A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Wild Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta

Like most of the locals, we forage for the treats of the season or for specialties when we travel.  Maurizio goes repeatedly into the woods next to Genius Loci in March-April to pick the delicious wild asparagus, freezing copious amounts for use throughout the year.  While there are many great uses (omelette, bruschetta topping, risotto, in a light tomato sauce …


Mesmerizing Magnificent Memling Mostra

   HANS MEMLING  Actually, hyperbole (sublime, unforgettable, splendid, fantastic)  more than simple alliteration would better suit this remarkable exhibition! Hans Memling belongs among the most important painters of the Flemish primitives. There is an exceptionally large number of his panels that have been preserved. This includes some one hundred altar pieces, devotional triptychs and diptychs and around 30 subtle, idealised …


47° Wedding Anniversary

 at the low-key, rustic Locanda del Rovicciano   note the 1600s original terracotta floor  a cozy table by the fire, welcomed with a chilled glass of Prosecco  perfectly toasted bruschette with black leafed cabbage, Sienese lardo and liver patè  paper-thin pasta homemade ravioli with roasted fennel and leek filling served with burrata and honey dried tomatoes  the house wine: a …