Narni

Narni

Narni, in Latin language Narnia, is a town close to Terni in the south of Umbria. It is the geographic center of Italy, located high on a mountain overlooking the valley where Terni is situated. There are lots of forests surrounding the town and the name immediately recalls the famous book by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. According to the biography of C.S. Lewis […]

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Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

The Rocca Maggiore is a fortress that stands on a hill above the town Assisi. The castle can be reached from the Piazza del Comune where signs lead you up to the top of the hill. It is quite a climb, however the views make it worthwhile. At the top of this suggestive city the views over Assisi and the surrounding Umbrian landscape are amazing.  […]

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The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The new normal in Umbria By now, we are back to a relatively normal life in Umbria and getting used to the social distancing. The idea of this blog occurred to me thanks to one of our guests coming to Umbria this summer. What to do in Umbria when you should keep your distance? In this blog you will find our suggestions for the best […]

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5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

5 things to do in Todi, Umbria

A while ago, we visited Todi in Umbria during the Archery tournament that takes place each spring. In this blog, we again take you to this quaint medieval town in Umbria and suggest ‘5 things to do in Todi’. Todi Todi (ancient Tuder) is a small elegant hilltop town that dominates the Tiber valley. It has retained three sets of walls dating from the Etruscan, […]

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Rasiglia, the village of the water streams

Rasiglia, the village of the water streams

A couple of weeks ago with the family visiting from Holland, we had a lovely day out to Colfiorito and Rasiglia. Both villages are in the mountains not far from Foligno. Colfiorito Colfiorito is a high plane famous for the production of red potatoes and for its protected regional park with peatlands. We went to Colfiorito for lunch at La Botteguccia del Campo. We happened […]

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The medieval town of Gubbio

The medieval town of Gubbio

At the foothill of the Ingino Mountain rises the ancient medieval town of Gubbio. Like Deruta, Gubbio is known for its majolica ceramics. Gubbio was founded by the Umbrians in the 3rd century b.C. before becoming a Roman city in the 1st-century a.C. In the 11th century, the city gained its independence and has had its times of glory during the Middle Ages. In this […]

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5 best things to do in Umbria

5 best things to do in Umbria

There’s a lot to see and do in Umbria. Every city or village has its own charm and beauty. The green region has a long cultural heritage and authentic local cuisine. Surely visitors will not be disappointed travelling in Umbria. Based on our own experiences, we have selected 5 best things to do in Umbria to make your stay even more unforgettable. Back to the […]

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Perugina Chocolate Factory

Perugina Chocolate Factory

The chocolate factory Perugina Perugina is the chocolate factory of the famous Baci Perugina chocolate. It is located in Località San Sisto about 20 minutes driving from the historical centre of Perugia. The factory in Perugia is the home of chocolate, “la casa del cioccolato”. They have an interesting history and excellent chocolate. Therefor we went for a visit. You can read all about it […]

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Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

Truffle Market Exhibition in Valtopina

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 […]

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A day trip to the Marmore Falls in Terni

A day trip to the Marmore Falls in Terni

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 […]

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