A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

A new Painting by Barbara Fluty

Inspired by the general ambiance of the near-by Umbrian hill towns and by so many of the picturesque details, from her own photo taken while visiting Spello, Barbara just finished this remarkable…and ever-so charming 24″x 30″ oil painting: to learn more about Barbara’s art or to inquire about any particular painting featured in my last blog post, do feel free …


The Trevi Sagra del Sedano – Celery Festival

The annual Trevi Sagra del Sedano Nero is always great fun.  Years ago, with the celery alone not drawing large enough crowds, it was decided to add roast sausage to the Sagra…and sure enough…the crowds came.  From the outside parking areas the delicious aroma of the roasting sausages permeates the air and leads the crowds to the main square. a …


Inspiring Expats in Italy – Part 2

Creating a New Life in Italy How many Italy lovers have dreamed not just about visiting once or twice a year… but moving to Italy and creating a new life for themselves here?  My guess is…a lot. How many have had the courage and resolve to reinvent themselves to do so? Not many! How many have done it alone, counting …