A day trip to the Marmore Falls in Terni

A day trip to the Marmore Falls in Terni

The Marmore Falls, Cascata delle Marmore, are situated in the Valnerina near the town of Terni. The total height of the waterfall is about 165 m. This park is used by men and women, young and old. It yearly attracts quite a number of visitors in Umbria. The Marmore Falls is the tallest man-made waterfall in Europe! The story about the origins of the hand-made […]

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Umbria Blog | restaurant in Terni La Piazzetta

Umbria Blog | restaurant in Terni La Piazzetta

Terni is in the southern part of Umbria. It is the smaller of the two provinces in the region Umbria and a modern, dynamic city, rebuilt after the Second World War. Terni now is a culinary destination with many trendy bars and restaurants. The busiest area is Via Cavour and Via Roma. Every weekend the streets are filled with people eating and drinking outside. In […]

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Umbria Blog | photo exhibition Si Billino!

Umbria Blog | photo exhibition Si Billino!

As most of you know the earthquake on October 30, 2016 caused a lot of damages in Norcia and many surrounding villages in the Sibillini mountains. One of these is Castelluccio di Norcia, a small mountain village at an altitude of 1400m at the foot of the Vettore mountain. At this moment Castelluccio cannot be reached anymore, one hopes to restore the infrastructure before summer. […]

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Corsa all’Anello in Narni

Corsa all’Anello in Narni

Every year at the beginning of May is the Corsa all’Anello in Narni. It is a medieval festival dating back to 1371 and walking around here, actually feels like going back to the middle ages. A must see when you’re in Umbria in May. The three districts, Fraporta, Santa Maria and Mezule compete with each other : their best horseback riders have to throw their […]

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Museum of the mummies in Ferentillo

Museum of the mummies in Ferentillo

To me the Valnerina is Umbria’s greenest heart. The wild and rugged scenery in the Nera River Park, the tiny hilltop villages, the open views, the grazing cows on the fields and the green forests. This area is incomparable with other parts of Umbria. Unfortunately I don’t visit the Valnerina area enough, even though I love the Sibillini Mountains and hiking in the Nera River Park. Ferentillo is […]

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Cascata delle Marmore

Cascata delle Marmore

A new year, a new beginning and time for a new blog post. It is a few months ago that we visited the Cascata delle Marmore, an impressive waterfall near Terni in the South of Umbria and close to the region of Rieti. This waterfall is 165 meters high and is the highest in Europe. When you hear the siren, three times in a row, […]

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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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wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

wine tasting in San Gemini Umbria

Maybe the wine production in Umbria is limited but the wine itself is excellent. The prices are good, Umbria is a great place for wine lovers! Orvieto’s white wines and the Montefalco Sagrantino wines are some of Italy’s best known wines. This time we headed out to the south of Umbria, cantina Ponteggia in San Gemini. A place close to the city of Terni and the […]

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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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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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