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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, […]

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Our First Vintage

This year we returned to Italy earlier than usual.  That meant cooler temperatures and more wood burning fires in the evenings.  However, the briskness in the air  did not stop us from hosting family and friends and sharing the unveiling of our 2016 wine.  Even though it will benefit from two additional months in the […]