Much of northern Italy and various areas of the country
has been seeing are still receiving a lot of rain these days, but so far so good in the land of black truffles and other delicacies. We’re just south of Lake Trasimeno, and not far from this ancient border (photo below), that, way back then, divided the Duke of Tuscany and the Papal State of Umbria. Of course the Pope’s tower is the higher one on top of the hill.
La Mezzaluna fra Le Mura. The place we’re renting is one of several self-catering apartments in an agriturismo/farmstay surrounded by olive trees. Even the pool sits in the middle of an olive grove! Wonderful hosts, generous continental breakfasts and excellent home-cooked meals (pick and choose from a daily menu) are the real perks of this family-run property. It’s so farm-fantastic that we even save our apple peels to feed the pigs (by that I’m speaking of the Suidae family and not the dynamic duo) every morning. Highly recommend!