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Cooking and Sleeping in Umbria or Tuscany

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Cooking and Sleeping in Umbria or Tuscany

hjordan | Apr 17, 2012 07:43 PM

Hopefully this post belongs in the Italy board...

I'm looking for one of those magical agriturisimo-esque olive grove/farm/vineyards anywhere between Rome and Florence for my boyfriend and I to stay for a night or two between the cities. Looking for a Blackberry Farms-type experience (at about a third of the price, preferably), where they grow most of the goods used to make a meal. Ideally, I'd love to take a cooking class, but most of the places I've found online with cooking classes are either in a city or look like a big touristy thing (I'm looking for...you know...the non-touristy cooking class). Or, I'd happily pitch in if it is just a small kitchen in a farm house.

I don't mean to be vague but I have 21 additional tabs open on this browser with 21 hotel/farmstay/and-everything-in-between options, and it is impossible to determine what is an honest slow food movement and what's the olive garden cooking school...

Any help or suggestions would be a huge help!

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