Umbria Blog | Villa in Spello

Umbria Blog | Villa in Spello

The glorious hills of Umbria are slowly but surely changing to their green colour, the mimosa is blooming everywhere, Spring is in the air! March is still a period of very unstable weather, but the temperatures are pleasant and the days begin to get longer. Many of you already know that we rent out villas in Umbria through our website and we always look for […]

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

International women’s day is celebrated world wide on the 8th of March. In Italy women will be offered mimosa flowers. This tree is a symbol for Women’s day, it is in full bloom around the beginning of March and has an overwhelming profume. International Women’s day stands for women’s rights, solidarity and equality. On March the 8th feminist movements ask for economical independence and equality […]

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Spello’s Gold

Spello’s Gold

Last weekend Spello celebrated its “gold liquid” with the Frantoi Aperti. Every year in November this event promotes Umbria’s DOP extra virgin olive oil. Its 17th edition transformed this mediaval hill town into a place of theaters, open markets, art, traditional Umbrian song and dance performances, olive oil tastings (bruschetta with new olive oil, soups and local pastries) and much more. Delicious! On the Sunday afternoon the “Spellani” […]

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Tasting new olive oil in Spello

Tasting new olive oil in Spello

It is about a month now that people have started harvesting olives in Umbria. Some have already finished, others are still picking olives. During this period there are many events and local markets where you can taste the new olive oil. Bruschetta with new olive oil! Hmmm! During these markets the Umbrian people also promote their local food. For example different kinds of cheeses, sausages, […]

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Guided tour of Spello

Saturday the ‘Guide in Umbria’ had organized a guided tour of Spello. It was, as usual, really interesting and beautiful. We started at the foot of the village and slowly walked up to the top from where we had a lovely view on Assisi in the sunset. The top part of Spello still has cobbled small streets and alleys, therefore not a lot of traffic. […]

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