Tag: Umbria

Slope Soaring @ Monte Morcia

The four days on the slope of Monte Morcia, next to the well-known Monte Catria, were great fun. Dynamic soaring was typically possible all day, but particularly fun in the morning (before the crowd arrives). Thermaling to the limit of visibility to come down… Continue Reading “Slope Soaring @ Monte Morcia”

Eataly 🇮🇹

This trip unexpectedly turned into a fantastic food adventure. The best I can remember (outside Japan, that is). Ohhh… these black smoked gnocchi with truffel and asparagus were to die for and the gnocco fritto a surprising start into a  great meal.

Castello di Frontone

On a scorching hot afternoon the one and only main street of the beautiful hill-top town was deserted. Except that one boy and some crazy hikers who were walking up to the hill in the heat…


A beautiful town of Spoleto, with the hilltop fortress, an impressive medieval bridge “Ponte delle Torri” built on a Roman aqueduct, and tasty focaccia…

Castelluccio & Piano Grande

  After going up the winding mountain road up to 1500m, this vast plain, Piano Grande (Great Plain), suddenly opened up in front of us. Breath-taking!


Assisi is an amazing medieval town in terms of its sheer size and grandness. The town sits on the hill-top and one can see its fortress and its massive Basilica of St. Francis from very far. Going up to the fortress of Rocca Maggiore… Continue Reading “Assisi”


Armenzano – a very quaint and very small dwelling on the way from Assisi to our hotel (Le Silve di Armenzano). The UNESCO site is likely home to many more cats than humans (40) …

Umbertide, Umbria

Umbertide is a small town close to Caroline’s castle. In the rain, we visited its open food market full of colorful, tasty and cheap fruits and had coffee at one of the oldest cafes in the main square where locals seem to hang out.

Castello di Santa Giuliana – Umbertide

Borgo di Santa Giuliana

We spent two nights at Caroline and Marius’s place in Umbria. The “place” is a marvelously renovated, beautifully lost, and fantastically located section of an ancient castle in a remote hamlet called “Borgo di Santa Giuliana” – solely reachable through 30 minutes gravel-road drive… Continue Reading “Castello di Santa Giuliana – Umbertide”

Modellsegelflug in Umbrien

Mit den Modellen Jedi Lift, Needle DSL und der Libelle auf dem Monte Catria bei bis zu 6 Windstärken in den Böen.