A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Fall Foliage and Baking – November 9

  Fall brings rambunctious, raging, riotous countryside colors…AND a wide array of seasonal foods which have been sorely missed for many months.  It also brings an irresistible desire to bake  – not only delicious breads…but also fall vegetables.  One of my favorites is baked cauliflower,  drizzled with Genius Loci PREMIUM extra virgin olive oil and sprinkled with aged pecorino and …


Sadly Unemployed

It has been since May that our baskets have barely been able to keep up, that our favorites (Little One, Pudgy, Mr. Slim and Big Guy) were never enough for the bountiful daily picking of endless sun-ripened, gorgeous, succulent fruits and fresh vegetables.   Literally aglow with the summer sun, they loved their job, always ready to work overtime and to …


…and Thank You, Reviewer Number 60!!!

THANK YOU, H and H for your generous words of appreciation as our 60th reviewer on TripAdvisor.  We were delighted to meet you and have you with us. “Full Marks” Reviewed May 30, 2013 NEW 5 stars “We were attending a conference in Rome and decided to tag on three extra days. Searched the Trip Advisor site and came across Genius …


From the Source

How honored Genius Loci is to be included in acclaimed San Francisco photographer Michael Lamotte’s  www.lamottestudios.com/ outstanding website From the Source: http://from-the-source.com Please take a look at Michael’s artistic black and white photography of unique culinary specialties from around the world.  His entry here is on the unique Sagrantino grapes and Maurizio’s excellent Genius Loci  Sagrantino DOCG wine that Michael and …


A Hesitant Spring

In late February / early March nature in Umbria struggles to overcome its winter period.  The warm sun does its magic as it attempts to ignore cold nights and lingering snow on the mountains.   Tender and so fragile moss “blooms” shoot up on the cold stones; cheerful daffodils and regal iris dance blissfully in gardens everywhere! Almond trees are a …


A Few of my Favorite Things – Part 1

Over the centuries, artists and writers…and more recently travelers and photographers have been enthralled, often mesmerized by the rare quality of light in Italy!  As promised several months ago to my faithful blog-reading friends, and after much consideration, I have begun to list a few of my Favorite Things in Italy.   I begin with Umbrian sunrises as seen from …