A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Creative Energy – Part I

 Genius Loci reverberated with creative energy this month as a wonderful Australian group of artists came to capture the essence of Umbria.  Led by well-known, award-winning Australian artist, Trevor Newman  (www.trevornewmanartist.com) from Adelaide, the members worked individually in an array of mediums, setting up here and there wherever the views or subjects struck their fancy. Trevor, when not painting himself, …


Presepi d’Italia – Massa Martana

A  true highlight of this holiday season was the near-by, outstanding Massa Martana National Nativity Scene Exhibition:  along the main road which winds and climbs through the small hamlet (nominated along with Bevagna and Montefalco as one of “Most Beautiful Small Towns in Italy”) there were 25 “stations” (medieval structures which were/are normally in disuse) that served as “grotte” , …


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 …