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rebakatt Jul 4th, 2010 07:32 AM

Agriturismo in Umbria
Hello! We are taking our first trip to Italy this fall and are considering staying at an agriturismo somewhere in the Umbria region for a night or two. Any recommendations?


zeppole Jul 4th, 2010 07:48 AM

Umbria is a very large region of Italy, with agriturismi all over it. Some parts of Umbria are dense with art cities, other parts are known for their scenic beauty, sill other parts are known for their wine.

If you are unfamiliar with which part of Umbria you want to be in, looking at this website can get you oriented

If you see an area and an agriturismo that you like, check for recent reviews on Tripadvisor.

rebakatt Jul 4th, 2010 12:15 PM

Thanks Zeppole.... great website. We are thinking of spending a few days around Perugia, Assisi, and then Orvieto. Any pointers would be appreciated! Thanks again!

zeppole Jul 4th, 2010 12:26 PM

The agriturismi in that area are well-reviewed on Tripadvisor. Take a look at the category of "specialty lodging" for the towns of Assisi, Bevagna, Spello, Montefalco, Spoleto and Foligno. The countryside around ALL of those towns are rich in agriturismi and make a convenient base for all the towns that you say you want to see.

There are car rental offices in Orvieto and Foligno-- whichever is convenient to your plan.

When staying in an agriturismo, it can be nice to stay in one that serves meals on the premises. Even if you don't always have dinner there, it is a terrific option, and often it is terrific food, since dinners are based around the products of the farm.

To visit Perugia, it can be better to drive to Foligno, park and take the short train ride into Perugia, rather than navigate Perugia's maze of roads.

Finally, you don't need a car or an agriturismo to see the towns you mention. From Orvieto, you can easily reach both Perugia and Assisi with public transportation.

bfrac Jul 5th, 2010 04:48 AM

We stayed at La Ghirlanda two years ago. We did have the meals in the evening and we loved everything about the place. They serve Sagrantino made from their own grapes... divine.

We dream of going back.

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