I’m in the palazzo (palace) in Paciano on wreath-hanging day. It’s the wedding arbor with a view over green Umbria. The ivy creeper has turned red in December on the “palazzo” belonging to the Buitoni (pasta and perugina chocolates now owned by nestle) family. The ladies in the photo are friends, enjoying coffee. The dark haired lady is my Italian teacher, Dani. On the left is Lia, the baker. On the right is Leslie, American, long-time resident here. “chiacchieriamo” that’s what we’re doing — gossiping, chatting, having a good old time!