Cortona Walk

The church of Santa Margarita, Cortona
Here are the directions for the Cortona town walk taken from my e-book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border by Martin Daykin. You can also get this walk on your Kindle for free by clicking on "try a sample". Alternatively, you can buy the whole bookRead more

Sant’Anna Ridge Walk

Autumnal colours in the Nestore Valley
A couple of days ago I walked along the ridge on the north side of the Niccone Valley past the chapel of Sant'Anna. The Niccone Valley seen from the ridge near Sant'Anna Sant'Anna is the highest point along this part of the ridge and, because of theRead more

Etruscan Tomb Walk

The Tomba del Faggetto near Pantano, Umbria
Yesterday I went on another walk from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border, this time it was the Etruscan Tomb Short Walk. The Etruscan Tomb As the name suggests, the focal point of the walk is an Etruscan Tomb known as the Tomba delRead more

Niccone Valley Walk To Migianella

Migianella, an old village above the Niccone Valley on the Tuscany Umbria border
Yesterday afternoon I went over the route of the Migianella Walk from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border. Migianella, an old village above the Niccone Valley on the Tuscany Umbria border The walk starts with a climb from the Niccone Valley floor near theRead more

Gubbio, Umbria

The Palazzo de Consoli, Gubbio, Umbria
Gubbio is a short drive from most of our villas on the Tuscany Umbria border. It is a beautiful medieval town perched on the slopes of Monte Ingino. In Roman times, Gubbio was located in the plain below but as the times became more dangerous, the townRead more