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 …


A Medieval Festival in Bevagna

  June is a magical month at Genius Loci:  we are surrounded by endless fields of stately, majestic sunflowers, the days are long with balmy evenings…and just down the road, Bevagna is alive and abuzz with one of Italy’s most highly acclaimed and marvelous festivals.  Il Mercato delle Gaite runs for 10 days in the second half of June. This period …


A New Year’s Eve Day Surprise

  Snow is rare and has gone missing for several years.  High temperatures below 32° F are front-page news…but a near whiteout with freezing winds is unheard of!  Unlike our little Virgola, let’s hope the olive flies have no winter sweaters! HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR FRIENDS OF GENIUS LOCI


Crimson and Gold at Genius Loci – November 7-14, 2014

Meet the Mighty Ten Crimson and Golders 2014:  (from the left – Michelle, Dan, Deb, Lynette, Lou, Julie, Mark, David, Jolie and Becky)                celebrating a very special day with prosecco at breakfast            the romance of  ”roasting chestnuts on an open fire…”               …


Jolie Gordon – Photographer

Jolie Gordon – a new member of the Genius Loci family                courtesy of Julie Thomas                                    Jolie Gordon – a new member of the Genius Loci family “Art is the expression or application of human creative skill …


The Abbey of Sassovivo

Years ago I posted an entry entitled “In My Backyard” to my former blog in which I mentioned the never-ending thrill of having so many magnificent places and so much world-class art in my backyard.  No entry ever received more comments!  The essence of the comments was “Do you get used to it, does it lose its magic?”.  While looking …