Florence – The City of Renaissance

A two hour train ride took us from the wild countryside of Proceno, to the big city of Florence. It is a delight to witness the many faces of Italia. Here, the air doesn't have the smoky sweetness of pellet stoves I've come to love, instead the air is filled with sounds. Sirens, cars honking, … Continue reading Florence – The City of Renaissance

Pasta E Fagioli

A simple, hearty pasta dish Can be adjusted easily to be more like soup or sauce depending on your preference. Ingredients:Olive Oil 12 oz Small Pasta - rotini, elbows, ditalini etc 1/2 Yellow or White Onion, diced 1 carrot, chopped into small pieces, 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 15 oz can cannellini beans + aquafaba … Continue reading Pasta E Fagioli

What To Know About Visiting Proceno, Italy

Our stay in picturesque Proceno is winding to a close. We've been here for 30 days, spent a quiet Christmas and rang in the New Year with style. Our Homebase and hosts have been gracious, generous, and helped us feel right at home. Proceno, Italy If you're planning an Italian getaway and you enjoy the … Continue reading What To Know About Visiting Proceno, Italy

Exploring Wild Proceno

It’s been a quiet few days here. The calmness of Proceno is soothing. Even with a slight uptick in the holiday “traffic”, we see ten or so people in a day. My favorite hot spot so far, is the grocery store (surprise right?) with its tiny aisles, limited but adequate selection of things, and charming … Continue reading Exploring Wild Proceno

Releasing My Inner Nomad

Staying. It's never been my M.O. From the time I could drive, the open road and this wide wide world has called my name. Solo road trips and mountain getaways, were my greatest source of freedom and joy, second only to the horses. There are people in my sphere today who might be surprised by … Continue reading Releasing My Inner Nomad