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Villa Donini a timeless residence in the heart of Umbria
  • 13/01/2020
  • Miriam
  • To see: landscape & special place

Villa Donini a timeless residence in the heart of Umbria

In the sixteenth century the Donini, a bourgeois family of merchants, settled in Umbria to start a business destined to become one of the most flourishing of the time: the processing and trade of fine textile and silk.

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An ancient fairy tale: the Republic of Cospaia
  • 04/01/2020
  • Miriam
  • To see: landscape & special place

An ancient fairy tale: the Republic of Cospaia

The history of Umbria hides unusual events such as that of a small independent republic, in the municipality of San Giustino in the Upper Tiber Valley, born because of an error in drawing the borders.

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Via di Francesco and the Route of the Protomartyrs
  • 18/12/2019
  • Diego
  • Umbria green land

Via di Francesco and the Route of the Protomartyrs

Francesco was born in Assisi in 1182 by Pietro di Bernardone, a French cloth trader. It is the scion of a wealthy family, cheerful and fun loving, but not superficial and cynical. Deep down, he is a restless young man eager [...]

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Christmas Menu in Umbria
  • 14/12/2019
  • Miriam
  • Food & wine

Christmas Menu in Umbria

Umbria is a region rich in flavours and ancient gastronomic traditions linked to the land, to the rural world and to simple flavours. The result of an Umbrian menu is extraordinarily delicious!

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Christmas traditions: exchanging gifts!
  • 14/12/2019
  • Miriam
  • Events & exhibition

Christmas traditions: exchanging gifts!

The Christmas tree, holly, Christmas stump, star, decorations, postcards, mistletoe, typical foods and the exchange of gifts.
This last Nordic tradition seems to date back to the festivities of the Yul, the winter solstice.

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  • 09/12/2019
  • Paola
  • To see: town & cities

Roman patrician in the 2nd century d.C., bishop at the age of 21, martyr and patron saint of lovers: who was Saint Valentine? Why is it celebrated on February 14th in a celebration dedicated to love?Tradition has it that [...]

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