Local people

Sinalunga: Tuscan Cooking and Wisdom

If you’re in the southern Tuscany area, it’s worth a detour to a nondescript, rather modern town – Sinalunga- JUST to eat. Well, not “just to eat”: you’ll also want to meet  owner (with her sons) and cook, Angela, who dishes out wisdom as she dishes out the pasta. Read all about her here.

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Peppa, an Assisi-Countryside Treasure

When you stay at our Assisi apartment, we hope you ‘ll join us for dinner at Peppa’s, dear rural friend. If you’re lucky, she might be making cicerchie on her wood stove.

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Orvieto in December : What Magic!

If you’re in Umbria in December, head to Orvieto to rock out with the locals at Umbria Jazz Winter.

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Montone’s Woodland Flavors – and More

If you’re in Umbria in late October, early November, head to the charming walled medieval town of Montone for their celebration of woodland flavors. Click here to read all about the Montone festival

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Returning to a L’Aquila Favorite

Bordering Umbria on the southeastern side is the mountainous region of  Abruzzo. If you take time for exploration of the region, do not miss L’Aquila. And in L’Aquila, stop in at one of our favorite spots for lunch. Click here to read about one of our L’Aquila favorites.

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Sinalunga: Connecting over Tuscan Flavors

Sinalunga is not far from Umbria, just over the border in southern Tuscany. It’s worth a trip there just to meet Angela – and to taste the Tuscan goodness she and her family cook up. Read more about Angela, her wisdom – and her cooking.

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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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Easter Monday in Montone: Magical

If you’re on Assisi for Easter week, you’ll want to head to Montone. Read why. Click here for more on charming Montone

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In September, La Passione Reigns in Gualdo Tadino

North of Assisi on the road to Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino is perched on a hillock. If you stroll the town, you’ll find winding medieval backstreets, medieval churches – and even a feudal fortress. But the overall impression is a more modern one: right on a fault, Gualdo Tadino has risen from earthquake rubble again and… View Article

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Near Gorga, “Pre-Industrial” Goodnes

Push back the plastic strips hanging like colorful spaghetti (or fettuccine!) on the doorway entrance – but they do the trick, keeping out flies – and enter a cheese-lover’s heaven, the Caseificio Amici. Not far from Gorga, tiny Latium region mountain hill town, the Amici family – Giulio and wife Anna – raise three hundred… View Article

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