Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Birthplace of Salami & St. Benedict

Many people come to Norcia as part of a religious pilgrimage to the birthplace of St. Benedict. I was drawn to the outer edge of Umbria, nestled at the base of the Appenine Mountains for other pursuits. I was here … Continue reading

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Neverending Wine & Cheese Party in Val d’ Orcia

Driving through the Val D’ Orcia is among the greatest experiences for a driver or passenger. The five towns of the area are separated by a soft, winding road that splits the landscape of vineyards and olive groves. Postcard views … Continue reading

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Stumbling Upon Pietrasanta

I arrived in Pietrasanta thinking at best I might find a good place to send our travelers interested in visiting Cinque Terre. What a found was a town that had so much more to offer than easy access to the … Continue reading

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Michelangelo’s Marble & the Best Lard Panini

This morning I was picked up by my driving guide who took me to Carrara to get an up close look at the marble quarries that support the town. Driving through Carrara you notice huge blocks of all kinds of … Continue reading

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