Travel in Umbria and explore Perugia

Join us to celebrate the delights of a visit to this historic Umbrian city and its surrounding hill-towns  Umbria has already been nominated as the next Tuscany, the region on its northern border. However, Umbria is a big place and the overflow of visitors from Tuscany hasn’t yet spoiled this peaceful, rustic region where the […]

Readers Photos – Photos of the Week #1

After seeing this, we feel like jumping in a helicopter and being whisked away somewhere like this… Photo by : Costa (Gus) Matsos, Burlington, Ontario, Canada “View from the mountain town of Erice on the northwest coast of Sicily, taken during a two-week holiday and capturing the rugged beauty of this island”  June 2016 Readers Photo Competition Runner […]

Holiday Rentals

Thinking of renting a holiday home? Or buying one to rent? Villa in Umbria Umbria, also called the ‘Green Heart of Italy’, is the landlocked region next to Tuscany, a popular holiday destination. Rolling hills with vineyards and olive trees, the fourth largest lake in Italy and a serious mountain range combine to make for […]

48 Hours in Orvieto

Famous worldwide for its white wine and extraordinarily beautiful cathedral, there is much more to the Umbrian town of Orvieto than meets the eye… Any mention of Orvieto will probably bring to mind the popular white wine produced in the area – either that or the magnificence of the cathedral. Before my visit, that was […]

Umbria, The ‘Green Heart’ of Italy

Umbria is one of these less explored regions of Italy where time seems to have come to a standstill in the small medieval villages that offer a tranquil life to its inhabitants. Coming from a hectic city these quiet little towns will inspire anyone. Many traditions are kept alive and Umbria has a number of […]

Lake Trasimeno

Richard Patterson “One of our favourite places in Italy is Lake Trasimeno in Umbria. The sunsets there can be fantastic. This photo was taken in November at the little village of San Feliciano.”

Chair and Flowers, Bevegna


Chair and Flowers, Bevegna by Peter Colligan “Whilst strolling round Bevagna, one of our favourite towns in Umbria, we came across this delightful little scene by the Roman Amphitheatre. The warm colours are simply delightful.”

Creative Holidays In Italy

La Serena Creative Holidays La Serena Creative Holidays are an unforgettable experience, combining the luxury home-from-home of our beautiful Italian Villa whilst immersing yourself in your chosen special interest. Come by yourself, to meet like-minded people, or with a group of friends. Your five-day holiday price includes all accommodation, gourmet meals and excursions. Dressmaking 23-27 […]

Castelluccio, Umbria

Diane Watson, by email “This photo is a view of Castelluccio as we returned from a wonderful circular walk from the town. Again we just missed the incredible show of coloured spring flowers on the plain to the right of the picture but it was still a dramatic vista.”

Italian Hotels & B&Bs

A romantic stay for two, or a friendly welcome for the solo traveller… Here’s our pick of the best Italian Hotels & B&Bs for those planning a quick jaunt to Italy… RELAIS SAN PIETRO This family-run establishment is set in an 18th-century converted hamlet in the Tuscan hills and is pure paradise for those seeking […]