It’s been a week since I’m back from Umbria and couldn’t be happier, to finally share with you a few snaps from the Olive Harvest Retreat, spent with a group of amazing bloggers and Fontanaro Farm hosts.
We have passed a truly blissful weekend, embracing the beauty of slow living, getting to know each other, and experiencing all that the Italian countryside has to offer – from breathtaking views to cooking meals with the organic ingredients handpicked from the farm’s garden. The retreat has been more than I could’ve asked for, beautiful in it’s simplicity – where laughing, sharing stories, good food, drinking homemade wine and appreciating what we had around us, was all that mattered (yep, almost no social media involved!)
Slow Living is contagious – I can certainly confirm that now, however, to fully understand the meaning behind it, – you should probably experience it yourself. I fell in love with the place, the moment I stepped out of the taxi – I mean how could I not with the warm Autumn sun, Umbrian hills around and the sound of rustling leaves? Just the memory of it makes me want to pack my bag and hop on the train again! Anyone willing to join me?
During the weekend, we stayed in the Fontanaro estate surrounded by the olive trees and vineyards. On Friday we had a chance to connect and share our ideas, while eating delicious homemade pizza next to the fire in a charming glass conservatory.
Saturday was filled with activities including gardening, cooking pasta with ragù, then olives harvesting and tasting fresh milled oil, instantly made from what we had picked! I still remember the light, spicy taste on a crispy bread, combined with homemade wine and I’m telling you guys, I would give a lot to turn back time to this moment, right now!
The words are missing to describe the feeling and atmosphere of this place. All I can say is that I’m extremely happy to be a part of this event and thankful for the amazing experience!
Here’s a beautiful movie made by Kat from Zero The One. Have a look to get the idea of how it was to be there
I’m sending big hugs to Fontanaro hosts and guests, event organizers: Susie from Oreeko, Kat from Zero The One, and creative bloggers: Saghar from Laab Noon, Ewa from Minty House, Tip from Happy House Rules, Emily + Harrison from Handi Home, Zahra from The Luxe Edition, Veronique from Modavanti, and Nardia from Lost in Florence…. for such an incredible time!
Miss you all guys and hope to see you again soon!
Have a great day!
Pictures: Agata Dimmich / Passion Shake