Off to Perugia for Eurochocolate 2015

(October 19, 2015)  The annual Eurochocolate International Chocolate Exhibition, held in Perugia each year, is one of the largest exhibitions of chocolate in Europe, and draws thousands of visitors to sample the wide variety of products presented by hundreds of vendors. Bill and Shelley Trowell, Paola and Leonardo and I chose a weekday afternoon and . . . → Read More: Off to Perugia for Eurochocolate 2015

A few final days with the Trowells

(October 14, 2015) Bill and Shelley Trowell are my friends from North Carolina, now also fellow part-time residents of Spello. We met nearly 5 years ago, when I was returning from grocery shopping and walking up the hill toward my home, and heard them speaking English. I introduced myself, and became their tour guide . . . → Read More: A few final days with the Trowells

To Manarola for dinner at Billy’s

(October 11, 2015) One of the highlights (whenever possible) when I visit with Pall and Birgit, is getting another opportunity to have dinner together at Billy’s, in Manarola. Now that the Via dell’Amore has been closed for some time after a rockslide, we have to take a train to the next village north, and . . . → Read More: To Manarola for dinner at Billy’s