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

The Fonti del Clitunno

The Fonti del Clitunno in Umbria
Today we went to visit the famous Fonti del Clitunno, natural springs that have inspired poets since Roman times. In the 19th Century the springs were the inspiration for the line, "Umbria, green heart of Italy" that has since been used by almost everyone promoting the region.Read more

Monte Tezio Walk

A view from Monte Tezio
Monte Tezio is a mountain just to the north of Perugia, the top of the mountain is very wide and rounded, once you are at the top it is relatively easy and you can enjoy views from several places. Walking on Monte Tezio in Umbria You canRead more

Rafting In Umbria

Rafting near the Cascata dei Marmore, Umbria
There are two places where you can go rafting in Umbria, the Cascate della Marmore and a rafting centre on a tributary of the River Nera between Spoleto and Norcera. If you are a client of Gorgacce Rentals and would like us to book you a raftingRead more

Chianti Sculpture Park

Sculpture at the Chianti Sculpture Park, Tuscany
I love going to sculpture gardens and the Chianti Sculpture Park near Siena in Tuscany is one of my favourites. Set in 7 hectares of woodland and, positioned along a path through the woods, the sculptures are made by different sculptors who each had the opportunity toRead 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