Many thanks to all who are contributing to ItalianNotebook’s ongoing fundraising efforts. It’s heartening to see the reaction of our loyal readers… your support is truly appreciated!
June in central Italy is a sensory paradise: nonstop birdsong, bees buzzing, the aroma of jasmine, the flicker of fireflies at night and butterflies in the morning, and best of all there is the pervasive scent of lavender.
In the tiny town of Castelnuovo di Assisi, warmed by both the sun and the benevolent gaze of the hometown of St. Francis, is Il Lavandeto, a lavender and herb farm. It is here that the Festa Della Lavanda, the Lavender Festival 2013, will be held on the weekends of June 22-23 and 29-30, as well as July 6-7.
Sharri writes about food, wine and international travel from Umbria, where she and her husband grow olives. In addition to articles, she writes a blog, UmbriaBella. Her app, Olive Oil IQ is a portable encyclopedia for foodies and culinary travelers (iTunes & Android). Follow her on Twitter: @umbriabella and @oliveoiliq. Facebook: www.facebook.com/UmbriaBella, and www.facebook.com/oliveoiliq