In the north of Umbria in a green valley is the Chiesa del Carmine estate. In this area are charming villas, authentic farmhouses and old churches set in gentle green hills. Chiesa del Carmine is an ancient church at the centre of the Carmine estate. History The total dimension of the Chiesa del Carmine estate is about 5 hectares consisting of woods and vineyards based […]
Mostra Mercato del Tartufo This year was the 38th edition of the truffle market exhibition “Mostra Mercato del Tartufo” in Valtopina.In 1981 the exhibition was started by truffle hunters and local companies to present products of the territory. Now more than 90 exhibiting companies are involved. During the last two weekends of November many people come to Valtopina to visit the market to taste delicious […]
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 […]
Massimo Fignani is chef-cook and he owns an organic farm in Tuscany. The farm produces Italian products like truffle and Lardo di Colonnata IGP. Massimo was present at the yearly Christmas market in Siena, Il Mercato nel Campo. On a portable electric cooktop he prepared the most delicious pasta dishes with truffle sauce. I have made a video of Massimo in which he explains the story of the […]
Each year at the end of October Città di Castello celebrates the white truffle with a market dedicated to this precious delicacy. From October 28 to November 1, 2016 was the 37th edition of this truffle market, Il Tartufo Bianco. One sells not only white truffle from Umbria but also delicacies from other regions in Italy like herbs, Sicilian cannoli, olives from Puglia and much […]
Since we had a very mild winter, the second in a row, we decided to go up in the mountains to find some snow. We had a great day out in the Sibillini mountains, bordering Umbria and the Marche: fun for the kids, great food and a stunning landscape. We started the day in Ussita in the Palaghiaccio to skate. For me it was about […]
Time flies … it really does. Especially when friends are visiting and life is good. Hence the terrible silence here … but I will write something tomorrow (or at least very soon) about a lovely, very Italian, truffle restaurant!
Every year Citta di Castello hosts a very agreeable truffle market. Besides all truffle products you can dream up, you’ll find lots of new olive oil to taste and buy, new wine, roasted chestnuts and a covered market with loads of regional Italian products (cheese from Trentino, very good salumi from Norcia, liquorice from the South etc.). As expected we gorged on freshly roasted chestnuts […]