Welcome back to Gratitude Friday, a time of the week when fellow blogger Diana urges us to set aside a few moments to reflect on some of the things in our lives for which we are grateful.
Last week, my friend Mary posted about her feelings of gratitude for many wonderful guests that have visited her family's elegant country inn in central Umbria, Genius Loci. Today, I'm thinking -- with much gratitude -- of several wonderful days I spent there in June.
Genius Loci is in a gorgeous spot in the hills above Bevagna and Foligno, with Montefalco and Spello and Assisi all in sight. Mary's son Michael is a fantastic host, as manager of the inn, and her entire family really make guests feel right at home.
Each guest room was carefully decorated by Mary with beautiful antiques, like the large, curved wardrobe in my room, and lovely linens and very comfortable beds and bathrooms. Here are a few photos of my room, which was much more elegant and comfortable than these photos can convey.