Umbria-Un Po’ di Relax

044EEC5F-D9C1-43B7-A893-884D8DE8CB76The region of Umbria is referred to as “Italy’s Green Heart” and it truly is. We spent three days at Casale Mille Soli an agriturismo B&B in Mugnano Poggio a part of Perugia. It sits way back in the olive grove covered rolling hills. You drive  along a winding, rocky dirt road past pastures and are treated to amazing vistas  like these.

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29CAF0C7-2FF8-49F1-B2B5-4C60FC848C06The B&B was constructed in part from a monastery dating back to the 1600’s. The owners Giancarlo and Valeria have kept the same style as they have expanded and restored the property.

So as explained in a previous post, an agriturismo is a bit of a working farm. Mille Soli has over 300 olive trees which are hundreds of years old. Did I mention the garden..,

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10D583B2-6EA5-470F-A903-D1DAC7558CD7And then there is the “relax”.  Check out the hammocks under the olive trees.

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AF88CD47-D14E-40F8-AD8C-010FA107532DAnd of course for us girls “relax” is always inherent in the word “shopping”. A short drive away we visited the quaint hilltop town of Casteligione del Lago which overlooks Lake Trasimeno.

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61DB3A2C-C387-4CD5-9A31-196A293BDF79The prices in the shops here are definitely some of the best. You will see a lot of products made from cinghiale (wild boar). These two stuffed cuties were enjoying a bit of the vino.

DF23D496-A6A7-47C7-8034-5A908F6F3CF9Then it was time to head back to our apartment after a great afternoon.

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