Corona virus 36

139,422 positives in Italy. Up 2.4%. 17,669 deaths.
1,289 positives in Umbria. Up 2%. 50 deaths total.
Still dropping.

419,975 cases in the US. 14,262 deaths.

I am sad. We ordered wine from our friend and Enoteca Wine Club owner, (formerly a restaurant, before this pandemic), Patrick. He drops the wine at our house. He told Luther he thinks he will be shutting down his business. He can’t afford to stay closed until June, which is best case scenario right now. He just can’t survive by selling wine. I have such good memories of many lunches and wine tasting dinners there. I would hate to see it end. I fear for our friends who own places, and I am sad for our town. And all the towns everywhere… To lose all these places is discouraging to say the least.

But on the better news side, Corriere della Sera had more information on the transition. Of course nothing is set yet but here’s what they are thinking about.

April 14 is the day after Easter and called Pasquetta here. It has always been a big holiday…Easter is past and Lent is done and it’s time to party. Traditionally with a picnic outside. Anyway, April 13 was the time for the government to reassess our situation here. They are thinking of letting some stores and businesses open on April 15. Things like pasticceria, clothing shops, stationary stores, farm stores, gift shops were mentioned as allowed to open. One customer at a time.

Then on May 4 they talked of the Italian government reassessing by region the restriction rules. I would hope, a region like Umbria, would be more able to allow more movement since we have few cases per capita.

Finally, on May 18 they will assess the situation in each region and will consider softening the travel restrictions based on level of infection in each region. The areas hardest hit, with the most immunities, and those which had less infection overall will be the most likely to begin to have relaxation of the rules. This may allow people to begin to travel outside their comunes. Sadly, there is no mention of when Bars and Restaurants will be allowed to reopen.😢

How will it be enforced? Who knows! But anyway. These are the milestones as they stand today.
Dinner last night was Chicken with Slow Roasted Lemons and Capers. It was quite good. It took some time to roast the lemons but hey! I got nothin’ but time! I served it with rice and green beans…I put the recipe under the recipe tab in the main menu.

I had my kitchen door open to the terrace. It is just so pretty out there at the moment. The terrace is messy but I liked how it looked. Temperatures are hitting around 70 now.

Jill said things up on the mountain where they live are really starting to burst. She sent several pictures but this one was my favorite.

Ciao for now! Stay safe, don’t let down your guard. 🌈 Andrà tutto bene…

8 thoughts on “Corona virus 36

  1. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Elizabeth. We miss you here. We know you got kind of trapped away! I fear for the face of all the villages and towns in Italy. This long closure is very heard for small places to survive. All so sad. I will tell Patrick you sent best wishes. I hope he can re-imagine himself for the future.

  2. Elizabeth Wholey

    Hi Nancy, I was so sad to read that Patrick may not be able to continue. If you see him, please give him my best wishes. I had a lovely lunch there in February. . . Would really miss them. Thanks for keeping us, who can’t be there right now, abreast of all the changes.

  3. Carlo

    “The terrace is messy but I liked how it looked.” — It’s not messy, it’s Italian! 🙂

  4. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Stephen. Everyone is wondering what will happen that’s for sure. When will the airlines start flying etc. I think suspending is a good idea. We’ve had to cancel all our plans too. Crossing fingers for us all…stay safe..

  5. Nancy Hampton Post author

    Hi Sally, up at the top of the page there are several items across above the sunflower banner (Home, About us, Contact, etc). One is recipes. Click and there’s a drop down with a few recipes. Hope you like it! I loved the roasted lemon with the picante pepper flakes!

  6. Stephen Stamps

    Thank you Nancy for your updates/info. We have temporarily suspended our “scouting” trip this summer until we see how travel issues develop. For sure when feasible, we will be in Italy (Umbria /Abruzzi) to research homes, enjoy the Lifestyle & at the same time do a bit to help the local economy. Obviously there will be changes – as there will be here in Miami – but hopefully not too destructive.

  7. Sally

    Hi Nancy I’m looking under the menu and I am not finding a place for recipes what am I missing I want to make your lemon roasted chicken.

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