Villa in Umbria

Staying in Montone

Staying in Montone

Not everybody knows the cute little town of Montone in Umbria. It is a small jewel not far from Umbertide in the North of Umbria. It is officially one of the ‘Borghi più belli d’Italia’, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. We organised a wine tasting here...

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Villa La Camilla near Todi

Villa La Camilla near Todi

The winter months are sliding by and unfortunately we are all still in full or partial lockdown. This makes it difficult for us to go out for new blog stories. We have asked for the help of the home owners and in the coming blogs will publish their stories, about...

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Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Spring It is spring and now that we are all at home, we have a delicious vegetarian recipe for you Risotto agli asparagi or Risotto with asparagus. During spring season in Italy one can find wild asparagus in woods and fields. You need to understand what to look for...

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How to get to Umbria

How to get to Umbria

People often ask us “How do I get to Umbria?”. In this blog post you will find the answer to that question with our personal tips about traffic and public transport in Italy. The region Umbria Umbria is one of the smallest regions in Italy on the border of Tuscany,...

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Chiesa del Carmine estate

Chiesa del Carmine estate

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...

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Walking with Anime Pioniere

Walking with Anime Pioniere

I often receive newsletters and activities from the Oasi La Valle, a nature reserve at Lake Trasimeno and a paradise for bird watchers. This time I found an invitation in my mailbox to join a walk organised by a fairly new organisation called Anime Pioniere. They...

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Perugia in a wheelchair

Perugia in a wheelchair

Visiting Perugia in a wheelchair is not as easy as one would expect, but here are some suggestions that make it quite worthwhile. I visited Perugia with my parents and since my father has problems walking, he needs to use a wheelchair when going out for some...

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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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