Pictures of Umbria

Pictures of Umbria

Pictures, pictures, pictures… we have so many pictures… I decided to collect some of the pictures we made in Umbria this past year and make a small video. To get into the travelling mood, or just to enjoy some images of Umbria.

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Half marathon Invernalissima in Umbria

Half marathon Invernalissima in Umbria

This was the second time I participated in the half marathon Invernalissima. Two years ago I participated and last weekend again. Inverno means winter, hence the name for this race. Invernalissima is a half marathon which always takes place in Umbria before Christmas. It was cold during the race without any sunshine and lots of mist. There were about 1700 participants. The start was in […]

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Celebrate Christmas in Assisi Umbria

Celebrate Christmas in Assisi Umbria

La Magia del Natale, the magic of Christmas, is a yearly event in Assisi. Here are some pictures to get into the Christmas atmosfere. – Post by Sylvia van der Male –

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Italy event in Holland

Italy event in Holland

I was in the Netherlands this month and attended an Italian event “Sapori d’Inverno”. I enjoyed some hours of Italian atmosfere in Holland! Cooking workshops, winetastings and typical Italian food all made up for a easy going Italian atmosfere. Ferrari’s, catwalks, Ape’s and espresso bars were not to be missed. For a short time I felt like being in Italy! At the event you could […]

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Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

Villa Ecologica and Reiki treatment

The day I am writing this is Tuesday June the 2nd, a public holiday in Italy: the day of the Republic, in Italian “Festa della Repubblica”. For many Italians this is a long weekend including both Monday and Tuesday. Many shops and offices are closed. Like many Italians I had a day out yesterday and visited the Villa Ecologica, an elegant villa with swimming pool in the […]

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Cycling in Rome

Cycling in Rome

Friends of mine from Holland stayed at Casale Marsciano for a two-week holiday. Casale Marsciano is a beautiful private villa in the Umbrian nature. My friends wanted to visit Rome and from Umbria it is easy to go to Rome by train, also just for a day trip. But how to explore the eternal city in one day? By bike! If you have only one day at […]

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The magic of Christmas in Assisi

The magic of Christmas in Assisi

Today December 8th, Italy celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This day is an Italian public holiday. The squares and streets transform into magical Christmas markets. A lovely start of the Christmas period. For instance at Assisi. -posted by Sylvia van der Male-

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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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Changes …

Changes …

After totally ignoring this blog for several months (oooops!) … it is time to announce the reason why! I (Willemijn) am leaving Villa in Umbria and am also moving. Villa in Umbria will continue and from now onwards the blogs here will be written by Saskia and Sylvia. I am going to live near Florence and I will have to totally reinvent what I will […]

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