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.

February 23 2015 / Local Interest

Il Bar, il Vero Cuore della Città

Assisi, Umbria

The graceful, stately 1st century BC Roman temple to Minerva reigns in the Assisi town center, surveying town life as

September 9 2014 / Food & Wine

Maritozzo con Panna

Rome, Italy

With the rientro in full swing and the summer holidays already distant memories, it’s go go go errands to run

August 7 2014 / Food & Wine

Make it Peachy!


Back in our “farming years,” we’d ride our old Gilera motorcycle to nearby Bettona for peach-picking in July. I’d rather

June 19 2014 / Local Interest

Tracking Down Tuscany’s Last Mill

Loro Ciuffenna, Tuscany

The colorful stuccoed houses of Loro Ciuffenna seem stacked like multi-colored children’s blocks along the gorge flanking the Ciuffenna River

September 18 2009 / Food & Wine

Walkthrough Bakery

Rome, Lazio

Having a forno (bakery, literally “oven”) just down the street has its advantages and disadvantages. The most obvious advantage is

February 6 2008 / Food & Wine

A Story of Success


Conco is a pretty village in the Venetian alps: Hemmingway spent time nearby during WW1. Both world wars brought great

November 12 2007 / Food & Wine

Salame del Papa


An 18th century Pope paid a visit to the Langhe (the beautiful mountainous area surrounding Torino), and the poor peasants,

November 7 2007 / Food & Wine

Antico Forno Roscioli


In Italy, pretty much all stores that deal with food are by definition what elsewhere one would call a gourmet