Anne’s “Insider” Tips

Always a joy to seek out new wonders here in Italy, “land of the endless discoveries.” Notes on many of our adventures are here below. Others are here. Share in the wealth.


The Island of Elba: Sea Splendor

When in central Italy, do take time for a few days on the island of Elba. Be sure to see it from the land, from the sea.

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Before the Ferry to Elba, Piombino Seafood Goodness

We knew we’d be enjoying savory seafood on Elba – but we even had it at the port city of Piombino before catching the ferry.

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On the Island of Elba, Octopus and Not Only

Off the coast of Tuscany, the island of Elba offers scenic majesty and seafood enticements.

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Snails Entice Near Bevagna

Don’t miss joining the locals in eating at a sagra while here. And if snails intrigue, don’t miss this one near Bevagna.

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Macerata for Opera..and More

If you are opera-lovers, don’t miss the Macerata Opera Festival in July and August. And we know where you can stay…

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A Recipe: Pesto with a New Twist

Pino’s goat cheese gives a new twist to this summertime pesto recipe.

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La Bandiera:  the Edible “Flag” of Umbria

Part of the pleasure of travel in Italy is the savoring of the delectable local foods. Don’t miss la bandiera while here in Umbria. Our “flag.”

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Sagra:  a Highlight of Your Umbrian Stay

Live Umbria and know the people while here, savoring the best in local cooking as well. Don’t miss an evening sagra

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A Sicilian Recipe: La Peperonata

Thanks always to PIno’s mother for having taught me to make la peperonata.

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Taste Umbria, Taste Umbrian Salads

Enjoy the many enticing tastes of Umbria when here……including our salads!

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