A Room With A View

Here’s one view.

Italy 6.13 145And here’s another from across the room.

Italy 6.13 147That’s the village of Lugnano in Umbria, the heart of Italy.  The view is from our room at Palazzo Majo, a B&B that quickly became “My House in Umbria.”

Italy 6.13 154Brothers Joe and Mario, Scots of Italian descent, bought and restored the property.  Joe spent most of his career with Virgin Records; Mario is a trained chef and king of the “do it yourselfers.”

Joe and Mario

Joe and Mario

When Joe suggests a town to visit, a restaurant, a bottle of wine, or a certain dish on a menu, he knows what he’s talking about.  And the brothers make your problem their problem.  When we discovered the air conditioning didn’t work in our rental car, Joe found us a mechanic who righted the wrong.  (And Europcar happily reimbursed us when presented with the receipt.)

We had the place to ourselves the first two nights, and on the third, we were joined by couples from Scotland and the Netherlands.  The dynamic duo had us all on the patio for happy hour, three couples and our hosts, chatting away like old friends five minutes after the first bottle of wine was opened.

We visited old friends in one of the great cities of the world (Rome) and at the head of the Amalfi coast (Sorrento).  But I’m so glad we have new friends in a new place.  One of the most serene places I’ve ever seen.

Oh, to wake up in the morning, and open the windows and…(sigh.)

Italy 6.13 144

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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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6 Responses to A Room With A View

  1. Deborah says:

    I’ve been talking Italy with a friend who’s going in September. Now this. Gotta start saving the pennies.

  2. amyparmenter says:

    Ahhhh. A special place in my heart. I met Bruce in Tuscany. How could I not fall in love?? Thanks for the virtual visit!

  3. Elaine says:

    Was lucky enough to go to Italy in 2002, it’s time we visited again. Thank you so much for this beautiful journal of your trip.

  4. Linda says:

    Thanks for coming through with the pictures! I’ve never been to Europe. It’s nice to see it through your experienced eyes. Enjoy! Stay safe!

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