Travel Blogs from Bastia Umbra
... monks today. We returned to Assisi in the evening for dinner and then happened to find a chamber music concert in a small chapel. It was performed by members of the Assisi performing arts, a group of musicians from all over the world who come to Assisi for 3 weeks during the summer to study and perform. We heard a variety of music from Mendelssohn, Saint-Saens, Hindemith, and a piece for flute and bassoon by Villa-Lobos. A great day! Going to Montelcino tomorrow. ...
... each region we've been in has its own unique flavors, foods and ways of cooking. Every place we've been has made pasta differently. Today, she mixed all the ingredients in the food processor and very little kneading was involved. As part of the cooking class, Letizia also offered us a chance to go into town and do a food tasting at a small shop owned by some of her friends. We ...
... Assisi, about 3 hours north. We stopped for lunch in Spoletto, home to a summer music festival. We are staying in a lovely bed and breakfast about 5 miles from Assisi, with incredible views of the town. After resting a few hours, we're now off to have dinner and explore the town. Looking forward to a cooking class tomorrow with the owner of our bed and breakfast. ...
We woke up early today and did some last minute packing and cleaning. We ate breakfast then went off to Perugia, the capital an biggest city of Umbria. The drive took an hour and a half, and wasn't particularly nice, but I got to talk to you most of the way which was nice. We arrived at the hotel and this funny old Italian lady who kept grabbing me and Nims cheeks checked us in. It's nice and clean but the wifi doesn't work so great, but it's only for a night. After ...
We had a reasonably early start and set off into the town on foot 1.5 km away, in principle to see the basilica of san Francesco and to find a new pinic bag since the Extra Virgin last night had turned the old one into a rather a sticky mess... There was a market in the town but they wanted silly prices for anything we fancied and we quickly came to the conclusion that plastic bags were just as good.
Assisi was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking