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 […]

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 […]