Bella Bevagna

Posted: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Tips, Travel Writing


Where the heck is Bevagna? — Tim Jenkins, responding to my text that we had arrived Four of us were being driven from Rome’s Fiumico airport towards what would be our home away from home for a week in Cannara, just outside of Assisi, in Umbria. We were tired, and it was only 9:30 in […]

Gone Umbrian

Posted: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories


The traveler who has gone to Italy to study the tactile values of Giotto or the corruption of the Papacy, may return remembering nothing but the blue sky and the men and women under it. — E.M. Forster As you read this, I am somewhere in Umbria — “the green heart of Italy” — with […]

Seeing Red

Posted: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | Category: Travel Stories, Travel Writing


One of the essential skills for a traveler is the ability to make a rather extravagant fool of oneself. — John Flinn What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in Italy on the first day of your vacation? The choices are clear: from where we are, we can go to any of […]