Postcards from Umbria

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...

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...

The market comes to Orvieto on Thursday and Saturday mornings.  There’s something for everybody. Vegetables, fruit, plants, and flowers Beans, nuts, and grains Fresh fish, lots of cured meats, and porchetta...

Antiques are all relative, aren’t they?  When I moved from California to Ohio, a friend reminded me that “things sold here as antiques are, further east, just old things left behind.”...

Lake Bolsena, a beautiful and surprisingly large volcanic lake, is a lovely 30-minute drive from Benano.  On one of my first outings this week, I went to the largest town on...