15 Jul

A fun and interesting way to help improve foreign language learning is through TV. Len and I watch a number of Italian detective series including Commissario Montalbano, filmed in Sicily, and Don Matteo, filmed in Gubbio. Besides hearing the language, (and having English subtitles!) the shows often provide lovely views of their filming locations.

A few days ago, we took a drive to Gubbio to find the sights associated with the Don Matteo series, even though it seemed a bit touristy. Don Matteo, played by Terrence Hill, is the priest in Gubbio who casually helps the police captain and marshall solve the weekly murder mystery. In fact, I doubt there is even an annual murder let alone a weekly one. Nonetheless, we wanted to see the beautiful sights so often shown in the show.

And lastly, “Don Matteo’s Church”…IMG_3092

Gubbio, such a lovely town!



9 Responses to “Gubbio”

  1. Connelly, Vincent J. July 15, 2014 at 9:56 AM #

    Is every day in Italy filled with perfectly blue sky and a couple of big white puffy clouds to set up the contrast?


    • blogginginitaly July 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM #

      If you travel with us and my camera, yes! Next time join us and you can see for yourself!


  2. John Volpe July 15, 2014 at 10:54 AM #

    Awesome pictures Judy. I just watched the latest two episodes of Don Mateo last night. it’s really cool to see the town from your perspective! It surely looks as nice in person as it does on tv. very cool!


    • blogginginitaly July 15, 2014 at 12:06 PM #

      We’ll have so many episodes to catch up on…will be nice for us to see them. Glad you liked the photos! It’s a lovely town.


  3. Deborah Capraro July 15, 2014 at 11:07 AM #

    Cousin, even though those pictures were considered a “touristy” visit, it was worth the trip. Love this blog.

    Love you,


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    • blogginginitaly July 15, 2014 at 12:08 PM #

      I agree totally. We had been there before but this trip had a purpose and we are so glad we went! xo


  4. Debra Kolkka July 16, 2014 at 12:04 AM #

    We loved Gubbio on a couple of visits and would go back in a heartbreak.


  5. sharon voigt November 2, 2019 at 6:27 PM #

    Just dscovered your blog. Am planning a trip to Italy and also love Don Matteo. Would it be possible to get more information by email? Would love some more tips! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly March 18, 2020 at 6:38 PM #

      So sorry you probably won’t be taking this trip for a while, but don’t give up on it!


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