Rocca Di Pierle Walk 2016

A Panoramic View From Monte Ginezzo On The Rocca di Pierle Walk With Lake Trasimeno In The Distance.
At the beginning of June 2016 I took some friends on a couple of walks from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border (available for download from Amazon). The Rocca di Pierle Walk starts in the hamlet of Pierle which is built around an oldRead more

The Waterfalls At Sasso, Città di Castello

A great place to go on a hot summer day are the waterfalls at Sasso, a hamlet on the picturesque road between Città di Castello and Pietralunga. The waterfalls cascade through a series of large pools where you can swim and cool off from the heat. TheRead more

Casa Bella Aerial Video

Casa Bella, Aerial Photo Of House and Pool
Here is our latest video - our new rental property, Casa Bella, taken with Gorgacce Rentals' drone. Casa Bella, Holiday Home Above Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, ItalyRead more

Trattoria In Siena, L’Osteria

Antipasti at L'Osteria in Siena
Sunday Lunch In Siena At L'Osteria A couple of weeks ago we ate at one of my favourite trattorie, L'Osteria in Siena. l'Osteria is located a short walk north of the Campo, Siena's main piazza. If you follow signs to the church of San Francesco you areRead more

Etruscan Necropolis & Sunken Roads

Etruscan tomb in the Parco archeologico, Sovana, Tuscany
Sovana Parco Archeologico The last stop on our tour of southern Tuscany was a visit to an Etruscan Necropolis, a city of the dead. The necropolis is so named because there are several Etruscan tombs carved directly into the rocks here. At first we drove into theRead more


Pitigliano, a small town in southern Tuscany
Pitigliano, A Hill Town In Tuscany Pitigliano is a small town in southern Tuscany perched on an outcrop of volcanic rock known as tufa. We visited Pitigliano as part of a Day Out In Southern Tuscany in autumn 2015. It doesn't take long to look around butRead more

Saturnia Hot Springs

The hot springs near Saturnia in southern Tuscany
Our Day Out In Southern Tuscany started out at the furthest point from our base on the Tuscany Umbria border, the hot springs near Saturnia. The hot water gushing from the spring has formed natural limestone basins that are perfect to relax in. The water at the topRead more

A Day Out In Southern Tuscany

Hot springs Saturnia, Tuscany
Saturnia Hot Springs, Pitigliano, Etruscan Necropolis & Sunken Roads Last autumn we went on a day trip to southern Tuscany, we packed a lot in to our day out, visiting the small town of Pitigliano, the Hot Springs At Saturnia and an Etruscan Necropolis in the SovanaRead more

Sunflowers From The Drone

The sunflowers are out once more in the Niccone Valley, I couldn't resist flying the drone across this field below our house, This video is the result! Sunflowers in the Niccone Valley Sunflowers photographed by a drone.Read more