June 20th, 2011 | Terni,Terni Province

Terni today does not have much in the way of tourist attractions, although it’s railway line is a major junction, and Terni is the provincial capital of the small Umbrian province with the same name. Terni was heavily bombed by the allies in World War II due to it’s weapons industry and metalworks, and today has very little resemblance to most of the other charming hill towns in Umbria. Surprisingly, Terni was however the birthplace of St. Valentine, who was martyred there in 273 AD. Read More


January 9th, 2011 | Montefalco,Perugia Province

Often nicknamed the balcony of Umbria, Montefalco is famous for its Sagrantino wine and its position high in the hills which allows one views over to Perugia, Assisi and even Spoleto. Although Montefalco today still retains some elements of its Roman origin, the atmosphere of this charming small wine town is very medieval. Although primarily known today for its textiles and wine, this tiny town also produced six saints over the centuries which is reflected in its impressive frescoed churches. Read More