By Alexandra Redisch on Isola Maggiore: Once upon a time there was a convent. This convent was very old and tired, its walls were falling down and the roof had many holes. The convent was sad because no one lived there anymore. And it was used to having many occupants:..
By Alexandra Redisch at Lago Trasimeno: Last April I found myself in a palazzo in Umbria, listening to enthusiastic Hannibal scholar, professor Giovanni Brizzi. He walks me through the epic battle that played out on the banks of Lake Trasimeno more than two thousand years ago. This is where the Roman army met the fearsome Hannibal of Carthage, in what is probably the most successful ambush in military history.
By Alexandra Redisch in Narni: Civitas Narniae, the Romans called it. Narnia, C. S. Lewis called it. He named his imaginary world after the town in central Italy. Narni then, is the real Narnia.
By Alexandra Redisch in Umbria: Hello there, Alex here - again. During my recent visit in gorgeous Umbria, we stopped off for lunch at Agriturismo Il Mandoleto - a farm with apartments and a restaurant near Perugia. It was hands down one of the best meals I've ever had.
By Alexandra Redisch in Perugia: How to make chocolate? Easy; you slice, melt, pour. Then you mix the filling: cream, butter, lemon peel, white chocolate and Limoncello. Mmm... Limoncello...
By Alexandra Redisch in Assisi: See the storm clouds? The weather is about to take a turn for the worse, and I'm one of the lucky few who gets a bird's eye view of Assisi.