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Umbria is Beautiful

Looking out at the valley behind the Umbrian hill town of Montone.

Looking out at the valley behind the Umbrian hill town of Montone.

One winter’s day years ago when we lived with our children in the Italian region of Umbria, we were loading up our little car for a road trip to Venice. We told our Umbrian neighbor excitedly about our plans. She asked, “Why are you going to Venice?” We didn’t know how to answer. “Ummm . . . to see it? We hear it’s beautiful.” Her response? “But Umbria is beautiful.” Indeed it is, then as now. Read more

Juniors’ Year Abroad

Sarah, Francesca and Stephen in 1996 after we returned from a year in Italy.

Sarah, Francesca and Stephen in 1996 after we returned from a year in Italy.

When our children were young, we packed up and left for Italy. A year in the middle of another culture, we reasoned, would expose them to different ways of looking at the world. Maybe they would come away from the experience with the realization that our town in California is not actually the center of the universe. Maybe they’d hate us forever. It was worth the risk. So in 1995, we sold the cars, rented our house and said goodbye to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues. Read more

We Stumble Upon Martina Franca

This is how our trullo looked on the day we found it. We’ve since planted more olive trees and done some other things.

It’s the highest point in the Valle d’Itria, an impossibly beautiful collection of towns and countryside in southern Italy. It’s also our new (old) home. During our initial flirtation with expatriate life 17 years ago, our meanderings led us to this part of Italy that recalls a way of life fast disappearing. Read more

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