Umbria Villa Rental: Fattoria del Gelso

An eight-bedroom former agriturismo makes for a terrific base for visiting Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco and more. The American owners also run jazz, food and wine tours from the villa rental.

A Day of Truffles in Umbria

This is the second time I have had the chance to go truffle hunting – everyone should experience it. The first time was in Piedmont. I won’t even get into the rivalry over Piedmont vs. Umbria truffles. Our truffle hunter (tells you something about me that I can’t remember his name but remember the dog’s name!) and his dog Asia …