winter, hence the name for this race. Invernalissima is a half marathon which always takes place in Umbria before Christmas. It was cold during the race without any sunshine and lots of mist. There were about 1700 participants. The start was in […]

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Running in Acquaviva, Tuscany

Running in Acquaviva, Tuscany

Every year in September one celebrates the saint San Vittorino in Acquaviva. San Vittorino is the patron saint of this small village close to Montepulciano in Tuscany and at a stone’s throw from the Trasimeno Lake in Umbria. Acquaviva is surrounded by vineyards where the grapes for the “Nobile di Montepulciano” grow. During the feast there are a lot of stands where you can get things […]

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Spring in Umbria

Spring in Umbria

I am training for the Rotterdam marathon. I need to run long distances in this period. It is important that I follow my training schedule before running the marathon as well as eat and rest properly. With work and other responsibilities this is not always easy but I like it and I love running. The winter months in Umbria were cold and wet and I do not like running at […]

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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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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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Third place 10 km run

Third place 10 km run

Last Sunday, I participated in a 10.5 km race in Fabro, Umbria. A small village in the province of Terni, south Umbria. I was there together with my running team G.S. Filippide. In this period we train a lot. In Umbria as well as in Tuscany you can participate in a lot of races of 10-15 km. It is still too hot for marathons or half-marathons. […]

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Information running, biking and hiking trails in Umbria

Information running, biking and hiking trails in Umbria

We do not only rent apartments and villas from owners in Umbria, we also like to give information to everyone about things to do. This region has so much to offer. Besides visiting medieval villages like Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Spoleto, Orvieto you can also do a lot of sports. For example mountain biking in the green hills, hiking in the Monti Sibillini mountains, walking or […]

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