My husband, Pino, and I moved to Umbria, a region in Italy, in 1975, with very little money but a lot of determination and will. We wanted to work the land, experience rural Umbria. We rented an old stone farmhouse with a terracotta roof on eight acres of land behind Mt. Subasio which backdrops Assisi.
The road up to the house through our woods was impassable, after years of abandonment. We parked our old Gilera 150 motorcycle at the bottom of the hill and walked up with the