Don’t you think our salad from last night says it all? Last night we succumbed to an acute bout of Locavore Smugness as we ate our home grown dinner: salad, tomatoes, cucumber, green beans were all from the orto, the wine is from our friend Amerigo at Polidori in Umbertide, the percorino (sheep) cheese is…

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After years of very hard work and effort, the Hotel Fortebraccio threw open their doors yesterday evening and welcomed the town of Montone to a grand inauguration party. It was a marvelous event, so well planned and organized with tables of dolce, tons of delicious nibbles, a huge porchetta that was being devoured by everyone,…

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This is a public service announcement and breaks all rules of Italian event publicity. Italian rule #456/section ‘a1’ formally states: “All billboards and publicity for local events should not be posted until the last possible moment and should not include ALL of the following: time, date, location, or event description. It is up to the…

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