Category Archives: Umbria

Spotlight: Under the Spell of Spello…

Sitting on the gently sloping Mt. Subasio, Spello is another of Umbria’s picturesque medieval walled hill towns. With its commanding view of the Umbrian plain, Spello is off the beaten track and gets little tourist attention compared to its popular … Continue reading

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🍷Italian Wine Trails & Tales…with Victoria🍷

🍷Along La Strada del Sagrantino in the Heart of Italy’s Green Heart🍷 It was poet Giosuè Carducci who gave Umbria the title, “green heart of Italy”. And for good reason… Umbria truly is a lush, verdant region literally located in … Continue reading

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🍷Italian Wine Trails & Tales🍷

SORRY for the Post “Update” Publication Mistakes– Please disregard… NEW Italian Wine Trails & Tales COMING in December!!! 🍷 I love Italy. I love everything about it and that includes the wine. 🍷  That’s why I’ve invited some fellow bloggers, … Continue reading

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“Cat”ivated by Deruta!

Deruta is another of so many picturesque Italian hill towns. Located in the region of Umbria and province of Perugia in central Italy…

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Made in Umbria: “Fired Up” in Deruta!

I have always loved ceramic ware. I grew up with the vibrant colors and hand painted decorative designs around me and my attraction to and weakness for it has never diminished… It’s even more special when you meet or visit … Continue reading

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Made in Umbria: Preserving the Woof & Warp of a Medieval Tradition

Giuditta Brozzetti Museo-Laboratorio di Tessitura a Mano An Artisanale Workshop in Perugia In a graceful 14th century convent in the historical center of Perugia, you will find Giuditta Brozzetti. Here Marta Cucchia welcomes visitors to her studio-museum dedicated to hand-woven … Continue reading

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Not Your Ordinary Laundry Day in Assisi!

Meandering through the streets in Italian cities and villages, it’s not uncommon to see laundry gently fluttering in the breeze. Hanging from clothes lines on balconies, windows, patios, it’s one of my favorite photo subjects.Maybe it’s the memories of my … Continue reading

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Sniffing Out “Black Gold” in the Hills of Umbria

When I first visited Umbria eight years ago and was told we were going to have a special local dish with truffles, I was expecting chocolate! It was then that I learned the true meaning of “black gold”… Fast forward … Continue reading

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“Fall” for Italy with Me!

Ciao!!! Yes, I came back from Italy but I’m going back this fall…to Umbria and Puglia! …And I’m hoping you’re ready to say “Si!” and join me and my local partners/experts for your trip-of-a-lifetime! Our small groups (no more than … Continue reading

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Let’s “Fall” for Italy Together!!

As far as I’m concerned the two best times to travel anywhere are spring and fall. Avoiding the summer crowds and heat as well as high season prices, make them are the perfect times to enjoy la dolce vita! And … Continue reading

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