2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 15

Miei Amici (spelled correctly this time!) — The students are all pretty much down with colds today. Because we’re all in this villa together, it often happens that if one person comes down with something, we all do. Nothing to worry about, though we did make a trip to...

2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 14

Ciao — Day 14 is here, and lest we forget at this halfway point why we’re on our Italian excursion, I’m posting some pictures regarding our classroom facility. That’s because this am where we learn. Photo 1 is of the Palazzo Anacaiani, built around 1650, taken from...

2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 13

Hooray! Here it is, the first of our annual cooking classes with chef Andrea Leonelli at Locanda Rovicciano, his incredible country restaurant just outside Spoleto. Andrea, formerly the head chef to the Italian delegation at the United Nations (he has a photo of...

2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 12

Buenasera again — And now we have caught up to today. When I got up at five this morning, it was raining, everything soaked. I made the executive decision to hold classes here at the villa instead of the all of us marching the mile into town down the mud road and up...

2014 Spoleto Picture a Day 11

On Sunday we took the train back to Spoleto from Florence, a rather dull four hour ride, and once we were at the villa, the sky opened up with a beautiful and heavy and cooling rain (photo 1, just before the whole thing came down). Later, when the rain eased up, a few...
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