Monthly Archives: November 2011

Eating Well in the Heart of Umbria

Umbria is a special place to us. We started our business with Umbria villas and have made some close friends there. We’ve gotten to know it well. Inevitably Umbria gets compared to its neighbor Tuscany, but that’s not even necessary … Continue reading

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The Cinque Terre Will Be Healed

It was just one month ago, on October 17th.  We took the short train trip from Manarola to Vernazza in the Cinque Terre.  It was a warm and sunny day and the main street of Vernazza was alive with visitors, … Continue reading

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Valle dei Sogni and the Enchantment of Todi

It was a little windy when we got out of the car. This October was a different from others because the warm weather lasted so long this year. Pools were open longer and there was almost no rain for months. … Continue reading

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Torre Elsa is a Noble Remnant of Ancient Semifonte

Torre Elsa is an impressive 11th century tower that witnessed the momentous 12th century battle between Florence and the citizens of Semifonte. Threatened by Semifonte’s dominant position over the Elsa valley and its trading strength, the Florentines virtually eliminated the … Continue reading

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A Village Called Abbadia Isola

It was lunch time and we were promised something really special. Truth be told, pretty much everything in Italy is special, and so far on our trip we had not been disappointed with any of the venues we had visited … Continue reading

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