Born Alessandro Farnese to a powerful family in Rome, he led a dissolute youth amassing mistresses and children. When his
Gubbio, one of the best preserved medieval hill towns in Umbria, is just 40 km northeast of Perugia. With its
One of the most historic and best preserved Roman archeological sites in Umbria is along the western branch of the
Just 15 minutes west of Chianciano Terme is one of our favorite restaurants, Dopolavoro, at the beautiful La Foce Estate.
In Roma, the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospiglosi is one of the largest privately owned palaces. Started in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese,
In 1292, a famous proclamation went out in Venice that all glass masters would move to the Island of Murano.
Tucked into a narrow gorge just north of the Etruscan walls of Cortona, Tuscany, is one of my favorite spiritual
Imagine a white dove encased in a capsule festooned with red flames twirling, descending on a steel cable zip-line 200
Exploring the area around Torgiano, world famous for its wine and bucolic hillsides studded with vineyards, the visitor may stumble
Tucked into the Duomo of Orvieto is a most unusual and beautiful fresco cycle that will likely terrify as well
When dumplings migrate from Germany into Italy they become canederli! Canederli are only found in the Alto Adige region of
In the weekly markets, in the village alimentari (grocery store) and hiding beneath the large leaves of the trees surrounding Piegaro,
Tucked into the Southwest part of Tuscany, the Maremma is an unspoilt and wild place filled with horses and cattle.
Children have a particular perspective and experience of Assisi. Follow along seeing this beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site through the
…on benches, balconies, at windows and in doorways. Day and night in a small village, you will find the ladies
Orvieto, one of the most dramatically sited cities in Italy, is perched atop a massive cliff of volcanic rock called
Born in Citta della Pieve, Pietro Vanucci became one of the most famous of the classical High Renaissance painters. He
Citta’ della Pieve has many churches to be sure, hence the name “city of the churches”. Perched atop a cliff
Inside the small calli and canali of Venice are hidden gems filled with great beauty and romance. But tucked away
Most people know of Umbria as the “Green Heart of Italy”, but it is also called the “Terre dei Santi”,
Three of the main crops in Umbria are olives, wine grapes and tobacco, which also rotate with wheat and sunflowers.
Every August Piegaro goes back to its 15th Century heritage as a glassmaking village when the Prince and Princess of