I have found out lately one must have thick skin to write a blog. I hope my readers don’t think I am always tearing down my town! A friend has recently told me I am guilty of this. I like to tell my tales and I like to be honest about my life here. I think most people appreciate that. Umbertide is, as I’ve said many times, a “real” town. So it has good things and not so good. But I love it for all of these things. It is no Disneyland. It is a slice of Italian life. 🥰
In my last blog I wrote about the difficulties our bars and restaurants will have in the newly restrictive Code Orange lockdown. I mentioned one of the bars in the Piazza, Cafe Centrale, and that I was worried for the owner, Diego, who had made quite an investment in his bar. I got my information from a friend who said he had talked to the owner who said he may not be able to manage on only day traffic. To set the record straight. It seems this may not be true, and not a problem for the bar after all. I’m happy to hear he will be OK and won’t have to close. His bar certainly brought a lot of life to our Piazza. I wouldn’t want to see it go. It is a class act. I want all of our businesses to survive this latest trouble. Now, I hope my friend tells Diego, that I wrote this.
Stay safe everyone. Andrà tutto bene 🌈
Thank you Donna. I appreciate that you like it. I do try to just tell about life here 🙂 Yes, we must all protect ourselves even more now. Be careful and stay safe.
Hi Nancy, I just wanted to say that I thoroughly enjoy reading all your posts. I like that you are “real”. It is, after all, your thoughts, your blog, and I don’t believe for one second that you would deliberately be untruthful, nor, for that matter, “sugar coat” anything. You keep doing you and we will keep following and reading! Thoughts and prayers as you navigate the current restrictions.
I will 2nd, 3rd and 4th the sentiments expressed so far. You’ve provided a real glimpse into a real Umbrian town and have left a very good impression. If our dream of having 2nd home in Italy comes true, it will be on my list to visit because of your blog. Thank you.
Thanks Leslee. Hope you are well. Someday you’ll return…
Wow a neighbor! Happy to meet you, virtually. And thank you for the nice comment.💕
I love your comment. I really didn’t think of changing what I post because it really IS a chronicle and I want it to be realistic. Thank you.
Hi Marjorie, thank your for the support!
I have not found your blog to be negative about Umbertide. Actually, it is just the opposite. It shows your love of this beautiful and magical place and the Italian people who make Umbertide their home.
Nancy, I, for one, appreciate your candor about life in Umbertide and Umbria. As new homeowners just outside of Umbertide, I have learned a lot of important things about the town and the area from your blogs. I, too, love Umbertide, even if it’s not perfect.
Hi, Nancy. The world doesn’t need anymore blogs that make life sound like Disneyland. Reading the positive and sometimes not-so-positive aspects of your life in Italy is authentic and therefore more interesting. Keep it up.
Keep reporting village life in these tumultuous times. Who knows what will happen in days, weeks and months ahead?
Thank you so much Matthew. I told my friend that I get positive comments about Umbertide…and here is one now! 💕
Hi Nancy – Please do not be discouraged. I think you make Umbertide sound wonderful, in fact I frequently browse property listings there now, primarily because of your blog. People are often misunderstood, despite good intentions. Keep your chin up and keep posting!!