Visiting Norcia, 'Pork Town' Umbria

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Exploring Umbria

Visiting Norcia, ‘Pork Town’ Umbria

Italy is a gastronomic paradise with regions dedicated to wine, cheese, truffles and hundreds of other regional products. But when Andrew learned of a town dedicated to wild boar, there was no stopping him. We were on our way to Norcia, Umbria – better known to us as ‘Pork Town.’

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Spello, Umbria, Italy

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Exploring Umbria

One of the many perfect views in Spello, Italy

Like most things in my crazy expat life, it all began with an email.

“Hello! I am an American who recently moved to Umbria with my husband, 3 children, and 2 cats. We are surprising my eldest son with a trip to Brussels for his birthday, and in researching the city, your blog came up several times (it helps that I’m looking for cheese! but even without, it kept popping up).”

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Sardinia, Italy

Searching for wildlife in Sardinia

Our final day in Sardinia, we wanted to escape to nature. The sun was shining, but it was cool and windy, so it wasn’t a day for lying on the beach.

Instead, we headed to Lago di Baratz, a lake and nature preserve north of Alghero. It looked perfect in our guidebook – hiking trails through the woods, a peaceful lake and plenty of birds and wildlife to photograph.

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This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Sardinia, Italy

Worth waiting for the rain to stop

Onto every parade a little rain must fall and, on day four, our Sardinian adventure got soggy.

Normally I don’t mind a bit of rain when I’m travelling. I just head inside to a museum, gallery or shop and wait out the weather. This was a bit of a problem for us however, as it was Easter Sunday and absolutely everything was closed.

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This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Sardinia, Italy

Bosa Beach

The sun smiled on us again on day three of our Sardinian adventure. We decided to head south and check out the city and beaches of Bosa. As often happens when travelling, the journey was even more beautiful than the destination.

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