A farmhouse in Umbria

Rooms to Explore visits an Umbrian farmhouse Our temporary Italian home away from home could have been in an upscale hotel – but it wasn’t. Its two spacious bedrooms, comfortable living room and full kitchen had recently been renovated. The antique furnishings,...

Umbria and its medieval gems

Discover Umbria’s hidden medieval gems In 1996, a book titled Under the Tuscan Sun recounted how author Frances Mayes purchased and restored an abandoned villa in the Tuscany region of Italy. The best-selling volume helped establish that area as a popular...