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WHATS ON IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA IN JULY 2014?

  WHATS ON IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA IN JULY 2014? Here is our don’t miss list. Top 4 of the Month are:   1) UMBRIA JAZZ FESTIVAL From 11st to 20th of July the best Jazz Festival of Italy will be held in Perugia. Artists from all over the world will come here in Umbria in…

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Hearth, Life, Grape: the Bindella wine tour

  Hearth, Life, Grape is the the Bindella  (Vallocaia) wine tour and  is also their  payoff. In italian it means Terra, Vita, Vite. Vallocaia (Bindella)  is an earthly paradise. The lightly rolling hills around Montepulciano lend this landscape a gentle, unequalled beauty. The estate was bought in the 1984 by Rudi Bindella, who fascinated by the beauty…

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WHATS ON IN TUSCANY AND UMBRIA: JUNE 2014

June 2014, whats on in Tuscany and Umbria? To help you plan ahead at Fontanaro, here is a list of the major  food and wine events, Festivals, street martkets,  exhibits of interest in Umbria and Tuscany.   AREZZO Saturday 31st of May and Sunday 1st of June The Antique Market – The traditional Monthly event…

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4 things we loved doing while at Fontanaro

4 things we loved doing while at Fontanaro: Cooking with Alina:  she is an excellent teacher and mentor, with a seriously discerning palate.  Experiencing her creating a new dish with just-picked seasonal ingredients is hugely informative about traditional and inventive Tuscan and Umbrian cuisine. Walking from Fontanaro through Paciano to Panicale—with amazing views of Lago…

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Undiscovered Italy: Island Polvese

We just discovered peaceful and lovely Isola Polvese! It is easy to get there by taking the ferry from San Feliciano. In less than 15 minutes, we arrived in this gentle oasis on Lake Trasimeno. We walked along a beautiful path lined with cypress trees and flowering oleanders. To the left we had a great…

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6 Slow Food 2014 selected restaurant in our area

6 Slow Food 2014 and il Fontanaro selected restaurant in our area 1) AREZZO LA TORRE DI GNICCHE Cost: 23/30 euro more wines Where: Poggio san Martino 8 Never on Wendsday We like the onion soup, bruschetta with anchovies,  the original Tuscan soup; la Ribollita. They have around 700 wine lables in the cellar! http://www.latorredignicche.it/…

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What’s on in May in Tuscany and Umbria?

May in Tuscany and Umbria? Enjoy our Green Hills Wine and Italian Food Experience  in May Explore quality Wineyards, like Cantina dei Redi and Giacomo Mori with wine tasting accompanied by a light lunch. A professional Wine Sommelier will introduces and enchants the experience. Descover our Cooking Class Making Italian Specialties with all Organic ingredients. …

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Easter 2014 Whats on in Tuscany and Umbria

Easter 2014 Whats on in Tuscany and Umbria?  Here you are some of our last updates, please check this post weekly from more ideas!       And April – finally we are into spring.  April is our blooming season, time to re-open, to restart after winter. And this April will be filled with local…

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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…

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