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.


Umbrian Goodness: Recipe for Borlotti/Farro  Soup

When in Umbria, don’t miss the goodness of borlotti beans and farro.

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The Singing Washerwomen: a Tradition Lives On

If you’re lucky, you might see – and hear!- those “singing washerwomen” when you’re in central Italy.

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Marches Region Good Eating

If you’re wandering the bellissimo region, don’t miss a stop to eat at Ristorante la Marchigiana.

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From Colorado Cooking to an Assisi Farmhouse Stay

What joy recently to link up with Colorado friends staying in our Assisi countryside apartments. Good time and happy reminiscing of our times cooking together in Colorado…..

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Recipe for a November Day

If you’re in Umbria in November and see winter squash at the daiy market, you might wish to try this recipe.

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In Norcia, Black Truffles…and Not Only

When you’re in Umbria, don’t miss feasting on black truffles in Norcia.

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In the Marches Region, Astounding Restoration

Pino’s team took on an immense two-year project: the restoration of a 19th-c monastery in the Marches region. Complimenti, Pino and team!

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Rural Connections: an Umbria Highlight

When you stay in our Assisi countryside apartments, a highlight will be meeting our rural friends.

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From Wisconsin to Umbria, Rural Connections

Read here about the adventures of four women from Wisconsin, linking up with our rural friends.

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Rome to Umbria Links Relived

How good recently to relive my first links to Italy with old friends.

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