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Music Events: UMBRIA WINTER JAZZ – ORVIETO – from 28 Dec to 1 Jan 2018

Oct 10th, 2017 | By | Category: Our Blog

Umbria Jazz Winter celebrates this year’s 25th edition with an even richer and more quality programme. An unmissable event Take part in this anniversary and inaugurate the new year with music, celebrating 2018 with Umbria Jazz Winter, in the splendid setting of beautiful Orvieto. The Jazz music in the winter version is a never-to-miss appointment, […]

WINTER BLOG: Umbria’s stamp on the world’s stage

Jan 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Our Blog

It is written that Umbria is the land of Saints and Soldiers, being that there are more Saints in Umbria than any other region, to name a few…. San Francesco, San Benedetto, San Valentino, Santa Rita, Santa Chiara – St. Clare.  There are also more castles, towers and fortresses in Umbria than any other region […]


Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Our Blog

What a truly amazing four months of continuous summer events Todi has had.  I am  so proud to say it is my home town now!  Todi has been an international stage, celebrating for 25 years Todi Grand Prix Hot Air Balloon event in early July for two weeks, with pilots from all over Europe and […]

BLOG: Introducing Lake Como’s stunning holiday rentals

Apr 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Our Blog

Spring has arrived and the perfect season to offer an incredible and exclusive range of beautiful apartments on the lake shore or in the verdant hills above Lake Como.  However, one can be sure that a lake view, terrace and some with pools, is guaranteed!  Lake Como is classed as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in […]


Jul 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Our Blog

Here we are in the depths of  a glorious summer that seems has lasted for ever. Hot summer days and warm summer nights under the endless sea of stars.  The landscape has turned from fields of poppies and ripening corn to fields of gold and sunflowers. Local sagras are held every week-end providing an authentic taste […]

BLOG: Here comes Summer……… in Spring Time to awaken your senses

Mar 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Our Blog

After the ice age across Europe n February, it certainly felt as if hibernation had taken place for some months and woke up to find it was summer!   How surreal, literally the day after the snow had melted we were experiencing temperatures of 17 deg rising to 20 deg in a few days. PRIMAVERA……SPRING.   A […]

BLOG: Christmas and New Year in Todi, Umbria

Dec 13th, 2011 | By | Category: Our Blog

  Auguri to all !   I thought I would finish the year by writing a blog on Christmas and New Year in Todi, the beautiful town where I live.   A medieval hill town with ancient etruscan and roman remains and its piazza is classed as one of the finest in Italy, beautiful churches […]

Searching for Wild Asparagus in Umbria

May 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Our Blog

As a fellow Umbrian now,  I couldn’t resist publishing an extract of Terry Bhola’s fascinating memoir of relocating to Umbria and into Italian society whilst searching for wild asparagus…….. Picking up everything and moving to a new place is never an easy task. However, Terry and his wife (along with their beloved cat) took the […]

February Festa and March Madness

Mar 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Our Blog

February in Italy is a wonderful time for making merry, in other words Carnival time.  So, in fact, only 4 weeks after the Christmas festivities, Italians gear themselves for a month long period of Festa and indulgence.  Carnivale is celebrated all over Italy, in towns, villages and cities and perhaps the most famously celebrated is Carnivale […]

Christmas Traditions and Festivities

Dec 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

BUON NATALE A TUTTI! December 8, heralds one month long Italian Christmas festivities with the special holy day of “Festa of the Madonna”  and presepio – nativity scenes are on display all over Italy and initiated in 1223 by San Francesco, St. Francis of Assisi, to show the arrival of the three wise men Italian food is […]