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.


Liguria Enticement: Sublime Seafood in La Spezia

There’s a place you can’t miss if in the region of Liguria.

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Ah, That Simple Goodness of Bruschetta

When in Italy, don’t miss the many variations of bruschetta.

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Assisi’s “Gardens”: All Around You

Stroll Assisi from spring to fall and enjoy those “gardens” all around you.

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Near Perugia, a “Hot” Festival

Head to Pila, small town near Perugia, if you’re here in July. Take in their “hot” festival.

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Bolsena, Not to Miss

While I’m Umbria, you simply can’t miss Lake Bolsena.

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Peach Note

If you’re in Umbria in July, savor that peach goodness.

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Calendimaggio, Apex of Umbria in May

The highpoint of your Umbria May stay should be Assisi’s stunning medieval festival, Calendimaggio. Read about – and see! – the splendor here.

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The Joy of Apartment Guests

It’s always a joy to have guests in our countryside apartments. And even better if we can share together top wines and black truffles!

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Cheese, Please, on My Pasta

…and not just one type but four in pasta ai quattro formaggi. Enjoy the recipe. Buon appetito!

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La Panzanella:  Summer Salad Starring Bread

If you’re in Umbria in the summertime, be sure to enjoy the simple rural goodness of la panzanella.

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