Restaurant in Spoleto

Restaurant in Spoleto

The Summer is over and Autumn is here. Fall is the season of amazing seasonal food. October is the month of the grape harvest and November is the month of the new olive oil. This year is a very good year, the grapes are wonderful, and the olives didn’t suffer from insects or bad weather. We’ll have fantastic olive oil and good wine this year! […]

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Spoleto pictures

Spoleto pictures

I have my family over for holiday (they are on holiday, not me … ). What better town to show them in Umbria then Spoleto?      

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Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

The day I am writing this is Tuesday June the 2nd, a public holiday in Italy: the day of the Republic, in Italian “Festa della Repubblica”. For many Italians this is a long weekend including both Monday and Tuesday. Many shops and offices are closed. Like many Italians I had a day out yesterday and visited the Villa Ecologica, an elegant villa with swimming pool in the […]

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Santa Maria Assunta in Spoleto

Santa Maria Assunta in Spoleto

Santa Maria Assunta is the cathedral of Spoleto at the Piazza del Duomo. It is at the bottom of a long staircase in a very scenic position. The facade of the cathedral is decorated by the mosaic of Solsterno (1207) and eight rose windows. The bell tower dates back to the 12th century. The church was Romanesque but had a makeover in Baroque style in the […]

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Autumn in Spoleto, Umbria

Autumn in Spoleto, Umbria

Yesterday we visited Borgo Spoleto in the south of Umbria. A recently restored Borgo at only 10 minutes from Spoleto. Each apartment has a garden or terrace with outstanding views. Umbria is not only beautiful in the Summer, also in Autumn the colors red, orange and yellow are amazing! A visit to the Marmore falls can’t be missed. This is a must do when you are in the […]

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Spoleto Festival

Spoleto Festival

Thanks to the project Io e Te Gourmet I went together with friends to the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi edition 57. Three years ago, in 2011, I went to a dance performance of the Corella ballet in the Roman theatre in Spoleto. Such a beautiful experience! Since I now live in Umbria, I decided to go back this summer 2014 to the Spoleto Festival dei […]

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press conference in Terni

press conference in Terni

For the project Io e Te Gourmet I participated at the press conference in Terni last week. I left early from home, Castiglione del Lago, just to be sure to be there by 11.00 am at the Chamber of Commerce in Terni. Arriving in the city center of Terni I was a little bit confused. The traffic! I am not used anymore to driving in […]

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Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi and Io e Te Gourmet

Spoleto Festival dei 2 Mondi and Io e Te Gourmet

This year will be the 57th edition of the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi. Giancarlo Menotti founded this international festival. He was born on July 7, 1911 in Cadegliano Italy. When his father died, he moved with his mother to the USA. Although he referred to himself as an American composer, he has always kept his Italian citizenship. When his mother turned back to Italy, […]

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Handmade ceramics in Spoleto

Handmade ceramics in Spoleto

Giuseppe Di Salvio is a good friend of mine. I have met him 4 years ago when I started working in the Spoleto area. Originally he comes from Vietri sul Mare, a small village nearby Naples. Giuseppe is an artist. He has a passion for pottery and ceramics. Since 4 years he has his own ceramic store “La Torre” in the city center of Spoleto. […]

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Walk to the top of Monteluco, Spoleto

Walk to the top of Monteluco, Spoleto

Years ago, in 2008,  when I backpacked through Italy, I stayed a couple of days on a camping in Spoleto, Umbria. Close to the San Pietro church, just outside the city center. I did not only come to visit Spoleto, but also to walk up the Monteluco of Saint Francis. On a sunny morning I went to the tourist office to find a trail map of […]

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