It reads like a Hollywood movie script. Two young lovers from Umbria work hard for several years to save money to visit New York City, their land of dreams. They have friends near the city who give them shelter as they venture into Manhattan on a two-week dream holiday. From ‘Shake Shack’ hamburgers and fries to street vendors, the duo from Umbria live, breath and feel like they are New Yorkers.
New York is exciting.
New York is a way of life and Marta and Gianluca are displaced Umbrians.
Their DNA reads ‘N E W Y O R K’.
Marta Petriachi is a law student and Gianluca Rubeca is studying engineering. The two met in Perugia, a college town in Umbria, where they were both in school.
We always want what we don’t have.
Gianluca and Marta at a Columbia-Dartmouth Football (American style) game
Marta and Gianluca know that Maria and I love Umbria and its gastronomic treasures, its beauty and its people.Yes, we treasure the wines from Montefalco, the cheese of Umbria, specifically pecorino (sheep’s milk), the truffles and all that the only land-locked province of Italy has to offer.
Umbria is considered the ‘greenest’ province in Italy, only a mere hour and a half north of Rome.
The inhabitants do not have the big city attitude.
Gianluca and Marta are different.
Their attitude is like a New Yorker, one that we admire.
The wines were the top wines from Umbria. They are my dream in a bottle.
Well, as time passes, so did the departure of Marta and Gianluca. They are now, certainly dreaming of their days in New York City. They have only been away for 24 hours and we miss them dearly.
Stranger things have happened!!