Blog Posts - Umbria



Castiglione del Lago, Umbria, Italy

The final day of our weekend in Umbria we headed home to Northern Lazio via Castiglione del Lago on the shores of the Lago di Trasimeno, where we enjoyed a stroll around the town and a delicious lunch.Earlier posts covering the weekend are  Foli...
by Travel Tales on Jun 8, 2012

Castiglione del Lago, Umbria.

The final day of our weekend in Umbria we headed home to Northern Lazio via Castiglione del Lago on the shores of the Lago di Trasimeno, where we enjoyed a stroll around the town and a delicious lunch.Earlier posts covering the weekend are  Foli...
by News From Italy on Jun 8, 2012

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the real Narnia

Civitas Narniae, the Romans called it. C. S. Lewis named his imaginary world after the town in central Italy. Narni then, is the real Narnia.The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – the real Narnia is a post from Sophie's World...
by Sophie's World on Jun 6, 2012

A taste of Italy: Umbria Agriturismo il Mandoleto

Hello there, Alex here – again. During my recent visit in gorgeous Umbria, we stopped off for lunch at Agriturismo Il Mandoleto – a farm with apartments and a restaurant near Perugia. It was hands down one of the best meals I’ve eve...
by Sophie's World on Jun 3, 2012

Servizio Pubblico di Santoro, 26ma puntata “Fare le cose bene” in diretta Web (live streaming)

Questa sera alle 21.00 va in onda la ventiseiesima puntata di Servizio Pubblico . La trasmissione multipiattaforma di Michele Santoro, intitolata “Fare le cose bene” sarà visibile come ogni settimana su Cielo, al canale 26 del digitale t...
by Tv Digital Divide on May 31, 2012

Art, Architecture, Mummies, Food and Nuns in Citta della Pieve

The city of Citta della Pieve sits a few miles south of lake Trasimeno and to the west of the regional capital of Perugia. Perched on a hill 500 meters above sea level and overlooking the nearby valley, the city evolved as one of the region’s i...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 27, 2012

Fresh Food and an Italian Agriturismo

A few hundred (or perhaps thousand?) years ago the Italians figured out one simple truth: food is king.  At the end of the day if you want to win someone over you can offer them riches and fame with mixed degrees of success OR you can skip all that...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 24, 2012

Perugia, Umbria: A City of Charm, Chocolate and Scandal

Perugia, the capital city of Umbria, oozes with charm from almost every corner, but there's also chocolate and plenty of scandal as well!

Servizio Pubblico di Santoro, 25ma puntata “Vedo, sento, parlo” in diretta Web (live streaming)

Questa sera alle 21.00 va in onda la venticinquesima puntata di Servizio Pubblico . La trasmissione multipiattaforma di Michele Santoro, intitolata “Vedo, Sento, Parlo” sarà visibile come ogni settimana su Cielo, al canale 26 del digital...
by Tv Digital Divide on May 24, 2012

Young Wines and Ancient Fields

A trip to Umbria is incomplete without at least a few hours spent wandering the region’s maze of wonderful country roads. While the Romans may be well remembered for giving us the sterile albeit easy to navigate Roman grid, incredible aqueduc...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 21, 2012

Assisi, Umbria, Italy

On April 22nd 1972 David and I got married and came to Italy for our honeymoon, as we had already developed a shared love of this beautiful country. We decided that we would like to celebrate this years special Ruby Wedding Anniversary and forty year...
by Travel Tales on May 18, 2012

Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Love That Lasts

I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon in the stunning hilltop city of Orvieto in the heart of Italy’s Umbria region. Located in the province of Terni, Orvieto rests atop a natural rock mesa with imposing cliffs on all sides.  It...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 18, 2012

Servizio Pubblico di Santoro, 24ma puntata “La Politica” in diretta Web (live streaming)

Questa sera alle 21.00 va in onda la ventiquattresima puntata di Servizio Pubblico . La trasmissione multipiattaforma di Michele Santoro, intitolata “La Carica dei Tecnici” sarà visibile come ogni settimana su Cielo, al canale 26 del dig...
by Tv Digital Divide on May 17, 2012

Assisi - Through My Camera Lens

On April 22nd 1972 David and I got married and came to Italy for our honeymoon, as we had already developed a shared love of this beautiful country. We decided that we would like to celebrate this years special Ruby Wedding Anniversary and forty year...
by News From Italy on May 17, 2012

Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate

How to make chocolate: Slice, melt, pour. Then mix filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm... Limoncello...Alex and the Chocolate Factory: how to make chocolate is a post from Sophie's World...
by Sophie's World on May 14, 2012

Dinner and a Sunset in Assisi

For the three days of the conference I found myself periodically staring out the window of my room, over a perfectly manicured vineyard at the unusual city and ancient structures that dominated the nearby hillside. I felt longing – while locate...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 14, 2012

Servizio Pubblico di Santoro, 23ma puntata “L’anno del Grillo” (video streaming)

Ventitreesima puntata di Servizio Pubblico, la trasmissione multipiattaforma di Michele Santoro, intitolata “L’anno del Grillo”. È dedicata a Beppe Grillo e non solo, l’ultima puntata di Servizio Pubblico, a pochi giorni dall...
by Tv Digital Divide on May 11, 2012

Marmore’s Falls: World’s Tallest Man Made Waterfall

Marmore's Falls is the world's tallest man made waterfall. Even more incredible is that it dates back to 271BC and was constructed by the Romans.

A Visit To Picture Perfect Perugia With Ken Kaminesky

Nestled atop a prominent hilltop in the heart of Umbria about two hours north of Rome, the medieval city of Perugia stands constant vigil over ancient trade routes.  The current capital of the region, Perugia has a long and storied past that pre-d...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 10, 2012

Assisi From Above – Viewing Umbria From A Helicopter

Thwomp. Thwomp. Thwomp.  The roar of the wind echoed in my ears as the sound of carbon fiber slicing through the air at high speed nearly drowned out the low scream of the helicopter’s engine.  The pilot touched down briefly in a grassy fie...
by VirtualWayfarer on May 7, 2012


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