On the ground floor of the building there is a large courtyard which leads to a series of rooms embellished with a delicate cycle of neoclassical frescoes with stories of Elena and Paris, painted by Antonio Castelletti in 1812 on the occasion of the wedding of the then owner of the building: Fabrizio Crispolti della Penna.read more >
In particular, this year there will be 20 foreign artists representing their countries, plus 40 Italian artists, coming from various regions of Italy. The exhibition includes the presence of painters, sculptors and installations. During the period of the event, collateral events of a high cultural level will be held, both inside the Villa and in the park, such as artistic performances, poetry readings, book presentations, classical music concerts, live painting and theatrical performances.read more >
Nicola Antonacci is a well-known entrepreneur in the world of pastry: after eleven years as a commercial agent, proposing raw materials for pastry shops and ice cream parlours, he becomes more and more passionate about this art, conceiving in his mind his laboratory and his’ coffee pastry ‘. The first pilot project, defined by himself, of ‘first marketing’ is born. So, let’s enter the Perugian temple of the “Pasticceria Piazza Settevalli” with our notebook and camera.read more >
The new philosophy is clear: a great choice of international brands, refined and quality made in Italy, footwear on great display and an eye that is always ready and attentive to the novelties of style and the market.read more >
The warm welcome of Artemide and Minus (his two Jack Russels) in his studio in Corso Cavour is truly incredible and puts me in a good mood: Alessandro tells me about his journey which becomes very interesting when he faces the cross-section of life in the 1980s and ’90 – which profoundly marked that generation with its lifestyle.read more >
A total restyling of the restaurant, the design that is linked to the ‘food’, the emotion of the touch of the olive leaves under the fingers and the perfect integration of the new menu with the recreated environment, make this ‘food experience’ original and one in a kind.Umbriread more >
For centuries Perugia has been a city rich in culture and art: its ancient University, the well-known humanists, writers and important artists who over the centuries enlivened its streets, embellishing the magnificent palaces and majestic churches. Many young people who accomplished their studies in Perugia were attracted and destined for great things.read more >
“Thanks to this direct (and human) knowledge of companies” – says Silvia – “we can see and understand what is really behind the product: families with their unique character and their traditions, where the strong roots of these companies rest, with which we organize tastings and meetings directly in our restaurant “.read more >
Recently conceived and created, Shalo was born on June 17, 2021 from the experience of Thai chef Phinchsinee Wiengnon – who learned the art from a Japanese master in Bangkok.
After six years of experience in Umbria, the Asian chef opens her own restaurant, the “Shalo” Fusion Bar, together with her life partner Simone Meschini, quite well known in the Umbrian nightlife.
A few steps from Perugia, the farmhouse “Le Cappuccinelle Suites & Spa” fits harmoniously into the Umbrian countryside and takes its name from the nuns – the first guardians of female emancipation – who once guaranteed women who they hosted a chance for redemption and social affirmation – in the 17th century an almost unthinkable condition.read more >
Our journey begins with two traditional appetizers: the “Selection of Bruschette” with summer truffles, with Umbrian pate – and then with lard, honey and pine nuts – followed closely by a gargantuan “Antipastone”, a platter of cold cuts, cheese, hot and cold delicacies, and scrambled eggs with truffles.read more >
In a recent edition of Valley Life (n. 163, spring 2021) we had already told the passionate historical-documentary research of Umberto Pippolini on Francesco di Bernardone, better known as “Saint Francis of Assisi”. The exciting research of Umberto – esteemed professional and inexhaustible creative – ended with the release of the text, already available in the bookstore: “Il Mio San Francesco di Assisi – Alla ricerca della sua unica e vera immagine”.read more >
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.read more >
The frescoes of the fifteenth century coexist with an older layer dating back to at least two centuries before, which have a clearly templar nature”. They are part of the original decorative apparatus of this, which could have been a church but also a temple, since the motifs refer to the stone of the temple in Jerusalem.read more >