Agriturismo in Tuscany or Umbria

Jan 8th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Agriturismo in Tuscany or Umbria

Dear fellow travelers,

My wife, 10 year old son, and I are interested in staying at an agriturismo in the Tuscany or Umbria region in Italy in early summer. We are looking for a place that is an active agricultural farm (i.e. produces olive oil, wine, etc.), but not too fancy. We are looking to stay there for a week and use it to take day trips. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Nancy and Neal
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Jan 8th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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I've always wanted to stay here, because I love goats:

http://www.chianticashmere.com/Tuscan-Farm-Rental/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbLDVZfgdXM



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Jan 8th, 2009, 03:20 PM
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Jan 8th, 2009, 05:21 PM
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NancyNeal,
Try La Crociona http://www.lacrociona.com/ near Montalcino.

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Jan 9th, 2009, 05:28 AM
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I highly recommend Le Case Gialle in Umbria, near Bevagna and Montefalco. A working olive farm, they produce small quantities of organic olive oil. The apartments themselves are gorgeous, as our the views. It's the prefect spot for daytrips; in addition to Montefalco and Bevagna, one can easily visit Spello, Assisi, Trevi, Todi, Deruta, Perugia....

http://www.lecasegialle.it/
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Jan 9th, 2009, 05:51 AM
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A second for Le Case Gialle. I've stayed with them a half dozen times.
Silvana and Mauro are great (and you get fresh bread and the Intl. Tribune at your door every morning). A pool too, if its warm enough.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 12:21 PM
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All of the places listed here: http://www.bella-toscana.com/chianti_agriturismi.htm are working farms. The nearest to what you want is probably Antico Borgo di Sugame - the wife speaks English and they produce excellent wine and olive oil. The location is halfway between Florence and Siena, and is high up so it never gets too hot.
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Jan 11th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Several years ago part of our family stayed at Spannocchia http://www.spannocchia.com during our week in Tuscany.

It sounds like it would work great for you and the staff was exceptionally helpful and good with kids.
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Jan 13th, 2009, 07:21 PM
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Thanks to all of you who've responded.

These are great suggestions, and it looks like our biggest problem will be narrowing down which place to stay!
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Jan 15th, 2009, 12:16 PM
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I also stayed at Le Case Gialle and also recommend it. Very relaxing; olive groves and delicious olive oil; some animals (I recall a donkey?); nice pool; kid friendly; some hiking trails in the area; guitars and bikes available to borrow; plenty to do nearby as far as day trips (be aware that you will need to drive to dinner if you get tired of cooking).

Zeppole's 'goat' place looks intriguing, too!
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