Postcards from Umbria: A quick take on Le Fonti and Il Tempietto del Clitunno
Archive for 2010
I feel very strongly about travelling in a way respectful of the local environment, history, culture and economy. These are the values of the Local Travel Movement, and I was very happy to contribute to their blog this week.
Traditional Umbrian bread. A taste only an Umbrian could love.
I’m so pleased to be a guest blogger this week at Casa Dolcetto’s wonderful Italian Reflections blog!
I was thrilled to be able to contribute to the wonderful Ciao Bambino! website, a great resource for family-friendly travel, this week.
The excursion which we propose here unfolds along peaceful dirt roads and small country roads accessible to all and offers out of the ordinary views of the woody eastern slope of Mount Subasio.
There are places on earth that somehow get to you, and sometimes it’s not easy to put your finger on exactly why. The tiny church of La Madonna del Bagno near Deruta is one of those places for me. I am charmed and moved every time I have the opportunity to visit, though at first glance you, too, may be scratching your head.
Sometimes you get the the point when traveling that you are restauranted out, peopled out, noised out. You just want a relaxed, simple meal. You just want to unwind in solitude. You just want quiet. Here are some suggestions for where to pick up your perfect picnic fare and the perfect place to consume it. With whom is up to you….
You will never make tiramisù better than mine. I’m not gloating, just stating a fact. You may as well make peace with it now.
As the first step in my new quest to visit all 22 of The Most Beautiful Villages in Umbria, I take a gander at Bettona (fittingly, as Bettona has kind of a goose thing going.)