Between the hustle and bustle of Venice and Florence, we reserved several days to slow down a bit and just relax and do some wine related exploring in Umbria. Antica Olivaia turned out to be the perfect place to use as a home base, feeling much more like "home" than "base".
Dani and Marco were wonderful hosts, offering excellent guidance on local points of interest, helping with reservations, and providing some of the best meals we had on the entire trip. We felt less like guests and more like visiting friends.
Tuscany gets all the attention, but just next door, Umbria quietly steals the show.