Join Early Retirement Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-20-2014, 07:16 AM   #21
Dryer sheet aficionado
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 26
I recommend Spoleto, a hill town with wonderful views, the site of an annual music festival, an interesting local cuisine, all nicely preserved with lots of winding roads and small footpaths to take you through the city. Also an impressive aqueduct outside town.
Some of the towns recommended here, Lucca, Montepulciano, are in Tuscany, which is adjacent but usually considered more touristy, more crowded than Umbria, but also wonderful.
I've lived in Rome, Genoa, Florence and just love Italy.
I would urge that instead of an agriturismo venue that you find a rental in or very near a town. One of the joys of Italian life is the morning espresso bar, the evening passeggiato, meeting people, and walking to restaurants, stores, train stations. I would not want to be isolated on a farm where you have to drive everywhere.

Don46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #22
Full time employment: Posting here.
kaudrey's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Alexandria, Va
Posts: 857
We stayed in an agritourismo in Chianti (north of Umbria), in 2011, and loved it. It was so relaxing and peaceful. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by...
kaudrey is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.