#IORESTOACASA We all look forward to getting back to normal. Normal for me will be when I know guests are on their way to the villa and that Daniela is there, waiting to welcome them. Paul and I have beenContinue reading... →
PRONTO SOCCORSO MEANS... "Emergency Room" in Italian I don’t remember exactly how many times I’ve been to a hospital Emergency Room, but I’m sure this is the first time the directions included the phrase “go past the bar.” But thenContinue reading... →
PUTTING FRANCIS IN CHARGE We followed our friends to our rental car at the beginning our short vacation together, feeling a palpable sense of freedom and relaxation. The source of our contentment was easy to pinpoint: we weren’t in charge.Continue reading... →
SAY CHEESE On our recent visit to Benano, Paul and I made a new friend — Alessandra. She’s looking forward to meeting our guests. She doesn’t speak a word of English, but that’s OK. I’ll give you a head start,Continue reading... →
WORK SPACES AND PLACES Until the open office revolution reared its ugly head, I never gave much thought to workspaces. Though unremarkable, my offices were always just fine. And then Corporate America became besotted with the promised miracles of openContinue reading... →
WAITING FOR THE BREAD TRUCK Every morning around 10:00, a white van pulls up to the parking area in Benano. The driver sounds his horn loud and long, then jumps out and runs around to swing open the van’s backContinue reading... →
KATIE’S ITINERARY FOR A WEEK IN BENANO I always offer to help our guests plan their trips, and I’m happy when they accept some help. And when my friend Katie accepted my offer, I was thrilled. Katie had agreed toContinue reading... →
LYNN'S PHOTOS One of the very best parts of having Lynn with me for part of this trip was that she’s a great photographer. These are a few of my favorites: Ann’s paintings: www.annjenemann.com TITLE Sub-title TITLE Sub-title FOLLOW USContinue reading... →
EASTER IN UMBRIA Thanks again to Lynn for chronicling our adventures in Benano! Easter is a big holiday in Italy, marked by a week-long series of events in every town and small village. DSC_0189On Palm Sunday, the small village ofContinue reading... →
A FAMILY NEW YEARS CELEBRATION Few things make me quite as happy as hearing from guests who love Benano as much as we do. With their permission, I’m sharing notes from the heads of two wonderful families who rented theContinue reading... →
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