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.