All pictures by Ferdinando Maino, my colleague in the office!
30 May 2015 Comments Off on Artists paradise
23 Apr 2015 Comments Off on Colours in the sky
Our skies will be full of planes, balloons and kites this month! First up is the Meeting di Primavera being held from 24 to 26 April. Over the weekend, helicopters, ultra light planes, small cesnas and many other flying objects will hover above our lake and our old town. The following weekend (30 April – 3 May) it will be the Kite Festival known as Coloriamo i Cieli, another splendid event held at the Aeroporto Eleuteri, the airport in Castiglione del Lago that was used during the war and is now an airbase for small planes, and in this instance, everybody’s kites! Come and join in the fun!
02 Apr 2015 Comments Off on Easter in Umbria
It’s Venerdi Santo tomorrow and the beginning of one of the most important weekends of the year here in Italy. If you are in the area, look out for Good Friday processions in Gubbio, Assisi or Orvieto and even in the smaller villages like Paciano that houses a church build solely to keep procession statues and that opens only at Easter every year. The Via Crucis processions, where the faithful stop to pray at points marking the life of Christ, are also very colourful. Try Cortona so you can admire Gino Severino’s stunning mosaics along the way.
04 Mar 2015 Comments Off on A full lake
Lake Trasimeno is still at a record high at the moment – the good side of a wet winter – and is looking absolutely stunning! We think that swimming, canoeing and exploring on a pedalo will be fabulous this summer. In the meantime, the kite surfers are making the most of the windy days and the water birds are having a field day.
06 Feb 2015 Comments Off on It’s snowing!
Not only is it snowing in Umbria (quite a rare occurrence, at least in our part of the region), but Lake Trasimeno is brimming and reclaiming land around its boarders. As a result, we are in the news!
If you want to check out more pictures of what our lake looks like at the moment, I would recommend checking out the “Trasimeno panorami e foto” group.
19 Dec 2014 Comments Off on Celebrating Christmas and the upcoming year
In case you are in Umbria for Christmas, New Year and the Befana (6 of January) and need a few ideas of what to do, here are a few links to point you to the best Christmas markets, concerts, kids events with Father Christmas, art and exhibitions, culinary delights, and of course, lots of presepi (nativity scenes – both live and still) and castagnate (chestnut roastings). Enjoy and Buone Feste everybody!!
Around Lake Trasimeno: http://www.lagotrasimeno.net/documenti/natalealtrasimeno_2014definitivo.pdf
In Castiglione del Lago: http://www.comune.castiglione-del-lago.pg.it/files/active/0/programma%20natale%202014-2015.pdf