Category Archives: Umbria

A Weekend Trip to Casale Prato delle Coccinelle in Umbria

hand holding wine glass over Italian countryside

I grew up in California in two different worlds. There was my city life – where I could walk to the mall or hop on the bus to the beach. And then there was my country life – where the nearest supermarket was a 30 minute drive away and functional internet was but a teenage […]

A Day Trip From Rome to Narni, the Center of Italy

At Latitude 42.516667 and Longitude 12.516667, Narni claims to be the center of Italy.  The small Umbrian town piles on itself, climbing a hillside overlooking a valley. The town’s location as the geographic center of Italy is approximate. Another town is fighting for the title. But Narni has an even better claim to fame – it is […]

Day Trip from Rome: Spello’s Skinny Streets

We left Spello in a hurry. Rain clouds were hovering and the final stretch of road back to Rome was filling with Sunday traffic. But it only took a short amount of time to be totally enchanted by the small Umbrian town. Located a 2 hour drive north east of Rome, Spello is one of […]