Anne Robichaud

Anne Robichaud, Annesitaly.com & Contributing Writer

Artistic and Artisan Heritage of the Assisi Textiles

July 2021
“There isn’t a day that I don’t have a needle in my hand,” Antonietta told me as we talked about her passione for the embroidery of the punto Assisi (the Assisi stitch). She grew up with a passion for the punto Assisi as her mother created textile...


A Treasure on Piazza Filippo Silvestri in Bevagna

May 2021
L’articolo descrive il paesino di Bevagna a Perugia. Bevagna è conosciuta per due chiese che si trovano nella Piazza Filippo Silvestri: la Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo e la Chiesa di San Silvestro. Sul portone di San Michele Arcangelo, c’è una...


Gubbio’s Good Friday Living Medieval Street Theater

April 2021
Easter liturgies have incorporated early forms of performances and role-playing, varying from short text passages to long presentations, since the 10th century. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Passion plays grew into elaborate performances. ...


Assisi’s Monastero di San Quirico: A WWII Refuge

March 2021
Ironically, just steps away from Assisi’s Museo della Memoria, 1943-1944 which recounts the story of the salvation of Jewish refugees in Assisi in WWII, you will pass the entrance to one of the convents where many of the Holocaust survivors were...


The Symbolic Frescoes of Spello

March 2021
Una chiesa Umbra, in provincia Perugia, è un sito sacro molto bello. Anche se la data della costruzione della chiesa non sia certa, si crede sia del tredicesimo secolo. Un pittore, Pinturicchio, è conosciuto per le scene bibliche e storie sulle...


Terni: The “Love City” of Umbria

February 2021
Terni è la “Città dell'Amore” nella regione Umbria. Ha preso questo soprannome perché il vescovo Valentino fu martirizzato a Terni. Valentino è conosciuto come il santo patrono dell’amore perché aiutò un soldato pagano e una ragazza cattolica con...


The Lustrous Lustre Maiolica of Umbria

January 2021
The lustre maiolica in the Umbria region of Italy are treasures I hope everyone gets to see at some point in their lifetime. Maiolica is tin-glazed pottery decorated in colors on a white background. The most renowned maiolica dating to the...


Fresh Goats’ Milk Ricotta in Umbria

September 2020
We are eating late, late, late these nights. That is the only disadvantage to Pino’s goat cheese-making. He milks five of our 27 goats each morning and then again each evening during the last light of day when it is cooler. The goats give us about...


Panzanella piatto dei Poveri

July 2020
Thirty years ago, when we farmed our land, every farmhouse had a matera (a traditional Umbrian bread cupboard) in the storeroom off the kitchen. This bread cupboard was used for the storing of freshly made bread as well as the huge bags of powdery...


An Umbrian Swiss Chard

July 2020
Ingredients:  •  Generous bunch of Swiss chard with stems on •  3 Tbsp. Butter •  2 Tbsp. Flour •  ½ qt. Milk  •  Freshly-grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese, q.b.  •  Gorgonzola cheese, q.b. (or...


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