A pleasant 1 night stay in Umbria, an interesting region halfway between Rome and Tuscany for those seeking a relaxing and pleasant escape in the countryside. Visit of the winery, with an illustration of winemaking and wine aging techniques ... More info ›
A pleasant 1 night stay in Umbria, an interesting region halfway between Rome and Tuscany for those seeking a relaxing and pleasant escape in the countryside. Visit of the winery, with an illustration of winemaking and wine aging techniques. Including a lunch or a dinner with guided tasting of the produced wines in paired with dishes based on farm products , typical of the local umbrian cuisine. Welcoming rooms, which directly overlook the vineyards, offering a splendid view over the whole valley. Surrounded by an enchanting panoramic garden, the property offers a large breakfast room and tastings of delicacies. The area is within the Territorial System of Naturalistic Environmental Interest of Mount Peglia and offers interesting routes for trekking lovers. The package includes also a guided walking tour with a local guide to discover breathtaking views.
Day 1: Ripalvella and San Venanzo " The Middle Heart"
Stop At: Parco e Museo Vulcanologico di San Venenzo, Piazza Roma 1, 05010 San Venanzo Italy
Arrival & meeting with our local expert and your guide .
Let's start this inspirational guided walk between Ripalvella and San Venanzo. This is a fantastic area, background to the events of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” … a world that is imagined to have existed actually, but at a different stage of our imagination!
It is an area of rolling vine covered hills, medieval villages, olive groves and a Volcanologic Park that It is located in a Regional Protected Area included in the Territorial System of interest Nature Environmental Monte Peglia and Selva di Meana established in 2000 to enhance and protect the wonderful natural heritage between San Venanzo and Orvieto. The park, a natural outdoor extension of the Volcanological Museum, is open through a nice circular route of about 1 km, which runs between the exterior and interior of the largest lava flow, known as the Venanzite.
The region is ideal for exploring on foot, experiencing the slower pace of life endemic to Umbria and learning about the long history of wine making. From Ripalvella- San Venanzo , a town which the origins can be traced back to about five million years ago, following the advent of a compressive tectonic phase. Many are the remains (buccheri, stamps, pottery ….) Found in the archaeological sites of the dorsal Civitella dei Conti – San Venanzo – Poggio delle Civitelle and kept in the local Museum Volcanological witness the presence of human settlements on Peglia in the first centuries BC and is very plausible that in the heyday of the Etruscan city of Velzna and its subsequent transformation into Urbe Vetus, sprung from Roman domination, the territory of San Venanzo have done, just for the city of Orvieto, a valuable feature for controlling the hilltop outpost traffic of oil, wine, weapons and pottery to the side of Perugia and the Trasimeno. Ample opportunity is set aside to visit markets, taste wine and olive oil, and explore the narrow streets of small towns and visit museums, galleries and vineyards en route.
Dinner and Overnight.
Duration: 4 hours
• Dinner: In the cozy farm restaurant you can taste delicious recipes that enhance the genuineness of the territorial flavors.
Accommodation included: Overnight in a farm**** in the blooming Umbrian country side: 5 comfortable and bright rooms . Pool & Garden.
Day 2: Relax
Stop At: Fattoria di Monticello Winery, Voc. Ponetro, 66 Frazione Ripalvella, 05010 San Venanzo Italy
After a nice breakfast , time to relax yourself in the pool overlooking the valley, at 11.00 visit of the farm winery,. Fattoria di Monticello has undergone a process of continuous fine-tuning, and has specialized first in growing grapes by means of selective techniques aimed at obtaining excellent quality from a small produce, and then in winemaking based on absolutely traditional methods but with cutting-edge equipment and technologies. This allowed us to obtain wines of superior quality, without ever departing from the principles of bio-sustainable viticulture.
End of the tour.
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.