A Luxury Country Inn - Umbria

Wild Asparagus and Shrimp Pasta

Like most of the locals, we forage for the treats of the season or for specialties when we travel.  Maurizio goes repeatedly into the woods next to Genius Loci in March-April to pick the delicious wild asparagus, freezing copious amounts for use throughout the year.  While there are many great uses (omelette, bruschetta topping, risotto, in a light tomato sauce …


What Fun in the Kitchen

    Cooking together, cooking whatever strikes our fancy…is the utmost anti-stress activity!  Assembling and using only top quality, seasonally available and local ingredients, soothes the soul and lifts the spirits.  No cellophane packages, no cans, no jars to open…just washing, chopping, mixing, sauteeing – using mainly what our very own olive trees, vineyards, fruit trees and vegetable garden so generously …


…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 …


A Meal Fit for a Happy Birthday

 A Meal Fit for a Happy Birthday To celebrate my birthday, Maurizio, Mar, Jessi and I enjoyed an unforgettable meal at Antico Forziere – a meal truly fit for a queen –  truly fit for a Happy Birthday. homemade maltagliati in a cream sauce with beets, leeks and poppy seeds – a real favorite of mine a perfectly cooked, succulent, …