We are alive and very well in Perugia. I dont know if I can post photos from this “Internet Point” so words will have to do.
This is exactly what we love to do in Italy. Hotel Fortuna is on a relatively quiet street but right in the heart of the centro. It is perfect for wandering, looking in shops, having coffee, people watching etc. We had a very nice lunch at Altro Mondo, yesterday. Right around the corner from the hotel and full of locals–I had antipasti assortivi. They had a big table set up with several platters so I could try lots of different things. There were 2 kinds of prosciutto–the whole hams–I asked the difference and she said one was the typical and one was “cinta sinese”. I asked which was better (I am doing all this in my best Italian–niente male) and she said try both and see. I actually liked the typical one better. So now I know. I also loved the farro salad with little pieces of cantelope, peas and arugala in it.
We got some laundry done at the Onda Blu.
Our room has a great little terrazza with a table and chairs so last night we ate our salami from Norcia, with wine from Ascoli and local fresh bread. Ken really O.D’d on the salami and I think it will be a long time until he eats it again.
This morning the sun is out–it’s a beautiful day! I spoke to Barb (&Art) and we will gtg with them tomorrow.
Thanks for all the supportive comments!


Bouncing back in Perugia — 5 Comments

  1. Thank God, the sun is finally shining on you! I love Perugia and can’t wait to return in the fall — and I hope I get a room at the Hotel Fortuna with a terrace again. I had one last year and really enjoyed sitting in the sun at lunch and eating very cheap piadinis from a place a few doors down. Isn’t it great to have a bit of outdoor space to yourself?
    I don’t know the restaurant, the Altro Mondo, but I like the sounds of it and I’m definitely going to check it out.
    Hope you have a great GTG.

  2. Hooray! The sun is out!! I do hope it warms up for you soon. Glad you are enjoying Perugia. I stayed at the Hotel Fortuna a few years ago. I loved the location also. I enjoyed 2 wonderful meals at da Cesarino while there.

  3. Hi Jan, I have been enjoying your blog entries from Italy a lot. I’m glad the sun is out and you have a beautiful view from your room.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Jan, back from Florida and recovering from a cold but so glad to see you’re blogging! Keep enjoying your trip. I’m off to read your other posts.

  5. Thank you for all the wonderful descriptions of Italy. Perugia is one place that I have not been to yet, and that I definitely want to visit.
    I am looking forward to seeing the photos when you are able to post them!