Meeting with Leonardo Varasano

There is a Perugia on the crest of the wave. And it is the one that last year broke all the records of tourist presences from 2017 to rise, exceeding one million presences. There is a Perugia that is regaining possession of its places, sacred and profane, in which the history and actuality of the city of the Griffin lives. And there is an industrious Perugia, in which the neighbourhoods are experiencing a second great season of infrastructural expansion.

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An Ancient Oil Mill in Trasimeno between Tradition and Modernity

For more than 50 years, the Paciano mill has been the heart of olive growing in the region. For generations now, olive growers have been producing their most precious commodity in autumn: their olives. Then comes the solemn moment of squeezing the crop into high-quality olive oil and reaping the fruits of this passionate work. But the mill is much more than that. It’s the centre of the community, where people meet, chat, talk about anything and everything (and of course the best olive oil).

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Renaissance in the Workshop. Perugino Among the Greats of History, a Major Exhibition at the Civic Museum of Palazzo della Penna in Perugia

The exhibition at Palazzo della Penna chooses to offer visitors an unprecedented reading of Perugia’s story, focusing on the theme of the “artist’s workshop”, which began to take shape in the Middle Ages, in particular with the affirmation of Giotto’s art, and then consolidated, in its most typical characteristics, during the Renaissance period also thanks to Perugino, whose entrepreneurial skills are known no less than their artistic skills.

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Costa Azzurra, a Historic Fishmonger with Kitchen

The fishmonger also offers the new small catering service (only for lunch) in the dining room, offering a monthly menu designed by them; a fishmonger’s shop with a kitchen where you can eat the best that the sea can give us following seasonality, fishing periods and the chef’s imagination, with three formulas to rediscover the taste of the sea – which we recommend you discover directly at Costa Azzurra!

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Tecno Acque, the Swimming Pool Centre

As often happens, by chance I got to know Mr. Volpi, Director of Tecno Acque of Ponte San Giovanni (Pg). The company has made its own well-defined path reaching its current identity: born in January 1980, it began to collaborate with the American agency ‘Culligan’, already present and active in the Italian territory since the 70s. From that moment began the realization of important works in the territory.

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A Real Estate Boom in Umbria?

The buying and selling of houses have been crossed in recent years by numerous changes, due to the national and global situation. The needs of the client are also changing, dictated as they are by more or less rational general and local trends. Today we talk about it with Simone Boccali at the headquarters of his agency “Teknomedia Immobiliare”, in Ferro di Cavallo. We converse amiably about the twentieth anniversary just celebrated in the field of sales, in Perugia and surroundings.

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Le Torri di Porsenna – A New Country House in an Ancient Abbey

Bruno and Marisella Batinti, after several productive years of hospitality experience with their business “Le Torri di Porsenna” (named for Chiusi’s ancient and powerful Etruscan king) found a new and inspiring site for their country house in Petrignano del Lago, in the Comune of Castiglione del Lago.  Overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards near to Lake Trasimeno, the new location for their country house and working vineyard is well named, as it is certainly fit for a king.

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