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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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Events in Umbria and Tuscany – end of August and September

Tuoro Summer Cinema 2020 (Movies under the stars) Tuoro sul Trasimeno, from July to September In the historical center of Tuoro Sul Trasimeno, the open-air film festival “Tuoro Summer Cinema” arrives appointment every Thursday from July to September. For reservations: 333 3770104 https://www.facebook.com/prolocotuoro Trasimeno Blues Festival Lake Trasimeno, from the 24th to 30th of August […]

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The new trend of Summer 2020: the SUP (Stand up Paddleboarding)

    Stand up paddleboarding, or SUP is a water sport born from surfing with modern roots in Hawaii. Stand up paddle boarders stand on boards that are floating on the water and use a paddle to propel themselves through the water. In San Feliciano (near Perugia) a group of young people reunited in the […]

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What to do in August in Umbria and Tuscany

Here are some events in August in Umbria and Tuscany, don’t miss them! Picnic in Madrevite 8-9 Agosto (booking is necessary) In the usual setting of the #CantinaMadrevite, enjoy the spectacular sunset over Lake Chiusi surrounded by wine glasses, tasting, and live music. In Cantina Madrevite, Località Cimbano l, 36 – Vaiano – Castiglione del […]

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