Umbria Blog | visiting Norcia

Umbria Blog | visiting Norcia

The last time I was in Norcia was in 2015 two years ago. On a warm summer day I made some pictures of this typical village in the mountains. The Cathedral of Saint Benedict, the square, the statue and the lovely delicacy shops always had a special place in my heart. Norcia is the birthplace of Saint Benedict and is associated with traditional gastronomic products: […]

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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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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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Easy Rafting in Umbria

Easy Rafting in Umbria

With my family over for holiday, we decided to entertain the kids (and us!) and booked an easy rafting session at the Pangea  outdoor centre in Scheggino. It was an excellent day out and both the children and ourselves had a great day. The Pangea Outdoor Centre offers various activities, but for families with small children, I suspect the easy rafting is most fun. Even small […]

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Bar in Valnerina

Bar in Valnerina

This week we visited Preci, one of the beautiful villages in the Valnerina. Other villages in these mountains are Cascia, Cerreto di Spoleto, Monteleone di Spoleto, Norcia, Poggiodomo, Sant’Anatolia di Narco, Scheggino and Vallo di Nera. Norcia is maybe the most well known. From here a visit to the Piano Grande, a plateau high up in the Sibillini mountains, is just a short drive and spectacular […]

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