Tuscany is so yesterday. Why Umbria is the new place for Italian wine tasting

The Umbrian countrysideSo I promised some yummy tidbits from my recent trip to Umbria. So I'm starting with the wine tours....more

Rites of Spring in Italy: AROMA CUCINA

Rites of Spring in Italy: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/L17WGl The 'firsts' of many yet to come. We are exploding with sensory overload here in Umbria. The beauty, colors, sights, smells, are all extraordinary, and beauty matters (a discussion I've been having with a number of our artist friends). We feel so lucky to share this bounty with good friends. Just seems the right thing to do. ...more

Montone, the Palio & a Waiting Game: AROMA CUCINA

Montone, the Palio & a Waiting Game: AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/qboIs0 The winner will be announced late this evening in the piazza. Stay tuned! In the meantime, the del Verziere taverna & cantina will keep the masses satiated.  ...more

Montone Marathon: Festa Day 2-AROMA CUCINA

Montone Marathon: Festa Day 2-AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/pPjtUr Trumpets, drums, archery, medieval reenactments. Le sfida e iniziata: The challenge is on...with the three riones competing for the Pallio. Stay tuned!...more

La Dolce Vita Veloce:AROMA CUCINA

La Dolce Vita Veloce:AROMA CUCINA http://bit.ly/mxdxQ4 For those who don't speak Italian, that roughly translates to the The Fast Sweet Life.  All in a day (or so): infiorata (decorating w/ flowers) for Corpus Domini in Montone, a ride to the Ligurian Riviera with the top down, cocktails and dinner al fresco in Porto Venere, an early morning visit to the industrial port, and a maiden voyage motorcycle ride back home to Umbria.  Mamma mia, siamo stanchi!  ...more

Places We Love: Honest Cooking

Places We Love: Honest Cooking http://bit.ly/iJyzPv A fine Enoteca/Umbrian Osteria that you must visit if you're in this neck of the woods. Don't miss this joint!...more