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Umbria in autumn

Driving through Umbria to see a farmhouse we recently acquired, I needed to stop off and spend the night. I don’t like staying in remote places or large impersonal hotels when traveling solo so I picked an Inn with rooms…what a find. The Locanda del Molino is situated on the outskirts of Cortona…and has only a few bedrooms. Mine was large with a high ceiling an adjoining bathroom with a view over the small stream behind the hotel. The location of the Inn is perfect for discovering the back country of Umbria and the valleys beyond.

Locanda del Molino
Locanda del Molino
The room
The room

I ventured down to dinner, after struggling with the lack of internet access, anticipating a light supper and early bed. The owner who is also the chef immediatly came to my table and made some fabulous suggestions, which I had to sample. The Gnudi ( Gnocchi without the flour and made with a spinach base ) were sublime as was the fish. Meal finished with canducci and a local sweet wine – I slept well. The breakfast the next morning was equally amazing.

Breakfast at Locanda del Molino
Breakfast at Locanda del Molino

Do ask for a room on the back

Do expect to eat dinner in

Dont count on the internet !

Further into Umbria I drove to view a  farmhouse belonging to a friend, it is set in the on a hilltop with spectacular views  and the house is wonderfully stylish, the perfect place to spend a week or two.

Views of the Farmhouse
Views of the Farmhouse
The Vineyards
The Vineyards
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