Christmas Villa

With the holidays around the corner, our group of ex-pats (including a couple traveling in from Amsterdam with their baby daughter) is headed for a villa in Umbria. This region is just north of Rome, south of Tuscany, about two and a half hours out of town…and something I’m deeply looking forward to!

Housed in the villa will be 11 adults, 6 children and one dog (sadly not Carter–next year!). To be sure we’ll have stockings, presents and meals aplenty. Reports of a partridge in a pear tree have not yet been confirmed.

On the activity agenda is a tour and tasting of an olive oil farm/factory and wine tastings for those not with child. Paul and I plan to spend time shopping and meandering the streets of nearby ancient villages (Assisi, Citta Di Castello and more) and at least equally appealing is the idea of watching Christmas movies snuggled up with Christmas cookies, especially for those with child.

Wonder if we could just live here? That would solve the apartment question

Umbria Villa

Dining room

Sitting room

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