an enchanted house: Palazzo Bourbon di Sorbello in Perugia

I’ve always had a fascination for old houses. When I was a child the Umbrian countryside was full of abandoned houses, castles, hamlets. Now they have all been renovated into anything from humble agriturismo to fancy spa retreats. My parents loved to picnic near old houses. If they were safe to walk into, we would even use the fireplace to grill sausages and bread for … Continue reading an enchanted house: Palazzo Bourbon di Sorbello in Perugia

from Umbria with chocolate

Every year around this time, mid October, I get vaguely annoyed. First of all it gets cold and wet for the first time after months of wonderful weather. It’s still beautiful all around, but one needs to get used to at least a sweater. Then, like every October in the last 10 years,  Eurochocolate comes to Perugia and so the traffic and a million chocolate … Continue reading from Umbria with chocolate