I would like to thank all the people that have checked in on me since I have not posted for a while. I am just fine and Zoe and I are still enjoying our “nuova vita.”
We have been doing lots of traveling around Italy and I would like to share our adventures with you.
I thought I would start with the beautiful medieval walled village of SPELLO in Umbria. I always struggle with my feature picture wanting it to represent the post. I couldn’t resist putting this picture of Zoe from the bed in our apartment in Spello.
This is such a charming place you feel like your at Disneyland. Spello is decorated with an abundance of flower pots. Flowers are on the balconies, in front of the doors, on the walls….everywhere. The town is famous for its flower festival called INFIORATE di Spello organized to celebrate the Corpus Domini feast. Every year on the ninth Sunday after Easter.
Everyone in town takes part and are very proud of their town. It attracts many people so I decided to go when it wasn’t so crowded.
Everywhere you look there is a narrow street calling for you to enter.
The village is surrounded by a wall with an impressive gate, Porta Venere (Venus) flanked by two towers.
This was the far end of Spello overlooking the valley.
Its not a large place but it’s packed with beautiful things to look at. We stayed for three days maybe longer than you need to see everything. You can use it as a base to visit Assisi and Orvieto.
There was no lack of restaurants and besides good food they were really pretty making use of the great stone you see everywhere. La Cantina was one of my favorites.
Seafood pasta at its best
I very seldom order desert but could not pass on this. Chocolate and mint
This place likemodt places I go inItaly are Zoe friendly and she had her own chair.
I recommend visiting Spello and the towns in Umbria. It is really a treat to get off the tourist trail And explore the heart of Italy.
Nice post, Sally. It looks like Spello cast a spell on you!
Actually Victor every where I go in Italy casts a spell.
Good to hear from you Sally, nice post!
Thank you Danny it’s good to post again. Much more to come.
Umbria is my favorite area of Italy. You’re so blessed to be able to travel so freely with a loving, and amusing partner.
Great to hear the two of you are well and getting around to such beautiful places. Thanks so much for sharing!
Simply beautiful! So nice to hear from you and see the lovely pictures.
Hi Sally, I’m a travel journalist and playwright, living happily near Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
I adore your wonderful website and have fun following you and Zoe around Italy.
My background is Italian…my mother’s name was Maria Juliana Magdilana Teresa Riello!
Next week in Miami, my first play will be performed and I’m so excited.
Keep sending us your wonderful photos and write more about your adventures.
Former Sharon Spence Lieb, Travel Journalist, Google me!
Thank you so much for your encouragement.i wish you great success with your play.
Hi Sally…I’ve missed you and your travels with Zoe. I just got back from Atlanta and thought of you often and our dinners together…nothing like anything in Umbria, right? Business is still good and fun for me.
I am happy to be back. The only think I miss about the Atlanta show is dinner with friends
I’m so happy to learn that you’re well and still getting around. I’ve missed your postings. Is it my old eyes or have you adjusted the type color to a very light (too light?) color. Please do keep in touch.
I will try to change the type color thank you.
Thanks Sally for the post, I really enjoying reading them and seeing pictures of your travels and esp with Zoe. I’m so happy that a lot of the places you visit are dog friendly. I wish more places back here in the States would be more open to that as well. I also observed in your pictures the details in the streets / walks with the designs in the stones. I’ve notice that before until today, very interesting.
Glad that all is well and that you are enjoying your adventure with Zoe. Thanks for sharing!
Good to hear you’re ok and still enjoying Italy.
I must add that your puppy is adorable. ❤️
Yes Zoe is the best.
Love your posts sally, and the pictures! Glad to see Zoey too!
Great post. I have many of the same photos from our recent trip. We are headed back tomorrow for one last day trip there. Might check out your restaurant. Thank you. Ilene
So good to see you are still exploring and taking great photos to share with your fans.
Keep up the great posts.
Thank you so much. I’m working on another right now.
I love your posts. You are creating your dream path in Italy. Kudos to your adventurous mind and exploration. You’re a doll for sharing. I appreciate your beautiful effort.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate that. It makes me smile to know people enjoy them. I’m glad I’m back doing them.
It was so good to see your post on Spello, Sally (I have enjoyed all your posts). We’ve been to Spello twice, both for day trips, and we love its flowers and charm. You really captured the essence of it. I love that Zoe can accompany you wherever you go. I was just in Amsterdam and had breakfast in a nice restaurant with their resident kitty. I wish we did more of that in the US!
Thank you for the nice words.