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Farm Holidays in Umbria
The Farm Holidays "Podere le Olle" is situated halfway between Florence
and Rome and within easy reach of the motorway. It is ideally placed
for outings to Orvieto and Città della Pieve, Lake Trasimene
and Perugia as well as the gorgeous Val d'Orcia, which not only provides
the ideal starting point for excursions to Tuscany, but is also home
to food-and-wine-lovers tours. A gravel road leading through olive groves
takes you up to a car park on the edge of the Agriturismo’s garden.
The establishment consists of two old stone houses, which were sympathetically
restored, preserving many of the original features. Organic farming
is practised here and this is reflected in the environmentally friendly
methods and materials deployed in the running of the Agriturismo.
We strive to provide holidays guided by principles of eco-sustainability
and in harmony with nature. This is why we use geothermic and solar
energy, utilize low-consumption light bulbs as well as water-saving
devices in the bathrooms to avoid unnecessary waste. We separate our
rubbish and biological waste is made into compost and then used as fertilizer
in our vegetable patch. We also chose our food and drink along these
lines and this is what is on offer to our guests.
Breakfast and dinner (the latter is provided on special request), are
served in the garden or, when the weather is not conducive to meals
al fresco, on the ground floor of the main house. Here, the former cattle
stable has been restored and transformed into a large living space with
vaulted ceilings and an open fireplace.
Connected to the dining room, the spacious and well-equipped kitchen
has a large open hearth and provides the venue for classes in traditional
Umbrian cuisine. In the room next door, our own olive oil and a selection
of local products are for sale.
An old oven, now once again fully functional, is next to the farmhouse.
Furthermore, at the back of the house, there are two old stone baths,
once used for handwashing linen. A track winds through the fields of
the property, ideal for a brisk morning walk, and last but not least,
the pool with views across the valleys is the ideal place to relax.