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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A templar site in Città di Castello

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.

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Trattoria Lea, the Bible of Tifernate cuisine

The history of this restaurant is intertwined with that of Città di Castello, as far back as 1910, in which it opened its doors as a refreshment point for the locals. In 1930 it will be transformed into Osteria da Primo, until the moment of the magical meeting with the spouses Antonio and Lea. It is there, in 1986, that the Trattoria la Lea begins its new course, carried out with professionalism and much commitment by Lea’s sons, Cristiano and Marco.

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Music, for success there is X Factor, to get there MeltinaRecords

MeltinaRecords (MR) is one of the places where music becomes a profession as well as a dream come true. Even MeltinaRecords, before being an independent record label, a recording and mastering studio that was born in Città di Castello (PG) with the intent to give space to emerging artists, was a dream to pursue. Born in 1976 Alessandro Cecconi, founder and artistic director of Meltina Records, started his way from music and for music he did all the work possible but in 1998 he manages to open his recording studio, which in 2010 becomes a record label, Edizioni Menichella.

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The Valley of Piero and Raphael

The Valle Museo [Valley of the Musems] comes closer. What is meant by this expression? Is it said that it was coined a few good decades ago by the Castello gallery owner Luigi Amedei and then became an effective (if abused) synthesis for interregional tourism and cultural policies between Città di Castello and Sansepolcro.

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Getting married in Umbria in an exclusive location

Tenuta dei Mori is located in Villanova, a small village on the Umbrian hills and their offerings for events at their venue are rather unique and customizable for every occasion as they try each time to meet your individual requirements while always respecting the ways of Umbrian culture and its culinary tradition, always striving for the maximum in quality and above all with the great attention to detail that make the difference on an important day like that of a wedding.

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Filippo Gennaioli electrician, the art of the spark

Despite the name of his company, “Corto Circuito” or “Short Circuit”, there is no shortage of work for this company which installs and maintains and repairs industrial and domestic electrical systems in Umbria and Tuscany and boasts an ever-growing number of clients in the Valdichiana.

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Lifestyle, Maremma Tuscany

The Art Hotel Lucerna, a window on the world (and the Tyrrhenian Sea)

A historic and ground-breaking Riviera hotel, the Lucerna was founded in Castiglione della Pescaia in 1958 by Nello Raffi, Laura’s grandfather. In the same year, just think, that the famous Riva del Sole hotel opened. It was in 1972 that her parents Gino and Brunella started working so much there that the young Laura spent her youth here, breathing the air and life of the hotel in the management work as well as in the extraordinary ambience of encounters and acquaintances with the legendary characters of the time.
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I Due Cippi, the school of meat

The great knowledge of traditional products and old-fashioned recipes here offers unique dishes with true flavours that enrich the menu with originality and refinement. All raw ingredients used are carefully chosen and selected with attention to their source of origin  ̶  in the first place the succulent Chianina meat which, depending on the season, is accompanied by very high quality ‘side dishes’ such as porcini mushrooms and local truffles.
Lifestyle, Maremma Tuscany

A friendly place for cycle touring  

 “The Castiglionesi Trails are about 100 kilometres of paths in the depths of nature that connect the coastal area with the Castiglionese hinterland  ̶  explains Enzo Riemma, president of the Maremma Experience Consortium  ̶  making use of bike professionals, our associates, and folk from the Associazione Albero delle Idee who have been engaged in these activities since since 2013 in collaboration with the municipal administration we believe we can make these routes more usable for cycling tourism lovers.”