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A Visit to Allerona

Allerona is situated in the so-called ‘blessed’ triangle, as it lies on the border between Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. ¬†Here at Casa Le Crete we feel equally blessed to have this very picturesque town with it’s 388 inhabitnts located within a short drive. It is a pleasure to wander the small stone streets as well […]

Culture Shock

Culture Shock is this month’s topic for Dolce Vita Bloggers. There are many differences between living in Italy and living in the United States. ¬†Some better, some worse, and¬†‘some just plain frustrating’. ¬†¬†Italians (and most of Europe) sensibly respect the hours reserved for the daily ‘pausa’. ¬†This varies city by city and town by town. […]

Inspirational Woman

This Thursday, 8 March is the¬†International¬†Women’s Day¬†that celebrates¬†women’s¬†achievements throughout history and across nations. It is also known as the United Nations (UN)¬†Day¬†for¬†Women’s¬†Rights and International Peace. ¬†What a timely suggestion from fellow Dolce Vita Bloggers to write about a woman who has inspired me. Nilanjana Sudheshna Lahiri was born on July 11, 1967, in London, England, […]

A Small Gem in Orvieto

CicloStile is a very small shop (negozio) created by 3 talented craftspeople combining their¬†3 very different ¬†artistic skills into an eclectic emporium in a small hidden piazza off Corso Cavour. This ¬†innovative and imaginative concept is carried out by 3 like minded creative souls Massimo, Jade and Lidia and combines their 3 loves¬†bicycle and cycle […]