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Lady Mountain

Here we are, nestled in a crisp valley

bunkered by rows of apples, cherries, pears and poplars.

Here in a sun trap shaped by the mountains… 305 more words

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How to Be a Beach Bastard II: Chair Buffoonery

My very first post on this blog was about the inconsiderate, territorial asshats who stake their claim on a beach and KEEP it throughout their stay, even long after they’ve returned to their rooms for the night, so when you’re scoping for a place just for the morning or afternoon, or even for the sunset, you cannot find a decent spot whatsoever. 887 more words


Nature & Faith - Umbria experience # 4

Here we were, finally, to admire a nature show we wanted for so long to see…..

The Marmore Falls, extolled during the centuries for its beauty, appears like a roaming water column distributed on three drops. 1,039 more words

Coolest house on the block

My husband and I decided to get our house painted this summer. We live in an old Victorian, and the paint was all peeling and chippy, so it was time. 152 more words

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The Plateau - Umbria experience #3

It was a sunny and hot day, perfect for a ride in the mountains…..Our destination was the Piana di Castelluccio (Castelluccio Plateau) known especially for the lentils cultivated there and considered the very best …….Going from Norcia along the provincial road for Castelluccio we crossed the western side of the ridge from Mount Patino till the Canapine Forks, the historical crossing point between the Nera Valley and Tronto Valley, between Umbria and Marche. 202 more words

Visso - Umbria experience #2

We drove to the border between Umbria and Marche, to visit the little village of Visso….along the road that leads to the Sibillini Mountains…..

According to tradition, the first settlement was called “Vicus,” meaning “place” or “village,”  accompanied by the adjective “Elacensis,” “respectable”. 897 more words

Norcia - Umbria experience #1

This is the hotel we stayed in, the Grotta Azzurra (the Blue Cave) set in a 18th century building, and I have to say the atmosphere of the old times is still there…. 1,138 more words