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Festa dei Barbari, Castel Rigone
Festa dei Barbari, Castel Rigone

Historical festivals at Lake Trasimeno

Every town and village in Italy has its own festival, which often goes back to centuries-old traditions. While at the famous "Palio di Siena" horse and rider are racing around the Campo, in Passignano sul Trasimeno young men are rowing in old-style wooden boats at the "Palio delle Barche".
And in our village of Castel Rigone, the "barbarians" go wild ...

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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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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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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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Evening at the Arno in Florence
Evening at the Arno in Florence

Recommended Restaurants in Florence

Florence is one of the main tourist centers in Italy and attracts millions of visitors from all over the world every year. Quite rightly, because there is really much to see. Not only the Venus by Botticelli in the Uffizi and Michelangelo's David in the Accademia, the Cathedral and the Baptistery with its bronze doors by Brunelleschi or the Ponte Vecchio with its goldsmith shops.  There are also many hidden treasures such as the frescoes of Fra Angelico in San Marco or the Giardini Baldini.

The question is, where you can find good and affordable food. Here are our personal tips.

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Borgo Sala
Borgo Sala

Waterfalls and Canyons in Umbria

On a hot, dry summer day, one yearns for nothing more but a cool spot and a bath in cold water.

Of course there are shady places  in the garden of La Rogaia and the pool offers refreshment.  But a day trip to one of the Devil's gorges and waterfalls in Umbria is a special experience.

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Equitazione Lilhoff
Equitazione Lilhoff

Horse Riding at Lake Trasimeno

Lake Trasimeno does not only offer a variety of water sports facilities.

Around the lake there are also quite a few riding stables, which organize rides into the beautiful landscape around the lake.

Here are our tips:

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Trasimeno Music Festival. Foto: www.trasimenomusicfestival.com
Trasimeno Music Festival. Foto: www.trasimenomusicfestival.com

Music Festivals in Umbria in June and July

Every year in June and July two important music festivals take place in Umbria. Lovers of classical music gather at shores of Trasimeno Lake for the "Trasimeno Music Festival", organized by the Canadian world-class pianist Angela Hewitt.
Jazz fans flock to the Umbrian capital in the second week of July to celebrate one of the most prestigious jazz festivals in the world: "Umbria Jazz" 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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Greetings from our garden

When we arrived to La Rogaia almost twenty years ago there was no garden and the sheep of the previous owners grazed up to the door step of the house.

Now our roses show their whole colourful splendour every year in May and June. Get an impression ....

 

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