Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Into Umbria

After 3 days in Rome,I took the train out into the countryside of Umbria and rented a car. From there I spent 4 days roaming the hilltop villages. Umbria is very much like Tuscany...a bit less sophisticated and polished,definitely un-touristy, and just as beautiful. I stayed in 2 wonderful agritourismos,which are working farms that have converted the house into B & B rooms,often with small restaurants in them.It's the only way to go!
Umbria: chalky soil,great for grapes!

View from my agritourismo bedroom window

Bucolic setting

My view at breakfast

House dating from the 1800s

rough life

Double rainbow

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Every evening this was the scene.....

My periwinkle car!!!

late season grapes

Neighboring village!!!

and the next..... 
cypress lined lanes typical of Umbria and Tuscany

olive trees,my favorite!

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