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Posts tagged 'Umbria'

Tweedy Ted's A-Z of great destinations

By Kaye Fletcher-Brooke 26 April 2017 No comments

Ted in Arezzo Arezzo in Tuscany is a stunning small city, famed for the frescoes by Piero della Francesca. Don't miss this gorgeous square the Piazza Grande which has the Vasari Loggia down it's side. Ted's in the bell tower overlooking, a perfect spot to observe the people in the cafes. Just outside Arezzo Ted ate his favourite pizza of walnuts, honey, pecorino cheese and pears!

Tuscany & Umbria in Autumn 3

By Kaye Fletcher-Brooke 11 January 2015 No comments

Grosseto gelatoSPOLETO to MASSA MARITTIMA

For the final leg of his journey Ted skirts down through the south of Umbria to Orvieto and back into Tuscany. With a two night stop at Montefiascone, the home of Est! Est! Est! wine, and up past the coast through Grosseto to the stunning centre of Massa Marittima a holder of The Touring Club of Italiano's quality seal Orange Flag! Read on for Ted's travel tips!

Tuscany & Umbria in Autumn 2

By Kaye Fletcher-Brooke 4 January 2015

Some of the vines had already been harvested!SIENA to ASSISI

Side-stepping Florence Ted drives south through the beautiful Chianti countryside stopping off at the delightfully situated Siena, where he found a bustling centre of shops and bars. Arezzo was a smaller but elegant city with amazing artworks a real contrast to the harsh beauty of Gubbio in Umbria which it was well worth the long climb to see. Assisi was the prize at the end, a truly magnificent site, visible from miles across the broad valley bottom. Read on to hear about Ted's highlights!

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