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A “one hour lunch” at Casa Vissani

Our Italian friends Michele and Luisa invited us to a lunch event at the restaurant of one of the most famous cooks in Italy, Gianfranco Vissani.  It is called Casa Vissani and it is on the banks of Lake Corbara … Continue reading

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Pottery from Deruta

  Throughout Italy there are towns that specialize in pottery. One of the most famous is Deruta in Umbria near Perugia.  The great part of the pottery that you see in Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi is made in Deruta.  It … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Rome is full of famous palazzi built by the ruling families that became fabulously rich by having a family member become Pope. Some have become Embassies like the Palazzo Farnese which is now the French Embassy.  many have been sold … Continue reading

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Painting the apartment

The most important task we had to complete this visit was to have the outside of the apartment painted. The BBC is sustained by reality shows of people who go to Italy and other Mediterranean countries and renovate houses. Were … Continue reading

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