Monthly Archives January 2015

Piazza Car Shows

Any weekend can see Bettona’s main piazza turned into a showcase for extraordinary cars. It happens at least twice a year and is always a wonderful site. I’d love to be able to give people notice of these mini-events but it really is the type of thing that just happens around here. Always something, right?
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July: Bettona in Shape

July Fitness Weekend: Bettona in Shape Join us for a fabulous weekend of fitness activities. Bettona comes alive with Bettona in Shape, our fourth annual celebration of all things fitness. Run, bike, kick box, spin, exercise to your heart’s content as the entire town is given over to the spirit of fitness. Half Marathon and bike race included. Go to bettonainshape.com for more information. Stay with us here at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca for easy access to all events. More info to come.
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June: Borgo Fiorito

June Flower Festival Join us for a fabulous weekend when Bettona decks itself out with as many flowers as we can. I make sure the front of Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca looks spectacular all year round but do go out of my way to make it even more lush with extra pots spilling over with blossoms. The main piazza too is decked out with roses and lavender, and much more. Events are scheduled throughout the weekend, vendors selling plants and crafts, and music in both the central and smaller piazze, and lots of things for families and children. Its a wonderful celebration with
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 Lois and Sam, Bruelle, NJ

Your palazzo has been the highlight of our trip. It was worth waiting 50 years for the experience. The day trips were wonderful. We especially fell in love with Montefalco and Orvieto. [We] can’t thank you enough for everything. Keep doing what you’re doing [because] it is all you.
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Bruno and Sally, Atlanta, GA

I had an idea for my dream vacation in Italy. It must be relaxing, stress free, serine countryside, a view from above, a taste of Italy without the hustle and bustle. You provided it all. You are a wonderful host and such a considerate person. Dinner was fabulous and the tours of nearby towns and meeting your friends were unforgettable. You truly made this holiday one of the best for us. We’ll be back!
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Jo and Confit, Atlanta, GA

We arrived announcing a need for repose in Umbria. We came, we saw, we rested. Michael shared a bottle of local wine and in the charm of the attic room we watched the sun pass over the valley changing the colors on the hills below. Asissi always in the distance. Perfetto! Grazie
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Johanna Van Hise Heart

A seriously great time! I can’t thank you enough, Michael, for a truly lovely week! From the moment we arrived you offered us opportunity upon opportunity to experience this amazing life you’ve both found and built in Umbria. Dinner elbow to elbow with Bettonese at the Sagra, cappuccino on the piazza bar, great dipping and swooping rides from one beautiful hill town down through vineyards and fields of sunflowers to the next. Above all, it was a joy to see Umbria through your eyes. What a fun week. Thank you. Your fan,
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