It was a trip to Rome a good 4 or so years ago that first brought me to Chowhound. Back then, I thought we had to have a place to eat for every conceivable meal and drove myself literally bonkers posting, reading posts, rereading posts, compiling lists, etc. I've finally realized that while that may work for a lot of people, it does not work for me. Now, I like to have a few places in mind and go with a couple of reservations, leaving the rest to intuition and "feeling" while out and about during the day.
That said, we will be in Umbria for 5 days in October. From the web site for the agroturismo where we will be staying, our location will be:
"...in Umbria, central Italy, near the border with Tuscany, about half-way between Rome and Florence, 20 km from Lake Trasimeno and 25 km from Perugia. The closest town is called Tavernelle di Panicale (5 km)." (see the attached map)
We will have a car and plan to take day trips each day. Given all this information, does anyone have a stand out place for lunch? We'd like to have at least 1 or 2 days where we know we will be eating. Our thought is to make lunch our main meal each day and for dinner have a light selection of whatever meats, cheeses and produce we pick up on our travels back at the agroturismo (they do not provide dinner).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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