By Alexandra Redisch in Assisi

It’s early Friday morning in Tornandrea, a small village close to Assisi in Umbria. My travel blogger conference is about to start, and the day will include photo walks and a gala reception. But we are in for a surprise – the owner of the Valle di Assisi Hotel & Resort has kindly made a helicopter available for the guests.

We’re offered a ten minute ride, three people at a time. But notice the storm clouds on the horizon?

Soon, the weather takes a turn for the worse, and I’m one of the lucky few who gets the opportunity to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Assisi.


It’s my first time in a helicopter

Umbria seen from the clouds

Up, up and away! Valle di Assisi seen from above

Santa Maria degli Angeli

And of course… Assisi!


In case you’re wondering, I’ve been playing with flickr’s new photo editing toy, Aviary. Like it?

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Disclosure: My helicopter trip was generously provided by Valle di Assisi Hotel & Resort, however any reflections and opinions offered will always be all mine.