Brigolante Guest Apartments

Blog

Archive for the ‘Rebecca’s Ruminations’ Category

Italy Roundtable: Finocchi Rifatti al Pomodoro

For our March Italy Blogging Roundtable, we threw a party! We were joined by fellow blogger roundtable COSI and talked about “authenticity”.

Italy Roundtable: Lost at the Table

At this month’s Italy Blogging Roundtable, we all get a little lost…lost in translation, that is…along with our new roundtable member: Michelle Fabio from Bleeding Espresso!

The Torta al Testo Taste Test

A head-to-head or, ahem, testa-a-testa comparison of three different recipes for one of Umbria’s most ubiquitous flat breads: torta al testo. A special guest post by Jennifer McIlvaine of Life…Italian Style!

Italy Roundtable: The Hardest Thing

We tried. We did. We tried to quit, but we just couldn’t do it. We missed our monthly Italy Blogging Roundtable date too much, so I’m back with Kate Bailward, Jessica Spiegel, Melanie Renzulli, Alexandra Korey, Gloria and to tackle this month’s theme: cha-cha-cha-changes.

Olio Nuovo: One for the Bucket List

One of the foundations of Italian food, at least from central Italy and continuing south, is olive oil.

Sustenance: A Satisfying Guide to Food Traditions in the Upper Tiber Valley

There is no greater joy than receiving a book in the mail. Unless, of course, it turns out to be such a gem of a read that you find yourself thinking two things: 1. I wish I had written this book; and 2. I can’t wait to share this book.

Umbria’s Surreal Ideal City: La Scarzuola

A visit to this mind-bending “theatrical complex, with its adjoining sacred and profane “cities” which form a vast architectural allegory for the physical and existential journey through life, is a trip down a rabbit hole…

Of Hermits and Saints: The Abbey of Sant’Eutizio

A visit to the Sant’Eutizio abbey in Umbria’s Nera RIver Valley and a reflection on faith and patience.

From Chicago to Città di Castello: Arriving at Burri’s Abstract Expressionism

You can’t go home again, but somehow home finds away to tag along with you as you go on with your life. I’m in Umbria now, but my hometown still influences my tastes in art (and all else…)

Once More with Feeling: Finding Magic in Narni the Second Time Around

The last time I went to Narni, I went specifically looking for magic. I didn’t find it in the town, but in the enchanting (enchanted?) countryside nearby. This time, I went to Narni simply looking for a fun time. And guess what: magic.

Brigolante Guest Apartments

Via Costa di Trex, 31 | 06081 Assisi (PG) | Italy

+39-075-802250 |

P.IVA 01251450530

© 2004-2015 Brigolante Guest Apartments

All rights reserved.