Crisp, sunny, clear. Early rise today, guys going to the beautiful Umbrian town of Todi to meet their tour guide meant I was up early to make breakfasts. Today the tour is of the vineyards of Montefalco, that beautiful town famous for its Sagrantino, robust elegant Umbrian wine. The guys are meeting their guide in […]

I’ve been busy, really busy and today in an effort to catch up I open my blog to discover 929 spam comments.  Now normally I flick through the spam box just in case a valid post or comment is mis-directed, but with nine hundred and twenty nine there is no way I am going to […]

Yesterday late afternoon I headed south from Perugia to the medieval hilltop town of Todi. Among other things, Todi is justly famous as being one of Condé Naste’s top twenty cities in the world in which to live.  Over the past ten years this has brought a new affluence to the town, some delightful boutique […]

For a glimpse of times gone by in rural Italy take a trip from Bellaugello gay guest house near Gubbio to Civita di Bagnoregio. A lovely drive through Todi past the lake of Cobara towards Bolsena takes you just over the border in Lazio to the ancient hamlet of Civita di Bagnoregio. Originally founded by […]