We’ve Moved! (For Now)

As you might have guessed, living in a yurt without running water in freezing temperatures is bearable for only so long.

We’ve packed our bags and moved to Umbria for the winter. Join us on our adventure by clicking here: Tales from Todi. Don’t forget to subscribe if you would like to receive an e-mail notification of new posts.

We’ll resume Postcards from Polebridge in late spring of 2013.


Todi, Italy

The Amalfi Coast

The thing about the Amalfi Coast is that it’s vertical. Very vertical. But it’s nothing less than dazzling, which is why we were willing to walk thousands of steps (no lie) to explore its beauty. Situated on the southern coast of Italy’s Sorrentine Peninsula, this area hosts the popular cliffside towns of Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, brimming with pastel-colored buildings piled one atop another. Read more

La Dolce Vita in Tuscany

Once an eleventh-century village, or borgo, the origins of Castel Monastero Retreat & Spa have been lost in time, but in the annals of local history the castle was first mentioned in 1044 under the name Sarna. Soon thereafter it was mentioned in relation to Berardenga Abbey, then as a military outpost against the city of Siena, and at some point as the country house of the well-to-do Sienese Chigi Saracini family, whose palace in Rome is now the seat of Italian government. Fascinating stuff for sure, and we savored every moment of the hotel’s superb service, the goose-bump views of the Ombrone Valley, and the treasured wines of the estate’s surrounding vineyards. Read more