The tile is the basic element of traditional coverage, a harmonious union between beauty and functionality. It is irreplaceable, both for the restoration and for the […]

The landscape value

The historical settlement of agricultural matrix constitutes one of the fundamental components of the traditional Umbrian landscapes. This architectural and urban heritage represents a fundamental testimony […]

The light

“Architecture is the skillful, rigorous and magnificent play of volumes assembled in light.” (Le Courbusier) Light, in architecture, plays a very important role. It can discover […]

Antique charm

Antique and flea markets in Umbria Antiques have a great potential and charm to be rediscovered. What better place to find them than an antique and […]

The chimneys

“I am a child standing on the roofs and knowing the roofs and the tiles and the chimneys and the smoke from the chimneys and the […]

Materials: Lime

“There’s something magic in picking up a stone from the Earth, breaking it up with the Fire, making it a piece of Art by using Water […]

The fireplace

The fireplace has always played a fundamental role in daily life since the Greeks and Romans. At that time it was used for melting metals and […]

3 key words when renovating a historical home in Italy

Compatibile. Recognizable. Respectful. These three words are key when renovating a historic building as many centuries of history are embedded in its architecture and it will […]

Umbria Jazz… is back in town

The notes of horns, saxophones and double basses are ready to cheer up the beautiful Umbrian main town, Perugia. If you are into jazz music you […]

Il Mercato delle Gaite – Bevagna, Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful region with many green areas and quaint villages, ideal for hiking, enjoying a genuine and savory cuisine, not to mention the excellent […]

Don’t miss “Festival dei 2 Mondi” in Spoleto

In the ancient capital of the kingdom of the Lombards, Spoleto, each year a fantastic international event takes place: Il Festival dei 2 Mondi, literally “festival […]

The 5 L’s: how to start renovating a property in Umbria or Tuscany

You’ve already purchased your dream property in Tuscany or Umbria and are looking to purchase one that needs work. How can you take it to the […]

The Beauty of the Arch

Most people think that Romans invented the arch. However, we find the first evidence already from the Etruscan and Sumerian times. In spite of that, only […]

Stone walls – secrets and tips

In a house by the countryside or in an apartment in a historic city center, probably under the plaster of the walls, some will be lucky […]

Construction types: Magical Mills

Umbria, with its abundance of waterways, has widely exploited water as a source of energy for the numerous mills. The oldest mills in central Italy are […]