June 12 2015 / Local Interest

Sant’Ubaldo: Gubbio’s Favorite Son

Gubbio, Umbria

Gubbio, one of the best preserved medieval hill towns in Umbria, is just 40 km northeast of Perugia. With its


March 27 2015 / Food & Wine

Dopolavoro – Let’s gather after work!

La Foce, Tuscany

Just 15 minutes west of Chianciano Terme is one of our favorite restaurants, Dopolavoro, at the beautiful La Foce Estate.


January 15 2015 / Places

Due Palazzi Pallavicini: Rome and Piegaro

Piegaro, Umbria

In Roma, the Palazzo Pallavicini-Rospiglosi is one of the largest privately owned palaces. Started in 1613 by Cardinal Scipione Borghese,


February 24 2014 / Food & Wine

Time for Castagnole

Piegaro, Umbria

During the weeks of Carnevale, it is a tradition to eat a lot of sweets because we want to pig


January 29 2014 / Art & Archaeology

An Unexpected Artistic Pleasure

Brufa, Umbria

Exploring the area around Torgiano, world famous for its wine and bucolic hillsides studded with vineyards, the visitor may stumble


December 10 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Angels and Demons in Orvieto’s Duomo

Orvieto, Umbria

Tucked into the Duomo of Orvieto is a most unusual and beautiful fresco cycle that will likely terrify as well


October 30 2013 / Food & Wine

When is a Knodel Not a Knodel?

Italy

When dumplings migrate from Germany into Italy they become canederli! Canederli are only found in the Alto Adige region of


October 10 2013 / Food & Wine

In Umbrian Fig Heaven: Figs Everywhere!

Piegaro, Umbria

In the weekly markets, in the village alimentari (grocery store) and hiding beneath the large leaves of the trees surrounding Piegaro,


June 21 2013 / Places

Pitigliano: Hidden Jewel of Tuscany

Pitigliano, Tuscany

Tucked into the Southwest part of Tuscany, the Maremma is an unspoilt and wild place filled with horses and cattle.


May 13 2013 / Places

A Child’s View of Assisi

Assisi, Umbria

Children have a particular perspective and experience of Assisi. Follow along seeing this beloved UNESCO World Heritage Site through the


April 15 2013 / Local Interest

Village Ladies Perching Insieme

Piegaro, Umbria

…on benches, balconies, at windows and in doorways. Day and night in a small village, you will find the ladies


March 21 2013 / Art & Archaeology

Orvieto’s Hidden City

Orvieto, Umbria

Orvieto, one of the most dramatically sited cities in Italy, is perched atop a massive cliff of volcanic rock called


February 19 2013 / Art & Archaeology

On the Road with Perugino

Citta' della Pieve, Umbria

Born in Citta della Pieve, Pietro Vanucci became one of the most famous of the classical High Renaissance painters. He


January 30 2013 / Local Interest

Kiss and Tell in Vicolo Baciadonne!

Citta' della Pieve, Umbria

Citta’ della Pieve has many churches to be sure, hence the name “city of the churches”. Perched atop a cliff


November 8 2012 / Local Interest

Terre dei Santi: Land of the Saints

Umbria

Most people know of Umbria as the “Green Heart of Italy”, but it is also called the “Terre dei Santi”,


September 25 2012 / Local Interest

Tobacco, Gift From the New World

Piegaro, Umbria

Three of the main crops in Umbria are olives, wine grapes and tobacco, which also rotate with wheat and sunflowers.


August 7 2012 / Events

Time Travel to Medieval Days

Piegaro, Umbria

Every August Piegaro goes back to its 15th Century heritage as a glassmaking village when the Prince and Princess of