Pian di Marte Walk 2016

Pian Di Marte Walk, Umbria, Italy In early June 2016 I took a couple of friends on the Pian di Marte Walk, a route from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border, available as a Kindle download from Amazon. The Route It's a fairly longRead more

Rocca Di Pierle Walk 2016

A Panoramic View From Monte Ginezzo On The Rocca di Pierle Walk With Lake Trasimeno In The Distance.
Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border At the beginning of June 2016 I took some friends on a couple of walks from my book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border (available for download from Amazon). Val di Pierle If you live at the western endRead 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

Gubbio, Madonna della Cima Walk

A view from a walk behind Gubbio in Umbria
Gubbio: Madonna della Cima Walk The Madonna della Cima walk takes 4-5 hours and is in the hills behind the Umbrian town of Gubbio. The walk starts and ends in the centre of Gubbio. The medieval town hall in Gubbio, Umbria The Funivia & St Ubaldo AfterRead more

Etruscan Tomb Long Walk

The stone entrance door to an Etruscan tomb
Etruscan Tomb Long Walk These photos are from my Etruscan Tomb Long Walk, a route from my ebook, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border. This walk generally takes around four hours and takes in two abandoned castles, an abandoned villa, the Etruscan tomb and numerous views across theRead more

A Walk On Monte Ginezzo Near Cortona

A view on the Monte Ginezzo walk near Cortona, Tuscany
Monte Ginezzo Walk, Tuscany These are images taken on my Monte Ginezzo walk, a hike in the hills near Cortona. This is another route from my walking guide book, Circular Walks On The Tuscany Umbria Border, now available from Amazon in its third edition as an ebook. Passo dellaRead more

A Walk Around Cortona

Cortona, A Hill Town In Tuscany Cortona is a Tuscan hill town high above the broad Val di Chiana, since the 1990′s it has been put firmly on the tourist trail by the popularity of Francis Mayes’ book about living in the town; Under The Tuscan Sun. DespiteRead more

Walking Holidays In Tuscany & Umbria 2014

A view on the Monte Ginezzo walk near Cortona, Tuscany
Walking Holidays, Tuscany Umbria Border, 2014 In October 2014 Gorgacce Rentals is offering guided walking holidays on the Tuscany Umbria border, Italy. As our guest on this holiday, you will stay at Ca di Bracco, a beautiful farmhouse in the Niccone Valley. The itinerary of walks isRead more

Monte Acuto Walk

View from the site of the Etruscan temple on Monte Acuto, Umbria
Monte Acuto Walk, Umbria, Italy The first day of 2014 was bright and sunny - a perfect winter day for a walk up Monte Acuto, a mountain near our house on the Tuscany Umbria border. Monte Acuto's distinctive pointed shape is responsible for the mountain's name; it'sRead more

The Battle Of Lake Trasimeno

A Legionnaire at Trasimeno
The Battle Of Lake Trasimeno Lake Trasimeno is entirely within the Italian region of Umbria but, in places, the Tuscan border runs very close to the northern and western shores. There was intense fighting in World War II near the Lake as allied forces pushed the GermansRead more