Visit the archeological park Carsulae

Visit the archeological park Carsulae

Carsulae The Roman city Carsulae was founded along the Via Flaminia in the time of the Roman Emperors. The construction of the Via Flaminia took place around 220 B.c. and one thinks that Carsulae’s growth took place in that period as well. Carsulae had a privileged and strategic position along the Via Flamina connecting Rome and Rimini. Suddenly Carsulae was abandoned and nobody knows the reason […]

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Abbey of San Salvatore di Montecorona

Abbey of San Salvatore di Montecorona

In Italy, many abbeys and churches are built in breathtaking places and often are centuries old. On the website “i luoghi del silenzio” many of these abbeys have been collected. So is the abbey of San Salvatore di Montecorona, near Umbertide. Here you immediately understand why it is called a place of silence. The area is well maintained in a green valley with cultivated fields […]

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Hidden history of Umbria

Hidden history of Umbria

We have often written about Todi with its medieval past. Not far from this bustling town are small villages that adorn the green hills. Here you will find the hidden history of Umbria, with ancient castles, ruins and excavations. Such a village is Grutti which belongs to the neighbouring municipality of Gualdo Cattaneo. Giovanni and Paola from the private villa Todi House told us about […]

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Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia in Umbria

Discover Perugia with Alessandro and Isabella, born and raised in Umbria. They live in Perugia in a large green park where over the years, they have created their own paradise, Il Tartufo. In this blog they share their personal tips for a holiday in Perugia. About Il Tartufo Alessandro’s family bought Il Tartufo in 1980. They thought this was the right place for their family, […]

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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 some years ago at the restaurant Tipico Montone. Sue and Chris from the UK are the […]

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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 their own home and the surrounding area. We start with Camilla and Otello from Villa […]

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Narni

Narni

Narni, in Latin language Narnia, is a town close to Terni in the south of Umbria. It is the geographic center of Italy, located high on a mountain overlooking the valley where Terni is situated. There are lots of forests surrounding the town and the name immediately recalls the famous book by C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia. According to the biography of C.S. Lewis […]

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Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

Visit the Rocca Maggiore in Assisi

The Rocca Maggiore is a fortress that stands on a hill above the town Assisi. The castle can be reached from the Piazza del Comune where signs lead you up to the top of the hill. It is quite a climb, however the views make it worthwhile. At the top of this suggestive city the views over Assisi and the surrounding Umbrian landscape are amazing.  […]

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Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto

Pozzo di San Patrizio in Orvieto

Pozzo di San Patrizio Orvieto has a very special water well, the Pozzo di San Patrizio. This well is located next to the Fortezza Albornoz on the Piazza Cahen where you arrive by cog railway. The 62-meter-deep well was commissioned by Pope Clement VII and named after Saint Patrick, San Patrizio. The well was designed by architect Antonio da Sangallo il Giovane. The Pope stayed […]

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Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Wine tasting at Tenuta Castelbuono

Tenuta Castelbuono in Bevagna Tenuta Castelbuono is a modern winery in Bevagna where you can participate in a wine tasting but only upon reservation.  The modern architecture is in stark contrast with medieval Bevagna. Wine and modern architecture is an interesting combination to experience! The Italian architect Arnaldo Pomodoro is famous in Italy and is the designer of Tenuta Castelbuono. The sculpture has the shape […]

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