Christmas traditions in Umbria

Christmas traditions in Umbria

As every year and everywhere in the world also in Umbria the preparations for Christmas are on their way. There are many Christmas initiatives, markets, nativity scenes inside and outside. In Gubbio the largest Christmas tree in the world has been lit again. Many Christmas traditions in Umbria are centred around the families gathering together at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Christmas traditions at home […]

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Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci

Agriturismo Le Fornaci is located in a small village in the valley of Niccone between Lake Trasimeno and Umbertide. This family business started as a farm which today it still is. The farm does not have livestock, but land that is cultivated. Stables were converted into apartments, followed by a swimming pool and a small spa. Since this year the son of the owners has […]

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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, Agriturismo De Rerum Natura. In this blog they share their personal tips for a holiday in Perugia. About Agriturismo De Rerum Natura Alessandro’s family bought the estate in 1980. They thought this was the right […]

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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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