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Umbria Service Directory

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  • Wine Tasting & Country Walks

    Recommended by Andrea Camerota

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    Wine tasting with Martin, with or without lunch or dinner, at La Cantina I Girasoli di Sant'Amdrea, Molino Vitelli, Umbertide 06019 www.ristorantegirasoli.it
    martin@tuscanyumbria.com

    Comments:
    "Also countryside walks are available with Martin who is English and moved to Italy with his wife over 15 years ago."

  • Learn Italian

    Recommended by Andrea Camerota

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    Learn Italian with Paola Wright, born in Turin, educated in England and marrid to a Brit. Paola offerers Italian lessons for all abilities, she also runs a book reading club, all done it the comfort of her home, or she can do Skype lessons when required.
    Tel: 3386880448
    Email: learning.paola@gmail.com

  • Pediatrician Dr. Ciro Manno, Orvieto

    Recommended by Elizabeth Heath

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    Dr. Manno treats the children of several expat moms from the Orvieto area. He is forward thinking and understands the differences in childrearing philosophies of non-Italians. He has backed me up frequently when I’ve butted heads with my “Italian mafia” (my in-laws). 
    ASL Monterubaglio
    tel. 347 8588500

  • iMAG1NE - Family photographer

    Recommended by Rachel & Richard

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    Amy Turner is an established British photographer based in Umbria and specializes in family portraiture and weddings.
    http://www.imag1ne.com/index.htm

    Comments:
    “Amy I really don’t know what to say. They are beautiful beyond belief. I am in floods of tears! You are the most talented photographer, I feel so privileged to know you and to call you a friend. I will treasure these forever and ever!! I’ll have to get back to you about the images to print, it will be impossible to choose! Def def want/need/must have the DVD please!Rxxxxxxxxxx" (Rachel & Richard)

    “Love them!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely would like the DVD please but we haven't decided which 3 prints we want, problem is love them all so v hard to decide even though having dvd anyway!!!! Everyone who has seen them are really impressed" (Joanne & Paul)

    “Wow! We LOVE them! The kids had a great time and have asked for huge prints of themselves in their bedrooms!” (Kate & Lee)
     

  • Surveyor Massimo Danti

    Recommended by Elizabeth Heath

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    Geometra Danti is precise, detail-oriented and affable. He speaks some English, as does his business partner, Marco Fontanieri.
    Studio Tecnico Associato Nova Urbs
    Via Degli Eucalipti, 11
    05018 Orvieto (Ciconia)
    tel. 340 3507311
    mdanti@alice.it
     

     

  • Stonemason/Home Renovation

    Recommended by Elizabeth Heath

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    Paolo Marchetti is married to an American, speaks some English (his wife can help translate if needed) and does excellent work at honest prices. He specializes in custom stone work and tile installation.
    tel. 329 9343798
    paolo.marche@tiscali.it
     

  • Mail Boxes etc, Orvieto

    Recommended by Elizabeth Heath

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    Friendly, reliable service – more costly than Poste Italia, but at least you know your package will arrive! 
    Corso Cavour 279-281
    05018 Orvieto (TR)
    tel. 0763 393440
    mbe393@mbe.it
     

  • Private Chef and Food & Wine Tours

    Recommended by Andrea

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    A professional chef since 1998 by way of Philadelphia and Seattle, Jennifer is now a private chef and leader of active Food & Wine tours in the heart of Umbria. She works closely with the local, artisan producers she has met over the years and keeps her ears open at the markets, always ready to learn a new traditional recipe from an Italian Nonna to share with you!  For more information on Jennifers services: bicycle tours, picnic lunches, cooking classes, winery tours, farm tours and more - all from an eno-gastronomical point of view - take a look at her website.
    Tel:  (+39) 336 634092
    lifeitalianstyle@gmail.com
    www.lifeitalianstyle.com

    Comments:
    "Each of my daughters and I took a cooking class from Jennifer and it was an amazing experience. My girls are 8 and 11 years old and Jennifer was happy to have them take the classes with me. Jennifer is a wealth of knowledge and taught us so much about traditional Umbrian dishes and cooking in general. The menus were 4 courses, with fresh, local, in-season ingredients at a beautiful location in Cannara. And she was flexible with the cooking menu too. We had a couple Italian dishes we really wanted to learn how to make and she was absolutely willing to teach them to us. For example, we made a wonderful wine biscotti called roccetti with a recipe from a nonna in Cannara that Jennifer had never done before but she was totally willing to show us how to make it since it has been our favorite Italian treat here. She is really fun to cook with, very patient, and a day with her is SO enjoyable and memorable. We HIGHLY recommend Jennifer as your cooking expert and teacher in Umbria!! You go home SO full after lunch and with leftovers after a wonderful day of learning." (Andrea, Nov 2014)