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Sensational Umbria – Steve McCurry

Sensational Umbria is the exhibition of the international artist Steve McCurry which can be visited in Perugia until 5th October.

The famous American photographer McCurry shows his best works (most of them unpublished) taken during numberous journeys in Umbria.

The exhibition is divided in 7 thematic itineraries that lead the visitor through art, flavors, handicraft, modern art, religious sites and events of the region.

Through his eyes McCurry creates impressive images and strong emotions combining the present and the history of this region.


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Rome is only a stone’s throw away…

Torre Palombara is located at a relatively short distance from the centre of Rome and its main airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. By car, the trip can be easily done in one hour and fifteen minutes. From Narni train station you can get to Rome central station (Roma Termini) in one hour by train.

Some of our guests enjoy spending a day in Rome and in the evening return to the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere of Torre Palombara. The possibility of taking the train is a very easy and stress-free option. Torre Palombara is also very convenient for those who want to escape from Rome for a weekend break, or those who are en-route to Tuscany and want to spend a few days in Umbria before heading North.

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Narni Black Festival

Narni Black Festival

Narni Black Festival is one of the most famous events of Soul, Jazz, Blues and Gospel in Umbria. In 2014 it will be held from 28 to 30 August.

During the years Narni Black Festival has become an important encounter for Black Music. Every year American musicians come back to Narni to perform on stage or participate in the various events of the festival.

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Umbria Jazz 2014

Umbria Jazz

The 41st edition of Umbria Jazz will take place from 10 to 20 July 2015 in Perugia.

The annual festival was first held in 1973 and since then has become one of the most important international jazz events in the world. As every year also in 2015 the capital city of Umbria will host 10 days of various music events.

In the last years international artists such as Simply Red, Carlos Santana, Burt Bacharach, B.B. King, Gilberto Gil, James Taylor, Keith Jarrett, Pat Metheny and many more have performed live on stage during Umbria Jazz.




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Logo Eurochocolate 2014


Eurochocolate International Chocolate Exhibition is one of the sweetest events in Italy. The annual chocolate festival takes place in Perugia, the Capital of Umbria. The festival was first held in 1993 and its events are located in the historic city centre of Perugia.

Eurochocolate offers a variety of activities including chocolate art displays, experimental chocolate tastings, street performances, and chocolate sculpting. In recent years, an igloo has been constructed out of 3,600 kilograms of chocolate bricks. In 2003, the largest chocolate bar in the world was constructed (more than 7 meters in length, two meters high and made with 5980 kilograms of dark chocolate and thousands of hazelnuts).

This year Eurochocolate will be held from Friday 17 to Sunday 26 October 2014.

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La Fiorita di Castelluccio

La Fiorita di Castelluccio

Summer is one of the best seasons to enjoy the vivid colors of the Umbrian landscape. Castelluccio di Norcia with its “Fiorita” is the perfect place to do so.

The plateau around Castelluccio di Norcia is worth a visit anytime of the year, but between the end of May and July you will remain speechless while looking at the colorful fields in bloom. You will see many different kinds of flowers, such as poppies, violets and narcissus drawing banners of red, yellow, lilac and white on this plateau which create an incredibly beautiful scenery.


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The ancient town of Carsulae

If you love history you should not miss the archaeological site of Carsulae. Just a few kilometers away from Torre Palombara, archaeologists have brought to light a town which during the Roman period was one of the most important towns in Umbria.

Today Carsulae is an important evidence of how the ancient Romans built their towns more than 2000 years ago and gives an insight into the Roman daily life of the past.


Lo Speco di San Francesco

The Speco of Saint Francis

While staying at Torre Palombara, you should also follow the paths of San Francesco (Saint Francis) of Assisi. San Francesco, patron saint of animals, the environment and one of the two patron saints of Italy (with Catherine of Siena) is certainly one of the most famous sons of Umbria.

The Speco Francescano is located only a few kilometers away from Narni and it is one of the most authentic and well preserved sanctuaries of San Francesco. It was founded by him in 1213 and it  perfectly represents the spirit and characteristics of this saint: mystic, peaceful and loving.

It is immersed in a green valley, with a small cloister (“chiostro”) dating back to the 13th century, when San Bernardino of Siena built the dormitory. The beautiful chapel of San Silvestro can be found in the cloister, with wonderful frescos from the twelfth century. Near the church you can find the big crevice in the rock, “the Speco”, which was San Francesco’s favorite place to pray and medidate.


Wine Tour

Torre Palombara in collaboration with the sommelier Barbara D’Agabiti recommends the Winelinkitaly experience.

Winelinkitaly offers personalized food and wine tours in Umbria and Tuscany with English speaking guidance in a private van that can host up to 8 people (minimum 6 people). Full or multi day tours allow you to experience the art, the culture, the food, and the great wines of Umbria and Tuscany.

Guests will be introduced to the local producers of the region’s specialties and its famous wineries. They will visit towns, medieval villages and will experience authentic local restaurants and farms. Extra-regional tours are available upon request. Winelinkitaly also organizes events intended to promote Italian food & wine both in Italy and abroad.

Barbara D’Agapiti is a sommelier, member of the Slow Food movement and writes for the Italian Slow Wine Guide focusing on the section dedicated to the region of Umbria. Her wide passion for wine, food and travels led her to found a small company named Winelinkitaly of which she is the coordinator.

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Tour in auto d'epoca

Classic Car Tour

Umbria is a wonderful region to be explored while driving through its stunning countryside. It offers spectacular landscapes and routes and countless opportunities to stop by ancient medieval villages “borghi” and to discover secret places.

At Torre Palombara we share the passion with those who love to travel slowly along scenic roads. The owner is a collector of classic cars and together with him you will get the opportunity to travel around the most beautiful Umbrian roads in a perfectly restored Fiat Cabriolet from 1951.

Tour in auto d'epoca

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