Torta al Testo

Torta al Testo, Umbrian flat bread
Torta al Testo is an Umbrian flat bread that you will often find served as part of a mixed antipasti. It is cooked in an oven on a round hot stone and  served sliced like pizza but split down the middle and filled, usually filled with aRead more

Cascate della Marmore

At 165m, the Cascata delle Marmore are the tallest man made waterfalls in the world
The Cascate delle Marmore are man made waterfalls originally created when the Romans decided to drain an unhealthy swamp by diverting the River Velina into the River Nera in the valley below. The Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls in Umbria Today the water is used to power aRead more

Carsulae, A Roman Town

The ruins of the Roman town Carsulae in Umbria
The town of Carsulae in Umbria lay on the route of the Via Flaminia, the Roman road that connected Rome with the Adriatic town of Ravenna. Many towns in Italy survived through the middle ages and on to the present day, often recycling or preserving the RomanRead more

Siena, The Torre del Mangia

The Torre del Mangia in Siena, Tuscany
When you visit Siena you cannot fail to notice the Torre del Mangia, a tall medieval tower that forms part of the Palazzo Civico, Siena's medieval town hall. The Palazzo Civico (and the Torre del Mangia) dominate the Campo, the central piazza. The last time I climbedRead more

Mirabilandia Theme Park

The I-speed roller coaster at Mirabilandia
Mirabilandia is an amusement park on the Adriatic coast near Ravenna. It has roller coasters and other rides that are equal to anywhere in the world and a visit there is a great family day out. I love going there and have become a roller coaster addictRead more

Gubbio, Madonna della Cima Walk

A view from a walk behind Gubbio in Umbria
The Madonna della Cima walk takes 4-5 hours and is in the hills behind the Umbrian town of Gubbio. The walk starts and ends in the centre of Gubbio. The medieval town hall in Gubbio, Umbria After walking through the medieval town centre you use the funiviaRead more

Niccone Valley

Many of our rental villas in the beautiful Niccone Valley on the Tuscany Umbria border, Italy. It's a great place to have a holiday, there is a combination of stunning landscapes, ruined castles, vineyards and olive groves. The Niccone Valley Lake Trasimeno is to the south and canRead more

La Grotta, A Restaurant In Cortona

Mixed antipasti at La Grotta, Cortona
La Grotta is one of my favourite restaurants in Cortona, I last went there for after going on my Monte Ginezzo Walk in the hills behind the town. La Grotta is located just off the Piazza della Repubblica, right in the centre of Cortona. Despite its central location theRead more