A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

May 2016 View from Genius Loci Country Inn

10th Anniversary Celebration

As Genius Loci celebrates its 10th season, I have enjoyed pouring through old photographs and am so very pleased to share visual moments of and some thoughts from this amazing adventure. Even with our clear vision for an inviting inn, anchored in but not limited to, Umbrian tradition (its rural setting,  antique building materials, architectural details, no-fuss furnishings, and colors), reaching our …


Introducing Author Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

one of my favorite authors: Wallis Wilde-Menozzi The Other Side of the Tiber I have been an ardent fan of accomplished author Wallis Wilde-Menozzi since reading in 1997 her fascinating Mother Tongue, An American Life In Italy.   Those of you with whom I have been fortunate enough to engage in conversation  know that it is one of my all-time favorite …


“The Road Not Taken”

“Two roads diverged…” From the very first time I read the poem, “The Road Not Taken” in high school, it became a favorite.  I remember discussing the different possible interpretations in class, each of us influenced by our personal experiences up to that long-ago and ripe age of 16. As Mar grew up we shared our Poetry Hour and often …