AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm

The ridge between northern and southern Umbrian forests grows the magical black truffles famous in many Italian dishes.   On our hike to the ‘ecotourism’ Bartoli Farm, it begins to rain as fog rolls in and covers the mountains with mist. ( Patrico sul Monteluco,  agriturismobartoli@yahoo.it) The farm is a working farm and is available for dining tourists and Continue reading AGRITOURISM – Truffle Farm

Impact of St. Frances of Assisi

The St. Francis Hermitage on Mt. Sabatio houses five monks who live there year around.  There is art and sculptures in the monastery, and an outdoor ancient altar on a wooded path around the mountain. The Hermitage had narrow small short openings for doors to help keep it warm in the winter.  There was one dining area Continue reading Impact of St. Frances of Assisi

Happiness is an Elephant

Numbers 12: 5-6 “Then the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud; he stood at the entrance to the tent and summoned Aaron and Miriam. When the two of them stepped forward,  he said, “Listen to my words: “When there is a prophet among you,  I, the Lord, reveal myself to them in visions, I speak to them in dreams.’”(NIV)             My greatest Continue reading Happiness is an Elephant