October used to be the month when the vendemmia started (the grapes harvest), but now September has taken over. May it be for the warmer summers, but the grapes ripen faster and people pick earlier in the year. The most important wine festival in Cupramontana invariably used to announce the start of the grape harvesting,..
Category: Hiking Trails
Today we bring you to one of the abbeys that are typical of central Italy – those hidden and immersed in the vegetation, that only if you specifically look for them, you can see! The walk today starts from the Abbey of Saint Damiano. Piero Damiano was born in Ravenna in 1007. He became a..
All roads lead to Rome, or at least that’s how we learned it at school. In fact, all roads left from Rome and among those, the most important to the north was Via Flaminia. Laid out by censor Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC, this Via of Rome passed through Umbria, the Apennines, eventually ending in..
When I was a child, my family usually preferred the mountains to the seaside, at least “you can breathe fresh air and not die for the intolerable heat!” – this was like a mantra. The closest place with chill air was Poggio San Romualdo where I spent my summers having picnics and nice walks. Poggio..
I love picnics! I grew up having a very professional picnic basket, belonging to my grandparents, with all the bare necessities (although, I am not sure they were so bare) for a day in the nature. My family and I used to go picnic either on the mountains or by a lake. Very rarely we..
Looking for a nice but easy walk? You could even persuade your children to come along, it’s enough to say there are monsters to catch on the trail! The hiking trail is called Li Vurgacci. The park is located in Pioraco, a small municipality between Camerino and San Severino Marche. People already inhabited this place..