Firenze –unica nel mondo. I took a summer course in Florence after my first year of law school and it was love at first sight. I’ve returned several times since then, accompanied by an amateur Renaissance art historian, a/k/a my husband, who serves as my Cicerone, guiding me through breathtaking and often obscure churches, chapels […]
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Two summers ago, my family and I stayed at a lovely country inn called La Valle de Vento, just outside of the magnificent Renaissance town of Urbino. Perched on a hill overlooking the lush campagna Marchegiana, the inn is owned by a charming couple named Francesco, who manages the inn and on-site vinoteca, and Sara, who […]
Santo Stefano di Sessanio, host to the Let’s Blog Abruzzo conference that I’m attending in June (www.blogaway.org), is a quaint mountain village in Abruzzo that was largely abandoned when its impoverished inhabitants left in search of work in the years following World War II. In the early 1980s, a Danish developer launched Sextantio Albergo Diffuso, […]
An exciting day! A story that I wrote about my full-circle experience in my father’s hometown of Salle, Abruzzo is featured on the Life in Abruzzo website. Life in Abruzzo is a fantastic English-language website dedicated to the promotion of travel in the region. Please read my story by clicking on the link below and […]
Michelle DiBenedetto-Capobianco is a corporate lawyer-turned-private chef in New York. Restless in her legal career, Michelle began to spend each summer at her family home overlooking the Majella (pronounced “mah-yel-lah”) mountain in the central Italian region of Abruzzo where she studied real Italian cooking with talented home cooks and culinary professionals. Michelle now organizes creative small group tours of Abruzzo for visitors from around the globe.
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