The Dazzling Greens and Blues of Umbria in April


April in central Italy is flat out gorgeous. Sure, there are still plenty of rainy days and chilly temperatures, but when the sun is out in full force, the hillsides explode in vivid green with a stunning blue-sky backdrop. Add in a few whites and yellows from clouds and flowers and you have a magical force of color at play. Heart-achingly beautiful!

Enough with the words! Here are a few of my favorite shots …






pamela orancePamela Haack creates and hosts boutique-style small group tours, workshops and retreats that are a combination of the very best of Italy: the exciting and the peaceful, the popular and the secret, the talked about and the never-heard-of-before. From art experts and operettas to authentic cooking classes and ancient Etruscans, Pamela helps guests experience the spectacularly beautiful, endlessly interesting cities and countryside of Italy in an up-close and personal way – off the beaten strada.

Pamela is also the author of Top 10 Favorite Etruscan Sites. She lives with her husband, Lou, in Umbria, Italy.


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