Two weeks ago, Via Umbria lifted a glass to celebrate the premiere of the six-episode travel series Dream of Italy on PBS. In the series (watch a preview of the series), host and Via Umbria friend Kathy McCabe visits six areas of Italy, meeting the expressive locals — chefs, artisans, historians — who are deeply connected to their land, carrying on and preserving the traditions of their ancestors. While in Umbria, McCabe and her team stayed our Farmhouse La Fattoria del Gelso, which is centrally located, and thus perfect for filming all over Umbria.
Lucky for us, we had arranged for a DC visit of our friend Chef Simone, chef/owner of Le Delizie del Borgo restaurant in Bevagna (Umbria) to provide the day’s refreshments. Chef Simone prepared a host of authentic Umbrian dishes for the celebration, and treated guests to a peek behind the scenes with live cooking demonstrations throughout the afternoon.
Yesterday, the Umbria episode was released online! Hop on over to the Dream of Italy website to see Kathy explore our very own Umbria. Drooling over the footage? There are still a few weeks left at the Farmhouse this summer that can be booked!
— Via Umbria