Gubbio

Gubbio is 30 minutes drive to the east of Villa Bastiola and is well worth a day trip. Steeped in history, this Umbrian town is incredibly old and you can see signs of its Umbri, Roman and medieval history as you walk through the town. Called Ikuvium, it was home to the ancient Umbri (around […]

Festa dei Ceri – Gubbio, 15 May 2016

More things to experience in Umbria… Umbria is so culturally rich in tradition that there is always a celebration or re-enactment taking place somewhere. ┬áThis time it’s the race of the giant wooden candlesticks in Gubbio in May!!! ┬áSounds crazy (indeed Gubbio boasts of its “fontana dei matti” – fountain of the madmen – it’s […]