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“An Enchanting Place” in the Assisi Countryside

Date: April 7, 2020 - categories: , , - 1 Comment

“We head home with the starry sky of this enchanting place in our eyes and in our hearts….and above all, the true cordiality of Anna made this vacation unforgettable. To travel is above all, to meet people and how lucky we have been!!”

Rossella, mille grazie once again for your note to us the day you left here in late December, 2019. I was thinking about you and Sergio, little Davide and all the family……..

Rossella, Sergio and family in front of our apartment, Casa Nuova, December 26, 2019

…..as I was passing our rental apartment where your family spent last Christmas….

……. on my way to visit our goats.

These days, I often start the morning, with a visit to our goats: I have lots of time to drop by, feed them fistfuls of fresh grass…..

….and take photos of the newborn kids.

These “goat visits” certamente ward off any CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack).

Davide, how I wish you were here to join me. I have fond memories of you feeding the goats….

……and Pino lifting you up near their manger so that you could see them munch their hay:

I remember the day you all left, Davide, and how you stopped with Michele and Rosaria to bid “arrivederci” to our goats.

Our Maremanno shepherd, Lamone, raised his paw to you at your good-byes as if begging you to stay:

I missed a photo of you with the cat, Miga, the day you left…but thanks for sketching her in our guest book:

May we all connect again one day, post-lockdown.

And until then, a few photos to bring back memories of bellissima Umbria and your stay here with us:

Click here to read about – and see! – our rental apartments in Assisi and in the countryside

Read here about the adventures of our apartment guests

Read here about culling the wool of our cashmere goats – a perfect coronavirus distraction

Read here about Pino’s goat cheese

Read here about newborn kids as a coronavirus distraction for us

Read about a tasty Pino recipe as a coronavirus distraction

Read about Assisi acquaintances now producing protective masks, rather than high-end cashmere.

Read here about a snowy day in Umbria during our coronavirus lockdown

Cook away a possible CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack) with this simple recipe for a buonissima pasta dish

Click here for an easy, tasty recipe

Click here for another easy recipe to ward off CPA

Click here for a recipe of Pino’s mamma, Signora Vincenza (also helps ward off CPA)

Click here  for another “coronavirus lockdown” recipe

Read here about an outdoor market visit to ward off a CPA (Coronavirus Panic Attack)

Click here to read about Novella’s vegetable stand during the coronavirus lockdown

Read about how reflecting on Van Gogh helped me see the beauty all around – in simple, insignificant objects

Click here to read about – and see! – a favorite Orvieto eating spot (to ward off CPA)

Read about – and see! – Assisi during coronavirus lockdown

Read about a Pino feast on March 8th as coronavirus distraction 

Click here to read about March 8th – as a coronavirus antidote

Peppa is always perfect distraction from a CPA

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