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Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria

Nativity scenes in Umbria represent an important Christian tradition. In fact, not everyone knows that the first nativity scene, made in Greccio in 1223 (near Rieti), was the work of Saint Francis of Assisi. Hence why during the holiday season, in the historical...

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Madrevite, wine experience

Madrevite, wine experience

The Madrevite winery Madrevite, a winery and farm, was established in 2001 in the municipality of Castiglione del Lago on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. It has an enchanting panoramic position overlooking Lake Chiusi and Lake Montepulciano. The name Madrevite...

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Truffle in Umbria

Truffle in Umbria

Umbria is in the heart of Italy and is the hub of truffle culture and production in Italy. In fact, Umbria produces the largest number of black truffles in Italy and their quality is world-famous. During the year there are specialised markets and events around this...

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Alberto Burri in Città di Castello

Alberto Burri in Città di Castello

Città di Castello is a lovely little town in the North of Umbria. We visited this town on several occasions. It has a pleasant city centre, with some good restaurants and markets. On the third Sunday of the month, for instance, there is a flea and antique market in...

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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...

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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...

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