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Agriturismo in Umbria

Can anyone recommend a good Agriturismo farm in or around Umbria? I'm staying for 2 days in the end of December. I'd love to see a working farm--Olive oil, cheese, ect.

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Wendy - I'm struggling to help you with your question. There are many agriturismos in Umbria and I assume you know about the various websites.

I don't know what you'll find in December in the way of "working" farms. Farms are entering their hibernation now. Wines are sitting on their lees, the olives have been pressed. You could end up looking at a lot of barrels! Plus muddy roads...

Your limit of two days is also challenging. Agriturismos are best enjoyed for several days at least - many expect a week's commitment. I'd suggest basing yourself in a smaller city that will be active at that time of year - Asissi, Gubbio, Perugia - and touring out one day to see the countryside and whatever agricultural activity the local tourist office can recommend. And take a camera - the winter landscape should be beautiful!

Posted by
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Try Locada Rosati.

http://www.locandarosati.orvieto.tr.it/

While the summer was great there I did think how wonderfully cozy it would be in Winter!!!! Very near Orvieto and Chivita - both would be beautiful in winter.

But the other poster is correct - the farm wouldn't be working then. they do have a cooking school - perpahs you could get a class. They do take shorter than one week stays too - we stayed just 2 nights and wished for another 10.

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My sister in law spent a week at Fattoria Titignano, located between Orvieto and Todi, about 1-2 hours north of Rome. She loved it. You can google it to read reviews, plus it is on www.tripadvisor.com and also Karen Brown's website www.karenbrown.com.

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check out annesitaly.com. She is a guide in Umbria. I have taken two tours with her and she is fantastic.