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Visso, Marches Region Gem

Visso, not far from Norcia, merits a visit. Read why. Restoration will be needed following the 2016 earthquakes.

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Preci: Resurrection Needed

If you’re exploring the Valnerina area, do stop in Preci and learn about its curious history. Damaged in the 2016 earthquake, restoration needed.

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Castelluccio: Earthquake Ravages of a Hilltown Gem

Hopefully, Castelluccio will be restored in time for the extraordinary summertime flowerings. Earthquake damage in 2016 ravaged this gem.

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PITTORE NINO

You simply cannot miss a visit to the studio of artist Nino when in Assisi. Read about his colorful and whimsical masterpieces here.

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Assisi to Amatrice: Feasting with Friends

Solidarity for the August 24th earthquake homeless united family, friends and our apartment guests for a benefit feast in our Assisi farmhouse.

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Amatrice: Earthquakes and Spaghetti

The August 24, 2016 devastated Amatrice, mountain town of the region of Latium. Read how spaghetti dinners helped restoration.

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San Pellegrino di Norcia: No Longer……

As of this writing (late August, 2016), San Pellegrino, tiny hill town outside Norcia has crumbled due to the earthquake of August 24, 2016. A few memories of our visit there, late August:

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Abruzzo Monastery California Mission

Ever been to San Juan Capistrano in southern California? Did you know that the 18th-century Franciscan mission has links to a 15th-century Abruzzo monastery? Read more here …and see the photos of a memorable visit to this Abruzzo treasure with Pino:

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Pino’s Gifts to L’Aquila

The mountainous region of Abruzzo borders the region of Umbria on the southeast – and we headed to capital L’Aquila quite often during the two years Pino’s team restored apartments damaged in the 2009 earthquake. But Pino gave to L’Aquila far more than building restoration expertise. Read here about his gifts to L’Aquila.

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Stay in Our Apartments, LIVE Umbria’s Wonders

May is the time of festivals and the time of celebration: a celebration of Umbria. Join us!

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