Postcards from Umbria

At home in Ohio, my life can be a hot mess — I run too fast without ever catching up, desperately chasing efficiency and accomplishment. In precious moments of clarity, I...

Antiques don’t particularly excite me, yet I love the Arezzo Antiques Fair. I planned this trip around a visit to the Antiques Fair, even though it meant shaking off jetlag and jumping...

This post is another wonderful guest’s answer to the ever-popular “what would a week at Rocca di Benano be like?” question. I like his answer, particularly the “discovery” of Anguillara Sabazia on...

Many thanks to our good friends Kris and Ellen for visiting Benano — and special thanks to Kris for writing this post about our visit with Chef Lorenzo at Ristorante Zeppelin in...

For a pleasant day trip from Benano, I’m always happy to take a drive around Lake Bolsena. There are any number of wonderful ways to circumnavigate the lake. Here’s a description of how...

Thanks again to Lynn for chronicling our adventures in Benano!  Easter is a big holiday in Italy, marked by a week-long series of events in every town and small village. On...

I asked my friend Lynn to write this post based on her recent experience coming to visit Benano. Traveling by train while jet lagged in a foreign country may seem like...

I’m lucky to have company on this trip, and lucky to have friends who write blog posts.  My friend Aileen contributed this: I’m not sure if it’s my love of yarn...

We love collecting travel tips from our guests. Some of our favorite guests told us that one of the highlights of their stay at Rocca di Benano was their visit to...

I wish a truckload of fresh fruits and vegetables would pull up to our front door in Cincinnati every week. A note for our guests: this truck arrives on Thursdays around...