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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Olive harvest at Frantoio Loreti in Gualdo Tadino

Olive harvest at Frantoio Loreti in Gualdo Tadino

Every year in October and November is the time to harvest the olives in Umbria. In 2014 we had a terrible harvest: a combination of bad weather (a mild winter and rain in summer) led to Italy’s most disastrous olive harvest. The olive fruit fly damaged the olives by leaving its larvae in theĀ olive which destroyed the fruit. This year is going to be a […]

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The garden we maintain

The owners of a house where we mantain garden and pool are about to arrive and we have been working our socks off to get everything ready in time. Lots of digging, weeding, clipping, transporting, sweating and certamente use of ‘rough’ language. Though at the moment of taking the pictures the light wasn’t at its most favourable it does look rather nice I think. Balance […]

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