Monthly Archives: June 2012

In Perugia! updated Sunday, July 1

Updated: This morning I found “my” cafe: Caffe Turreno. It’s just up the street on Piazza Danti. For 2 Euros, 10 centessimi: one brioche and cappucino. Plus, free wifi. I’ve uploaded some photos. The first is of Caroline at the … Continue reading

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Questa sera

We went to see Nila again at her wine bar, Bibenda. It is under the arch near the Piazza del Commune and Via San Ruffino, the heart of town. She has two little booths outside under the arch. She is … Continue reading

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Assisi: Day trip to Gubbio

This sight greeted us as we returned from our Gubbio day trip. Assisi is so beautiful. We are returning tonight to have a glass of wine with Nila, our new friend who gave us a wine tasting at her Enotecca … Continue reading

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Assisi: waking to birdsong

This sight greeted me upon awaking this morning. The only sound is  the breeze, the hum of bees, and birds. Letizia, our hostess, makes her own jams: wild cherry and elderflower, from plants that grow here.  I know it’s hot … Continue reading

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A Room with a View over Assisi

Unbelievable day. Once again, a miracle we found the place, with th help of strangers and our guardian angel. Caroline was an extraordinary co-pilot, reading the map and spotting signs I missed in my vigilance. Alla Madonna del Piatto (of the … Continue reading

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Sirolo

Today we drove to Sirolo, about two hours from Ravenna along the Adriatic coast. Driving in Italy is easy. The autostrade toll roads are excellent, and the signage for every city or town is frequent and clear. It’s easy once … Continue reading

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Ravenna

Ravenna is a town of bicyclists. I have never seen so many people riding bikes through all the streets, wearing all kinds of heels, talking on their cell phones, pumping their tiny children in front with no helmets. So, of … Continue reading

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