Discover art in Brufa, Torgiano

Discover art in Brufa, Torgiano

About Brufa On a sunny winter's day in January, I found myself enchanted by the hidden charms of Brufa, nestled in the heart of Umbria. Guided by Alessandra of Ziarelli Country Loft, I explored this quaint town, once a fortified settlement between Perugia and Assisi....

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Grape Harvest at Il Torrione

Grape Harvest at Il Torrione

The Italian word for the grape harvest is “vendemmia”. The vendemmia calendar in Umbria and South Tuscany is in late September, early October. In other parts of Italy this may be different, but early to mid fall is the period in Umbria and Tuscany. In September we've...

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Visit La Badia in S. Arcangelo

Visit La Badia in S. Arcangelo

On a cloudy day we visited an ancient monastery dating back to the year 1000 overlooking Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. This restored abby “La Badia” has 16 apartments of which two are made where once the wine cellars were. The convent is in S. Arcangelo,...

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Fall in Gubbio Umbria

Fall in Gubbio Umbria

Gubbio is located to the north of Assisi and is about 40 km northeast of Perugia. Its history dates back to pre-Roman times. It is an extremely ancient town set on the slopes of Monte Ingino. It has a selection of medieval, Gothic, and Renaissance palaces, churches,...

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Lovely job in Umbria

One pleasant (understatement) of renting out holiday homes in Umbria, is that you get invited to all kinds of places. Sometimes terrible, sometimes terrific. This morning we went to visit a real castle in the Gubbio area. What a treat. As soon as the weather improves...

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New Houses

  I has been rather quiet for a few days. I had a good friend of mine over and i have been very busy visiting new houses to rent out (paying visits, talking to the owners, take pictures and putting them on the website) I had a few inquiries about a house I...

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