Cookery courses in Umbria

Wine Tasting in Umbria

“Everyone goes to Tuscany, but I just can’t understand it”. These were the words I heard time and again during my time at Casa Rosa: from fellow holidaymakers; locals; especially those in the wine industry. And it’s little wonder. Umbria is indeed a “special place”, seemingly unspoiled in its entirety

Gastronomy in Umbria

I knew Italian food was a good reason to visit Italy – what I didn’t realise was that Umbrian food would prove the reason to keep going back. The produce is incredible, and simplicity – treating the freshest food with care and without complication – seems the key. From pork

Antique Markets in Umbria

One thing I love about Italy generally, and Umbria specifically, is its profusion of markets. There’s nothing I love more than flipping through old postcards for affectionate musings, or unfolding linen see if handmade lacy treasures lie beneath. For those with a penchant for pondering the age of antiques, or

Umbria self-guided walk: Walking the Eight Gates of Assisi

Umbria self-guided walk: Walking the Eight Gates of Assisi

The following trip includes seeing the walls of Assisi, with interesting and unusual views. It is advisable to wear confortable clothing and shoes suitable for a country hike and bring a camera: it will definitely be used.  It would also be useful to bring a map of of the town, allowing

Markets in Umbria, from antique to food markets

Markets in Umbria, from antique to food markets

The best of Umbria for food and markets Visit the local markets in Umbria to sample and buy some fresh and local produce or, just to enjoy the sights and sounds of locals trading their animals. Make sure you arrive early as most of the activity is over by 10

Christian Retreats and Spiritual Places

Christian Retreats and Spiritual Places

Casa Rosa is the ideal location for a Christian Retreat, set within 44 acres of farmland within the National Park of Mount Subasio, it offers tranquillity and peace, wonderful views over the Umbrian countryside and the valleys in which St Francis walked and preached to the animals. From the farm it

SPA and Roman Baths in Assisi

SPA and Roman Baths in Assisi

  Relax and restore your body like a Roman emperor in the Assisi SPA and Roman thermal baths The SPA in Assisi was recently built in the ancient Roman amphitheater which was discovered during the work to restore the Church of Santa Caterina. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy

The Ring Race of Narni

The Ring Race of Narni

  Corsa all’Anello is held in honour of Saint Giovenale, Narni’s first Bishop. The competition was first held in 1371, and was held annually until the early years of the seventeenth century. It was revived in 1968 and respects all of the  historic traditions. The race is a competition of