28 Nov

Activities in Umbria – nature reserves in Umbria

With the grim weather, depressingly dark evenings and the snippets of spring seeming like a world away, who can blame us for dreaming of a mid-winter break? If you are determined to turn your dreams of sunnier climes into reality, then the striking region of Umbria should definitely be on your shortlist. One of Italy’s


 

21 Jul
umbria food

Discover Umbria food and drink with Gourmet tours

With medieval villages, vibrant cities, rolling verdurous hillsides and troves of artistic treasures, the beautiful region of Umbria stands apart from the rest of Italy for many reasons. But one of the biggest reasons Umbria possesses a scene that is inimitable from the rest of its country is due to its production of many gourmet


 

24 May

Umbria Jazz Festival 2012

Umbria Jazz Festival 2012– An electrifying mix of world quality music in the most idyllic of settings. From the 6 – 15 July, the Umbria Jazz Festival 2012 will be taking place in Perugia, Umbria. This world-acclaimed musical event has become one of the leading jazz festivals on both the Italian and international music festival


 


 

04 Apr

Three of the best museums in Umbria

Three majestically mesmerising museums in Umbria. The Italian region of Umbria is home to a large number of unique and interesting museums, with even the smallest and least well-known being most definitely worthy of a visit. With such a vast choice of intriguing, surprising and highly enlightening museums on offer, knowing which one to head


 

16 Aug

Three top restaurants in Umbria

For many, the cuisine in Umbria is the best in Italy. From its famous black truffles, to its legendary olive oil, food does not get much better than in Umbria. Born from ‘cucina povera’ – poor peasant cooking – chefs in Umbria always rely on fresh seasonal ingredients cooked simply yet to a very high


 


 

28 Jun

Visiting the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Otherwise known as Basilica Papale di San Francesco in Italian, this is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Order amd the bitrthplace of St. Francis. It’s therefore one of the most important Christian pilgrimage in Italy and a recognised World Herritage Site since 2000.


 

04 Apr

Luxury Villas in Umbria

Recharge the batteries at Cà di Cicala which is located in a tranquil setting in an off-the beaten track location in Umbria – the green heart of Italy. The property comprises two charming restored cottages – interlinked by a stone walkway – which are located at the end of a winding lane past woods, vineyards