Author: Rebecca Winke

Rebecca moved to Italy from Chicago in 1993 and shortly thereafter opened an agriturismo in a renovated family farmhouse at the foot of Mount Subasio near Assisi, Umbria. She spends her time taking care of guests at Brigolante Guest Apartments, writing about the lovely country she now calls home, and wondering what strange winds blew an urban vegetarian to a farm in Umbria.

    We found 4 articles by Rebecca Winke

    • Franciscan Umbria

      The world has a new Pope, one who has made history by taking the name of Francis - in homage to Saint Francis of Assisi - for the first time. There has been a surge in interest in this popular and beloved Saint and his life and work since the papal news, a…

    • Hiking in Umbria

      Umbria, with its undulating landscape, tiny hilltop hamlets, and isolated abbeys and fortresses, is a hiker’s paradise and yet not seemingly hiker-friendly. Though this region sometimes falls short in trail signage, itinerary information, and logistical s…

    • Umbria Underground

      Spring in Umbria, like in most of world, seems to be the season of unpredictable weather. The skies go from sunny to downpour in just minutes; plans of sipping a cappuccino at a cafè table while watching the world go by, or having a leisurely picnic on a h…

    • Umbria Family Holidays

      One of the benefits of visiting Umbria—indeed, visiting just about anywhere--with kids how they change the way we travel. Crafting a trip suitable for your entire family inevitably means adjusting (slowing!) the customary frantic pace and tailoring the iti…