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Mandatory for Our Apartment Guests

Date: July 16, 2015 - categories: , , , - 3 Comments

Whether you stay in our in-town Assisi apartment or our countryside guesthouse (right behind our farmhouse), there are a couple obligations:

– you have to join us for a rural Umbrian dinner in our farmhouse

– you must accept gifts of fresh eggs from our chickens, vegetables from our garden – and now and then, dishes I cook up and want you to try

– you must let me introduce you as fully as I can to Umbria’s treasures – and that includes the people!

Our fruit, eggs, salads, herbs welcome each guest

Our fruit, eggs, salads, herbs welcome each guest

Marc and Therese join me for breakfast in our home

Marc and Therese join me for breakfast in our home

My husband Pino and our daughter Giulia

My husband Pino and our daughter Giulia

Therese intrigued with Deruta maiolica art work

Therese intrigued with Deruta maiolica art work

Marc, Therese join in a visit to Giuseppa’s farm, near Deruta

Marc, Therese join in a visit to Giuseppa’s farm, near Deruta

“Take home some of our salad,” Giuseppa smiles

“Take home some of our salad,” Giuseppa smiles

Giuseppa welcomes home and heart to all

Giuseppa welcomes home and heart to all

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Wait til you taste THIS meat! All raised by Giuseppa and husband Paolo

Wait til you taste THIS meat! All raised by Giuseppa and husband Paolo

Giuseppa wants you to meet her beloved grandson, Edoardo

Giuseppa wants you to meet her beloved grandson, Edoardo

You can’t leave til you ‘ve tried their homemade vino santo.

You can’t leave til you ‘ve tried their homemade vino santo.

Salute

Salute!!!

Paolo loves his wild boar dogs

Paolo loves his wild boar dogs

…and Giuseppa loves those rabbits

…and Giuseppa loves those rabbits

Connecting with our daughter-in-law Francesca in Orvieto

Connecting with our daughter-in-law Francesca in Orvieto

Marc and Therese, good to have you with us in our countryside apartment in May. And mille grazie for your comments, on your stay (come back soon!), Marc and Therese:

Therese wrote me:

“Anne, thank you so much for being our guide for the past four days through Umbria. Your house is beautiful, your family is lovely and dinner was fantastic! This has truly been the trip of a lifetime. Hope to see you for cooking again in Scottsdale!”

Marc put it this way:

“My wife and I visited Assisi and several other of the charming hillside towns in the province of Umbria, including; Gubbio, Orvietto, Spello, and Deruta with Anne. We also had the privilege of staying at her farm outside of Assisi in a quaint, comfortable and beautiful apartment in a one-of-a kind setting.

We have always toured with a guide. We have had several, and Anne is the best by far. Not only is she an encyclopedia of knowledge, she is always pointing out this thing or that and in the midst she interpserses her comments with stories, anecdotes and memories. Beyond this, she is so courteous and friendly that you get another bonus of interacting with other locals. We were even invited into the home of complete strangers to share in their local celebration and customs.

Anne is a treasure!”

Read about – and see! – the joy Giuseppa brings
Click here to read the comments of guests staying in our Assisi apartment, too
Read about – and see – other countryside guests we’ve so enjoyed
Click here to read about an anniversary stay in our guesthouse
Read about the Gubbio festival we took in
Read more about warm and welcoming Giuseppa near Deruta
Click here to read about the Deruta wonders Marc and Therese enjoyed
Read about the festa we joined in on in Gubbio
Click here to read about cooking with the Marc and Therese in Arizona
Read about “delectable Deruta” and feasting with Giuseppa
Read about rural cuisine and rural warmth near Deruta

3 Comments

  • jack and suzanne says:

    Anne your photos and comments make me miss Assisi and your exciting tours. We can’t wait to get back.

  • Anne Robichaud says:

    ..and hope to see you again soon soon soon in Umbria!

  • Louise Lockwood says:

    We are so thrilled to return to Assisi to stay in Anne and Pino’s wonderful guest house. Best month of our lives last August!

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