Umbria is the perfect destination for your September holiday: it is a mystical land, rich in castles, monasteries and churches, and offers enchanting landscapes as well as excellent local gastronomic products and great events in September. You could say September is the best time of year to go on holiday to Umbria because the shoulder season offers the perfect balance between reasonable prices and beautiful weather. Although Umbria is a wonderful year-round destination, with its various charming medieval towns, pastoral […]
A MOUSETRAP NO MORE: RENTING A VILLA WITH A LICENCE The Mousetrap is London’s longest running musical, showing in the West End since 1952 and famous the world over. As much as we may be fond of Agatha Christie, however, a “mousetrap” is clearly not what we aspire to when we think of a holiday house, or villa, to be more precise. In our modern age of internet exchanges and on-the-go marketing, it is easy to be fooled into renting what looks […]
Part of the thrill of staying in a castle is playing the aristocrat. And at Le Torri di Bagnara castles, you won’t just be living like a lord or lady, you’ll be living right next door to them. The Earls Giunta-Tremi – who are great grand nephews of emperor Napoleon Bonaparte – have called the Tenuta di Bagnara estate home for generations, and they have opened up the Pieve San Quirico castle, the Bagnara Tower and the Castello di Bagnara – their private residence […]
Umbria, the small rural region in Italy’s central heartland known for its rolling verdant landscape covered with silvery olive groves and orderly vineyards and dotted with picture-perfect Medieval hill towns, is often overshadowed by its famous neighbor to the north, Tuscany. But this understated corner of the Bel Paese is a favorite among travelers in the know, who love its absence of mass tourism and authentic hospitality. Whether you are planning your first trip to Italy or have visited multiple […]
I’m afraid it’s official, the festivities are now over but we have for you the happier news that if you book your holiday before the 31st of January we’ll throw in: a Special Discount on your reservation A welcome hamper with our farms produce (extra virgin olive oil, 3 kind of honey, fresh vegetables) and a selection of Umbria delicacies A selection of the best Umbrian white & red wines Perugia Museo cards: each card allows 1 adult + 1 […]
The feast of St Francis of Assisi is celebrated on October 4 worldwide annually to remember the life of St Francis, the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. For two days, starting on October 3, the town of Assisi is illuminated by oil lamps burning consecrated oil brought from a different Italian town each year. Solemn religious services are held in the Basilica of St Francis and in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Children bring their […]
La Dolce Villa – Umbria Castello di Bagnara ➤ LOCATION Within the Tenuta di Bagnara estate and reserve, near the Tuscan border.
Today Perugia celebrates one of its patron saints – Saint Constantius (also known as Costantius, Constance or Costanzo) (died c. 170 AD). Local tradition makes him the first Bishop of Perugia. This tradition states that he became the first bishop of the city at the age of 30. He was active in evangelism and care for the poor.