Close the year with a lovely dinner in Paciano

  Close the year with a lovely dinner in Paciano at Osteria la Loggetta, a small and charming restaurant at the entrance of our Medieval village. Here is for you the December 31st  Menu: ”…When the flavors of Umbria meet the sea” Welcome drink  & local slow food selected finger food Tasting: Great scallop marinated…

wine spectator 2013

Seven day tour of seven of the worlds finest wines

Seven day tour of six of the worlds finest wines. Wine Spectator is the most highly esteemed international ranking system for wine, and we are proud of the recognition that it gives to our vineyards. This year, like last year, sixteen Italian wines are among the top 100 wines worldwide according to Wine Spectator. Seven…

friends at fontanaro

Christmas and New Year Day in Italy

Christmas and New Year’s Day in Italy Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrations are really important for families in Italy. From shopping together at traditional Christmas markets throughout the holiday season, to spending hours creating the perfect Italian meal, especially on 8 December when families set up their Christmas trees, 25 December for Christmas lunch…


A Truffle and Olives November

  A truffle and olive November in Tuscany Umbria. Lets plan your month with our events calendar. Early November in Tuscany and Umbria  is the Olive harvest season and for foodies the chance to enjoy olive oil tasting all around the country side.  It is also time for white truffle, but quality depends every year…


October: the don’t miss list

October, whats’ on? October in Tuscany and Umbria is special, no more crowdes, and a lot of nice itineraries to discover. The fall in Italy start at the and of October, and our weather is nice not too cold, not too hot. It is time for the grape and olive harvest, chestnuts and porcini mushrooms….


A week at Fontanaro: some tours ideas

Most of our guests love to come to Fontanaro for a week or two. There is so much to do in this area, I personally haven’t even tried it all! Some of my favourite things to do are visiting the different cheese factories, the wineries (as I am a somilier) and to try new restaurants….

wine in tuscany

September 2013 in Tuscany Umbria – what’s on

September 2013 in Tuscany Umbria – what’s on around il fontanaro organic farm and vacation villas. Check this post for weekly updates. Don’t miss the wine festivals! And stay with us at Fontanaro’s vacation villas for the grape harvest on the last week of September. Music, and wine tasting into the vineyard! ARNALDO CAPRAI (MONTEFALCO)…


Roadway to heaven (to bagni San Filippo hot springs)

We call it roadway to haven because this is one of the most astonish roads of Tuscany. From il Fontanaro eco farm and holiday villas take the road 71 to Chiusi Chianciano Terme and before Chianciano terme turn left to the brown sign of MONTE AMIATA. CLICK HERE  FOR THE  day tour map   First…

Palio dei Terzieri di Città della Pieve

August in Tuscany Umbria

August 2013 in Tuscany Umbria: Whats on? Here is the main events list (we will update it daily as most of the programming aren’t already online!) NB ALL SUMMER! LA FOCE GARDENS: One of the great private gardens of Italy, Tuscany‟s La Foce‟s “absolutely breathtaking”and “fabulous” gardens are open every Wednesday afternoon for guided tours…


July in Tuscany Umbria all the events

July in Tuscany Umbria all the events  and happening. I’ve ordered the list from A to Z starting by the city name. Please check this post daily for more updates.   25th Anniversary of the Incontri in Terra di Siena 19th to 28th of July 2013 BEYOND MUSIC Once again, during this year’s festival they…