Anne Robichaud

Anne Robichaud, Annesitaly.com & Contributing Writer

Assisi's War Cemetery: Leaving with Gratitude

September 2022
Assisi spreads out serenely on the hill backdropping the Assisi War Cemetery where over 900 white tombstones stand stalwartly in straight, evenly spaced rows; like the rows of the proud soldiers buried there who had once marched straight and tall,...


Orvieto: Art and History Abound

August 2022
L’articolo descrive i posti religiosi da visitare nella città Orvieto in Umbria. La scrittrice descrive il Duomo e la sua storia religiosa. Descrive anche la Cappella di San Brizio, dove si trova un affresco di Luca Signorelli, che si chiama...


In Foligno, Palazzo Trinci Lauds Nobility

August 2022
When touring Orvieto, the magnificent Duomo (cathedral) must be the starting point. The facade’s early 14th century marble bas-reliefs by Sienese architect Lorenzo Maitani and assistants, among other masters, are not only splendid adornment to the...


July Sunflower Splendor in Umbria

July 2022
The cultivation of sunflowers throughout Italy adds a joyful floral frame to the views of the medieval hilltowns. Farmhouses are accented with butter-yellow carpets while rolling yellow fields of sunflowers blend with their green borders.  A...


In Spoleto, Noble Splendor in the Town Library

June 2022
As you wander the labyrinthine medieval backstreets of Spoleto, you will pass many an imposing noble palazzo. Certainly, the elegant 17th century Palazzo Mauri should be a stop for bird-lovers and ornithologists. The building was completely...


The Spanish Quarter of Naples: Where Culture is Salvation

March 2022
I Quartieri Spagnoli sono una frazione centrale di Napoli. Fu costruito nel diciassettesimo secolo durante il dominio Spagnolo. Le vie piccole hanno dei murales che mostrano la ricca cultura neapolitana. Ci sono murales di personaggi  famosi...


In the Cucina with La Gazzetta: Farro Salad

February 2022
Ingredients: 1 ½ C. Farro 1 mozzarella, diced 6-8 Cherry tomatoes 1 Bunch fresh basil, diced Handful of olives Olive oil (q. b., “quanto basta” or “as much as is needed”) Kosher salt Other Potential Ingredients: 1 Can chickpeas 1 Can...


Naples’ la Ruota Degli Esposti

January 2022
When recently in Naples, I was eager to see more of “undiscovered Naples.” Our explorations started at the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata Maggiore.  The Baroque church was built in the 13th century by the Angevins then ruling Naples. In...


Naples’ Santa Chiara Cloister

January 2022
Queen Sancha of Majorca has certainly left her mark on Naples. Among other structures, she mandated the building of the Basilica della Santissima Annunziata and the double-monastic complex of the Basilica di Santa Chiara. Her husband, King Roberto...


In Montefalco: Treasures in the Church of San Francesco

December 2021
L’articolo descrive la Chiesa di San Francesco a Montefalco. La chiesa fu costruita nel quattordicesimo secolo. La chiesa è anche conosciuta come il Museo di San Francesco perché ci sono affreschi di vari pittori che rappresentano la storia della...


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