Rogaia Blog

Easter-Tango at Villa La Rogaia

Dancing into the spring on a tango holiday in Umbria.

From April 20 to 27, 2019 we open the tango season 2019 at La Rogaia with the teachers Daniela Feilcke-Wolff and Raimund Schlie from Berlin.

"Tango is embrace in motion, we connect with our partner, the music, the other dancers and the space."

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Filippo Avignonesi & Anna Yegorova
Filippo Avignonesi & Anna Yegorova

How to become a Tango god or Tango goddess

In order to dance Argentine tango well you do not need to memorize many steps.
Rather, tango is a matter of inner and outer attitude.

Filippo Avignonesi and Anna Yegorova will tell you what this is all about - here in our blog and during their next Tango course at La Rogaia September 7 to 14, 2019

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Olive tree in Umbria
Olivetree in Umbria

Olive oil, the liquid gold of Umbria

We just have finished the olive harvest 2018 at La Rogaia.

This year the harvest was very satisfying, after several years with high losses.

Together with guests and friends from Germany and England, we picked the precious olives from the trees for almost four weeks and had them pressed into the "liquid gold" of Umbria.

Read more about our olive harvest and facts about olive oil ...

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Umbria Jazz Festival. Photo: Steve McCurry
Umbria Jazz Festival. Photo: Steve McCurry

Umbria Jazz Festival July 13 to 22, 2018

Every year in July Jazz fans from all over the world flock to Umbria to celebrate the "Umbria Jazz Festival" in the historical town center of Perugia.

Also this year the list of performers from the international jazz and pop world is impressive.

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A sea of flowers - Umbria in early summer

At the moment we are experiencing a flower explosion in La Rogaia:
April has brought a lot of water and has turned our garden into a sea of flowers.


One more reason to come to La Rogaia in May and to explore Umbria in the Whitsun holidays.

Last minute discount of up to 30%!

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Siena. Photo: Helen M.
Siena. Photo: Helen M.

Siena - Pearl of Tuscany - Places worth to see in Tuscany

Amidst the rolling hills of the Crete, Siena looks like a stranded ship, with the town hall tower "Torre del Mangia" and the zebra-striped cathedral tower as the mast trees.

It was our destination for a family trip on a February weekend.

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Sculptures by Wolfgang Sandt in the snow
Sculptures by Wolfgang Sandt in the snow

A Winter Fairy Tale at La Rogaia

  Umbria

The winter had seemed almost over in Umbria. But now it has turned back!

If you go on a holiday in La Rogaia in the spring or even in a hot summer, you can not imagine how it might look like in winter.

Here are a few impressions from the garden of La Rogaia and the surrounding area

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Montalcino
Montalcino

Montalcino - Quintessence of Tuscan Culture

Not only for wine lovers, the name Montalcino evokes images of vineyards in the warm sunlight and the taste of earth and full-bodied fruit flavors. The famous little town amidst gentle hills is one of the highlights of every gourmet trip in Southern Tuscany.

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Fagiolina del Trasimeno. Foto: www.melagrani.it
Fagiolina del Trasimeno. Foto: www.melagrani.it

La Fagiolina del Trasimeno - recipes with a noble bean

When we think of bean stew, we usually have in mind a mashy pap from a tin can or "chili con carne" from a field kitchen.

But there are also noble varieties of beans that are very popular with gourmets. These include the "Fagiolina del Trasimeno", which has been cultivated since antiquity in the fertile wetlands around Lake Trasimeno. We tell you, what can be made out of the inconspicuous tiny beans ...

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Isola Polvese in Lake Trasimeno
Isola Polvese in Lake Trasimeno

The Islands of Lake Trasimeno

By ferry boat you can reach two of the islands in Lake Trasimeno: the Isola Polvese from San Feliciano, the Isola Maggiore from Passignano or from Tuoro. Both islands are car-free and, apart from Sundays and holidays, they are sleeping peacefully in the midst of Lake Trasimeno, the blue eye of Umbria. An ideal destination for a peaceful day trip.

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