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The Essence of Umbria: Genius Loci

We stopped in Radda for gelato and a quick wifi fix, then drove back toward Umbria, excited about today's Slow Travel GTG.

We passed now familiar Bevagna, and in three Kilometers, turned into the driveway of Genius Loci, our country house for the night. Mary greeted us in the beautiful reception area, and Michael, the Inn's manager (and Mary's son) showed us to our lovely room.



The restored farmhouse has been lovingly recreated into an 8-room country inn with all the comforts of home! Everything is spotlessly clean with beautiful stone, tile, fabrics, and much attention to detail. Each room has a different theme. We were in the "Rose Room", which was tastefully appointed.

From our window (or the terrace) is this gorgeous view of vineyards and the typical Umbrian patchwork of farms in the valley:


Check out their website to see more of Genius Loci!


Comments (1)

Dear Palma and Brad,
How nice of you to post this coverage of our inn. We appreciate it so much and are especially happy that your brief stay was to your liking. I have become a member of Slow Trav and will try my hand at writing my stories and experiences. I feel inadequate never having done this before. Maybe I should try a blog, much like a diary, of reflections on Umbria and life here over these past 39 years. I will need some encouragment at first I think to help me overcome my sense of having nothing interesting to say.

The brochure for your scrap book will be posted this week. It is 8 x 8 inches in case you are already working on it and need to leave space.

What a great encounter ours was! All the best to you and Brad.


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