My love affair with Italy, and in particular Umbria,  began at the age of eighteen when my father took the family on a trip retracing his service there during World War Two. We were befriended by a delightful Italian family whilst camping at Lido Trasimeno (they spoke only Italian. Us only English)  but somehow we managed!  I will be forever grateful to them for introducing us to the REAL Italy and not the one usually experienced by tourists.  From that day on I was totally captivated and determined that one day I would live in Umbria.   It’s  taken a long time but at last I am realising that dream.

 

 

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Season of mellow …….

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Seasons of mellow. …….

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Bare foot in the …..

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