Wednesday, July 18, 2012


During our Watercolor Retreats to Umbria we are nestled in the beautiful "green heart" of Italy. The rolling hills of the Tiber valley basin, the ancient terracotta rooftops, and the colors of the weekly market, make the local village of Gubbio a painter's dream.

Gubbio, our nearest burg is a "must see" especially on market day! A personal favorite, this sleepy picturesque town is easy to navigate, quaint and welcoming.

Sausages typical of Umbria

 Mmmmm...check out the giant chunk of Pienza!!

Cheaper (and prettier) than at home.

The perfect place to pick up jars of anchovies and tins of canned tuna!

Tourists are at a minimum here...just the way we like it.

The market has everything from bed linens to parakeets!

With students at the market, and in this case, students = mother and friend ;) ;) ;)

From the top of the Palazzo dei Consoli....

...I can never get enough of those rooftops and...

...the commanding view of the valley!

Next post:  Retreat at the Locanda del Gallo!! Ciao!

1 comment:

Maria Rose said...

Oh...I am swooning.

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