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What to do in Umbria and Tuscany in June

UMBRIA Orvieto in Fiore 2022: From 3th to 5th June There are many appointments this year: workshops, markets of local products, music, tournaments, ending on Sunday 5 June with the celebration of Pentecost: fifty days after Easter, the symbolic flight of a dove over the beautiful Piazza del Duomo in Orvieto , recalls the descent […]

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Events in Umbria and Tuscany – September 2021

Dear friends, here a list of activities that you can easily reach from Fontanaro during september and October 2021. Enjoy country slow living with us!   CORTONA ART FESTIVAL – Cortona ❓ #Arts 📍 Cortona (Ar) 🗓️ 10-12 September 🔎 In Cortona, the Buskers & Food Truck Festival arrives , proposing itself as the first and only format in Italy […]

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Fontanaro Olive Oil is awarded with Gold Medal at NYIOOC 2021!

The passion, the enthusiasm and the choice we made to produce the organic extra virgin olive oil Fonte della Pace have been awarded for the Sixth Time with Gold Medal at NYIOOC World Olive Oil Competition 2021! The NYIOOC is by far the world’s largest and most inclusive review of olive oils from every corner […]

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Fontanaro wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award for Vacation Rental!

  We are proud to announce that we’ve been awarded again with the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. Fontanaro’s great travellers reviews over the last 12 months earned a place among travellers’ favourite locations in Italy. This achievement celebrates businesses that deliver fantastic experiences to travellers around the globe. Fontanaro is now ranked within the top […]

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Summer events in Umbria and Tuscany

Umbria Lavender Festival From June 19th, Assisi The lavender festival has been taking place for 12 years now in the lavender fields and gardens of the IL LAVANDETO DI ASSISI nursery in Castelnuovo di Assisi The party takes place in the 3 hectares of gardens and fields and which were created for love for greenery, […]

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FONTANARO EVOO IS IN SLOW FOOD GUIDE 2021 AND OBTAINS THE SLOW FOOD SNAIL

We are very happy and proud to have obtained one of the 36 Slow Food snails in Italy and to be part of 2021 Slow Food Guide of Extra Virgin Olive Oils. This is a recognition attributed to excellent extra virgin olive oils considering organoleptic value, adherence to the territory and cultivars. As producers, the […]

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OLIVE OIL TIMES ARTICLE: “AT FONTANARO ESTATE, QUALITY IS EVERYTHING”

At Fontanaro Estate, Lucia Verdacchi, and Giovanni and Alina Pinelli produce high-quality extra virgin olive oil while promoting sustainability and a circular economy. The Fontanaro Estate is nestled in the hills surrounding the beautiful village of Paciano. Named after the Latin words for Peace of Janus – Pax Jani – the estate is located near the remains […]

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SLOW FOOD ARTICLE: “THE BEST WEDDING GIFT? AN OLIVE TREE!”

“FOR OUR WEDDING I GAVE MY HUSBAND AN OLIVE TREE. IT WAS 1972. WHAT PUSHED ME TO CHOOSE AN OLIVE TREE INSTEAD OF A PRECIOUS WATCH, I STILL DON’T KNOW!” NEARLY 50 YEARS HAVE PASSED, BUT LUCIA VERDACCHI REMEMBERS THAT MOMENT WELL. IL FONTANARO, AN AGRITOURISM IN PACIANO, NEAR PERUGIA, WAS FOUNDED IN 1976, BUT […]

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What to do in Umbria and Tuscany in October

Raffaello exhibition at Palazzo Baldeschi in Perugia From 18 September to 6 January 2021 An exhibit for the 500 years after his death called “Raffaello in Umbria and his heritage in the Academy” between real and virtual.  You will be able to see all Raffaello works related to Umbria, which are now located in the […]

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The New York Times talks about us!

We are very pleased to read the article about Panicale, our neighbor, in the New York Times, it’s nice to see all over the world people falling in love with our land! Panicale is just 3 km away from Paciano, you can reach it on foot and you will discover an enchanting hilltop village in […]

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