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Hanging Assisi Street Art

Not just towels, clothes and patterned sheets hang out to dry in Assisi’s stunning medieval backstreets: nowadays, portraits on white sheets flutter, too. Not to miss if you are staying in Assisi for the next few weeks! Click here to read about another Assisi artist Read about another artist showing in the Assisi backstreets

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A bit of memories

From working the land in the late 1970’s to welcoming apartment guests now…..ah, the good life!

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Umbrian Stay Not Complete…without Peppa

  An Umbrian stay is incomplete without a visit to Peppa. And tasting her cooking means reaching the peak. Just ask Jeannie and Tony who enjoyed a two-month early springtime stay in il Nido Tranquillo: “Anne being here in your apartment was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Thanks for getting us settled into… View Article

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Lake Bolsena: a Touch of Eden

Just about twenty minutes west of Orvieto, Lake Bolsena – and the town of Bolsena – entice. If staying in Umbria, save time for a weekend at the Hotel Eden, right on the lake.                

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Castelluccio’s Floral Explosion

In late June, early July, an explosion of colors carpets the “Great Plain” near the tiny medieval village of Castelluccio. Not to miss.                                                            

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An Umbria Highlight: Rural Life

To put it quite simply: no Umbria stay is complete without an experience of our rural friends, a “national treasure.”                                    

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June Lavender Celebration

You don’t want to miss the lavender festival in the lavender fields near Assisi if you’re in the area at the end of June.

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Behind the (Floral) Scenes in Spello

If you’re in Umbria for the Feast of Corpus Domini (60 days after Easter), you simply cannot miss the astounding festival of floral tapestries, Le Infiorate, involving the whole town, from young ones to the elderly, in the creation of splendid flower masterpieces.  

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June Feasting

If you’re in Umbria in June, you won’t want to miss feasting with “the locals” at the food festivals of Petrignano d’Assisi and San Fortunato della Collina near Perugia.

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Spello’s Passione Floreale

La passione can be almost tasted in every Italian festival, just as you taste the basil in a good tomato sauce. “Taste” that passione in Spello – a passione floreale – during the wondrous Infiorate festival, sixty days after Easter (Corpus Domini).

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