Gubbio in Umbria, Italy

i just wanna say....thank you for your lovely comments and well wishes. 
you guys are amazing!!

here are some of my favourite photos from my
 christmas holiday in the lovely, medieval town of 
gubbio, italy.

a Christmas tree is formed on the mountain with the use of Christmas lights on the mountain in Gubbio. 
you can see this mountain of lights from miles away.

sparkling lights everywhere

delicious regional cuisine of Umbria (gnocchi and tartuffo, steak and potatoes)

mouth watering lemon sorbet and a custard crumble with caramel topping

enormous staircase to the top

hiking up towards the top of the mountain where the christmas tree is.

stunning views of gubbio and the valley below

this woman looks a little apprehensive....rightly so, as this cable ride doesn't stop and it moves quite quickly. you have to chase it and hop on. that's why there are men there to help you and make sure you don't fall or trip. can you imagine this ride in America or Canada?

love it when the sun breaks through the clouds

the cable ride is a must do in gubbio. you can buy a one-way ticket or a return up the mountain, which is good fun but unbelievably cold, as you're literally standing in this little cage with no insulation but your coats to keep you warm.  We had decided to do the hike up the mountain, and buy a ticket for the way down. the path is smooth and easy, however, it took us quite a while to get to the top and of course, we took a break with a bite to eat at the restaurant at the top of the mountain to treat ourselves. we were the only ones along the path, as most people chose the easy way up the mountain. even though the climb was tough, i'm glad we did it because there are some stunning 
views along the way. 

despite our terrible experience with the hotel that we stayed at, i can't say enough about umbria. this is our second trip to this region. if you remember, last year we came here during our christmas holidays and we visited the towns of Perugia and Assisi

have any of you been here? what do you recommend to do? 

watch out for a future post on more photos from Gubbio and another lovely little medieval town in Umbria, called Orvieto.

love Reese


  1. Wonderful picture! They can say what they want about Italy, but it's still a beautiful place to live!
    Big hug!

  2. Gubbio looks just amazing! And so does that gnocchi!

  3. No I have not been but of course would love to. I can say for certain, I would NOT be able to ride that thing. No way. In my youth, for sure but since I hit 40, heights kind of freak me out. The food looks fantastic!

  4. Wow, I want to take a ride in one of those! I love that you have to trot and jump in! That sounds amazingly epic!

  5. I love your photos of the Christmas starts, especially the blurry ones! And those cable cars look scary. I'm not sure I would have gone on, I am a bit scared of heights. And cable cars...

  6. Love the photos. Been to Rome before but there's so much more to see. I love that lemon sorbet! xo

  7. Looks like a lovely time! And you have me drooling over that delicious looking food. :)

    Hope you're all better by now! xoxo

  8. What a wonderful place,
    and your photos are amazing.

    Thanks for sharing your travel adventures.

  9. What a beautiful place and those stars are so magical:) Have a wonderful afternoon, sweetie. Kisses

  10. what a beautiful place... anything in Italy is gorgeous!

  11. omg i'd be terrified!!
    christmas in italy was a fave memory and trip of mine

  12. What an amazing trip, Reese! Those gnocchi and the custard crumble with caramel topping have left my mouth watering. xo style, she wrote

  13. Reese a gorgeous part of Italy I would love to visit! The Christmas Tree on the mountainside is amazing!

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  14. Such wonderful photos Reese. Of course my fav were the foodie pics ;-)
    TYSM for your lovely comments over at mine; they meant lot to me. You really are so kind xx

  15. This looks AMAZING!!! Wow that is some ride and some view! The Christmas tree is so cool and I love the star lights through the town. Im glad you are feeling better love. Miss you!

    I tagged you in a fun 11 questions post! xoxo

  16. wow beautiful! I love that church! xx

  17. i've never been there, but i really really want to go there. it's so beautiful! and i would love to ride that cable ride, it sounds so fun! :)

    p.s. the photos look beautiful! and oh my, the food looks delicious!

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  18. I love living in Japan, but I always miss Italy at Christmas. Lovely pictures!

  19. Happy to see you post!! What a fun cable ride!

  20. Gubbio, this is a first I'm hearing of it!! I love living vicariously through your travels! have a great weekend!

  21. That seriously is mouth watering sorbet, because my mouth is watering!

  22. Yum- those are some great food shots.
    Looks like a nice trip

  23. looks like you had a great time! thanks for sharing the pics. hope you are well!

  24. Everything looks amazing here- the view, the food, the lights!

  25. i'm glad you liked the virtual tour everyone!


  26. I so love Italy! You have great pictures and I just know how you must have enjoyed your trip. We've been to Italy a number of times, and keep thinking we may just go live there :)


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