Umbrian Life

Every Last Sunday of May – Cantine Aperte.
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Every Last Sunday of May – Cantine Aperte.

Originally Posted  by Gusto Wine Tours on May 22, 2011 First impressions We originally thought when we first started Gusto Wine Tours that the last Sunday in May would be the busiest day of the year! Cantine Aperte (Open Wineries) is THE day to get out and try the local wines.  We were also under…

Certificate Of Excellence 2016 !
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Certificate Of Excellence 2016 !

  Thank you to all our wonderful Gusto Wine Tours guests! We have won the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for the FIFTH year in a row – and it’s all because of you! We continue to strive to exceed your expectations and we hope that we do just that.  We love what we…

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Gusto Wine Tours Grand Prize Draw …. WINNERS!! We have WINNERS!!

We had a “Christmas at Easter” party at Casa di Stafford last night and Lisa May who IS Paws To Help was there.  We asked Lisa to pick the tickets for the prize draw, we thought she was the perfect person to do it! So, without further ado – we are DELIGHTED to announce the winners!…

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Gusto Wine Tours – Grand Prize Draw! *** WONDERFUL UPDATE****

13th March 2015   We are DELIGHTED to say that we have now sold 101 tickets!! This means that the Grand Prize Draw will take place after midday (Italy time!) on Friday 3rd April!  Now we want to reach 200 tickets!  Only €5 per ticket!  A bargain … and to sweeten the deal, we have…

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A Very Happy and Exciting 2015 for us all!!

I’ve put together some snapshots of our lives in 2014 and look forward to creating more fabulous memories this year!  It’s a big year for us!  We are celebrating five years doing what we love to do!  I (Giselle) turn the big FIVE .OH. later in the year, and I plan on having many adventures…

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Woo Hoo!! Trip Advisor CoE THREE years in a row!

We are very proud and pleased to announce that we have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the THIRD year in a row – as we started just 4 years ago, this is a great achievement for us! We’d like to thank all our past guests for the wonderful Trip Advisor reviews…

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Business e Via Italy’s Case Studies – Expats in Italy.

Business e via Italy’s exclusive series of case studies featuring expats starting businesses in Italy. This week – Gusto Wine Tours Thank you to Fiona Tankard for this interview with us at Gusto Wine Tours – This is a a little snapshot of why we are here and why we do what we do!  …

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Cantine Aperte – Last Sunday in May – Ground Rules.

Party Time in The Umbrian Wineries! Cantine Aperte Umbrian Views   The nationwide Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars) in Italy is always the last weekend of May. This is one of the few days in the year we DON’T work!  We use part of the day to go to new cantine that we normally don’t have time to visit in…

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Looking back, to look forward …. Our Loves and Life in Umbria.

Sometimes all it takes is to flick through past photographs to relive the loves, laughs, the memories, the friendships …… I took a peek at just the past few months. Here’s what I came up with …..   There were, of course, so many more photos I could have included, but perhaps there should be…

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Our Transplanted Life in Montefalco, Umbria – Gusto style …

Life is funny sometimes – the longer you stay in one place, the more you can take it for granted. Then something happens or you see something that brings you right back to why you chose to be in that particular place way back when! Home Life Simple pleasures, walking right near our house with…

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Bevagna – Il Mercato delle Gaite.

A little snapshot of the festival. WE try and go every year ….. Every June Bevagna, in central Umbria holds a 10 day medieval festa – the whole town gets involved and dresses up as medieval folk.  They dress the town up too, hiding modern day paraphernalia with hessian sacking where possible! The various quarters…

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