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...

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...

Two and a half years out of a perfectly wonderful career at Procter & Gamble, I still find myself mildly unsettled without a real job description (let alone quarterly goals, success measures,...

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...

I brought a heavy load of supplies for Rocca di Benano’s 2012 rental season, so my (and everyone else’s) favorite driver Francis picked me up at the airport and drove me...