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The light shines on Umbria

Closing this Chapter

Well the time has come. We’ve made the decision to come back to the United States at the beginning of November and are closing this chapter for now. Our list of places to visit and experiences we want to have has only grown on this trip, not diminished. In the end, our dwindling funds make those experiences more and more …

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Incredible Cheese in Corciano copy

People Live Here

It’s no secret that we’ve loved Italy. I’m continually amazed that people live here – in these ancient beautiful villages, with this art, this food. But it’s the people that have made it wonderful and knowing that in and of itself adds to the specialness of this place. Jon talked about this in his last post on Umbria, but I …

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Foligno Festival Cheese

Umbria baby!

So it has as usual been quite awhile since I posted…what can I tell you, I’m lazy. Jess and I have been in Umbria for 3 weeks now and I can tell you, it is pretty cool. For one, it is old; I mean really old. Everything around you has the better part of 3-4 centuries on it and some …

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Our HelpX Group

Our Work Exchange Part 2

We arrived at our HelpX stay almost 1 month ago, and life in Italy has been good. We’re doing a fine job of enjoying the dolce vita (sweet life) in addition to working hard and seeing a lot of what Umbria has to offer. This has been a great work exchange and we’re incredibly grateful for the experience. From Farm …

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Perugia Italy

Perugia Italy

The other day Jon and I had the opportunity to trade some work hours at the farm in order to spend the day exploring Umbria’s capital city, Perugia, Italy. Aside from today (at the time of writing) it’s been a bit rainy, so working out in the gardens hasn’t been the most enticing prospect. Our hosts are both artists and …

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Montecastello from our farm stay vineyard

A Farm Stay in Italy

Jon and I have been in our little Umbrian paradise for just over a week now. Aside from somehow getting on the bad side of one of the roosters (who now wants to attack me), our farm stay in Italy has been everything I could have imagined it to be. We are living in a beautiful 12th century stone house …

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