Apartment Guests’ Adventures

Umbrian Stay Not Complete…without Peppa

  An Umbrian stay is incomplete without a visit to Peppa. And tasting her cooking means reaching the peak. Just ask Jeannie and Tony who enjoyed a two-month early springtime stay in il Nido Tranquillo: “Anne being here in your apartment was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Thanks for getting us settled into… View Article

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From Il Nido Tranquillo….to Our Kitchen

Judy, good to have you for the month of May in our Nido Tranquillo Assisi apartment and I enjoyed sharing so many memorable moments with you: the Assisi poetry-reading dinner for “the locals,” the astounding Infiorate festival in Spello, Assisi “treasures” (including so many of the people), pizza dinner out with us, a jaunt to… View Article

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Just a Few Days in Assisi – But Full Ones!

“It is a rare travel experience when you don’t feel like an outsider just passing through,” wrote Diane to me after her recent stay in our Assisi apartment, Il Nido Tranquillo. Her few days here were full ones. On her first day here, a full Assisi introduction as she joined in one of my guided tours…. View Article

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Our Guests Are More Than Guests

Whether staying in our Nido Tranquillo apartment for two in the Assisi backstreets or in our countryside guesthouse, our guests are more than guests. We like to welcome them into our family. Like Yolanda and Renee who just recently left. They joined us for dinner in our home, met all the family, shared in a… View Article

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Torta-making…..and Far More!

If you’re staying in Umbria, you won’t want to miss meeting Peppa – and if you’re lucky, maybe she’ll teach you how to make la torta. Click here to read about Victoria’s torta-making experience with Peppa.

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Cara Comes Home – to il Nido Tranquillo

  Assisi’s been home for me for almost forty years and it’s magical draw is not easy to put into words. Our apartment guests experience the magic – and some, like Cara, just can’t seem to get away! Cara was to stay in il Nido Tranquillo for just a couple weeks and then head to… View Article

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Finding Peace at Il Nido Tranquillo

  It’s good to know that il Nido Tranquillo (“tranquil nest”) truly offers the peace and tranquillity which many seek – and some need: like Gale who spent January and February here studying for her doctoral exams. She passed!   I heard the good news from Gale via email while in the US as I… View Article

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Peggy’s Late Fall Stay in il Nido Tranquillo

Peggy stayed in our Assisi apartment for two months and she joined us for dinner at our farm friend’s Peppa not long after her October arrival. A memorable evening for Peggy as her note to me shows: “Seems like my stay in Assisi will be full of once-in-a-lifetime events. Last night was one of them…. View Article

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Valerie’s July Stay in il Nido Tranquillo

I had to ask Valerie recently how we first met: “My mother has long been a ‘fan’ of your Italian Notebook stories and decided she wanted to meet you.” And she did – when Valerie, her lovely mother Marianna, her aunt and friends booked me for tours while in Umbria a few years ago. I… View Article

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Our Assisi Apartment Connects to “the Locals”…and not only

Kevin (from Massachusetts) just left for home after nearly a month in our Assisi rental apartment Il Nido Tranquillo (“the tranquil nest”) and his Assisi “last supper” was with us at our Assisi farmhouse -and a visit afterward to farm friends: not his only dinner in our home, not his only visit to our farm… View Article

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