Saturnia Hot Springs

The hot springs near Saturnia in southern Tuscany
Saturnia Hot Springs Our Day Out In Southern Tuscany started out at the furthest point from our base on the Tuscany Umbria border. Our first stop was at the Hot Springs Near Saturnia, also known as the Cascate del Mulino. The hot water gushing from the springRead more

The Fonti del Clitunno

The Fonti del Clitunno in Umbria
The Fonti Del Clitunno, Umbria, The Green Heart Of Italy Today we went to visit the famous Fonti del Clitunno, natural springs that have inspired poets since Roman times. In the 19th Century the springs were the inspiration for the line, "Umbria, green heart of Italy" thatRead more

Monte Tezio Walk

A view from Monte Tezio
Monte Tezio In Umbria Monte Tezio is a mountain just to the north of Perugia, The capital of Umbria. The top of the mountain is very wide and rounded, once you are at the top it is relatively easy and you can enjoy views from several places.Read more

Rafting In Umbria

Rafting near the Cascata dei Marmore, Umbria
Where To Go Rafting In Umbria There are two places where you can go rafting in Umbria, the Cascate della Marmore and a rafting centre on a tributary of the River Nera between Spoleto and Norcera. Rafting on the Cascate del Marmore is only for adults, whereasRead more

Chianti Sculpture Park

Sculpture at the Chianti Sculpture Park, Tuscany
The Chianti Sculpture Park I love going to sculpture gardens and the Chianti Sculpture Park near Siena in Tuscany is one of my favourites. Set in 7 hectares of woodland and, positioned along a path through the woods, the sculptures are made by different sculptors who eachRead more

Cascate della Marmore

At 165m, the Cascata delle Marmore are the tallest man made waterfalls in the world
Cascate delle Marmore The Cascate delle Marmore are man made waterfalls originally created when the Romans decided to drain an unhealthy swamp by diverting the River Velina into the River Nera in the valley below. The Cascate delle Marmore waterfalls in Umbria Check The Times! Today theRead more

Carsulae, A Roman Town

The ruins of the Roman town Carsulae in Umbria
Carsulae, A Roman Town The town of Carsulae in Umbria lay on the route of the Via Flaminia, the Roman road that connected Rome with the Adriatic town of Ravenna. Many towns in Italy survived through the middle ages and on to the present day, often recyclingRead more