Local tidbits

Two Months After Easter, Floral Wonders in Assisi

If you’re in Assisi two months after Easter – that is, for the Feast of Corpus Domini – you won’t want to miss participating in the creation of floral masterpieces. See – and feel! – the floral passione of the local people:

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Early April in Cannara: Vernaccia Time

If you’re here late March/early April, don’t miss the vernaccia wine festival in Cannara, gem of a walled medieval town not far from Assisi. Enjoy these photos of the good times:

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Gubbio’s May 15th Festival: Not to Miss

If you are in Umbria for May 15th, there is nowhere else to be but in Gubbio, rain or shine! Read here to find out why! And enjoy a few shots of the good times:

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Castelluccio Floral Majesty

Floral wonders take the stage in many an Umbrian festival: in the medieval street theater of Assiisi’ medieval May festival in Assisi, Calendimaggio, floral themes are key.   In Spello’s astounding Infiorate festival (sixty days after Easter), astounding floral tapestries star.   Look up as you stroll the medieval backstreets of Umbrian hill towns from… View Article

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Collepino Goodness

  Only about ten people live in Collepino today, “including le badanti (the caregivers),” Daniele told me as he served up our cafe’ and limoncello. Once a feudal fortress, the tiny walled village of Collepino on the slopes of Mt. Subasio was a thriving agricultural community about forty years ago. Today, only a few elderly… View Article

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Our Assisi Apartment Connects to “the Locals”…and not only

Kevin (from Massachusetts) just left for home after nearly a month in our Assisi rental apartment Il Nido Tranquillo (“the tranquil nest”) and his Assisi “last supper” was with us at our Assisi farmhouse -and a visit afterward to farm friends: not his only dinner in our home, not his only visit to our farm… View Article

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