June/July 2013 – Umbria Vineyards, Italian Language Schools, Friuli’s Carnian Alps

cover-june-july13Dream of Learning Italian in Italy
A stint at an Italian language school in Italy can be a great way to spend a vacation or a career break. A former TV Guide shares her experience at languages schools in Rome and Umbria.

Recommended Italian Language Schools in Italy
A round-up of great Italian language schools throughout Italy — in Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Umbria. Spend your vacation learning the Italian language. Prego!

“Green” Umbria’s Greenest Winery
This Umbria vineyard offers eco-tours to those curious to visit their cellar, learn about their revolutionary viticulture practices, drive their environmentally-friendly electric vehicles through the rolling vineyards, and–most importantly, stop in their Green Wine Bar.

Tenuta Castelbuono: An Otherworldly Home to Sagrantino
A great place sip and swirl different vintages of this Sagrantino, known to be one of the most tannic varietals in the world, one of Umbria’s newest wineries and architectural wonders!

Simple, Summer Pleasures in Friuli’s Carnian Alps
Hidden in the mountains of northern Friuli–Venezia Giulia are the seven valleys, twenty-eight villages, and 121 hamlets of Carnia. In this remote area where Italy meets Austria, Alpine farmhouses dot the landscape, cows graze in verdant pastures and time almost seems to stand still.

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